Moving, Part II
I’m facing scenes like the above every day. And you’re looking at stuff that isn’t coming to the new place.
At times, I drift around the house, scanning shelves and closets, wondering how to make less, and where it’s going to go. It’s an overwhelming task.
But angels have appeared.
There’s the couple, handyman extraordinaire and his landscaper wife, who have painted and repaired and planted.
There’s the good-natured man who came to pick up scrap metal, and has been back to take loads to the dump, and drive heavy machinery to the storage unit.
There are the T-bird aficionados in North Carolina, who delight in relieving us of car and car parts.
And the friends who shlep bins to the storage unit, and others who offer to pack us up for moving day.
And of course, husband Pat, who lifts and carries and solves problems.
So even though the children are far away, three in Australia, and four in Vienna this Thanksgiving, I find much to be thankful for.
Anybody need some gardening tools?