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Goodbye, House

July 29, 2009


Tomorrow is goodbye to our house. Dina says I need to go from room to room and do a little ritual to make sure I gather up all the leftover good energy from all the years of family laughter, pool splashing, holiday dinners, art making, board games, and hours of good late-night conversation. I think I will do that, but will leave behind many good wishes for the new family.

This place has been well loved — the hub for a transient extended family over the years. It’s the only Marshall grandparents’ house that my grandchildren can remember. Some of them are a little sad, but I know they will love visiting us in our new surroundings. Trips are already being planned.

This is also goodbye to my blog friends for a few days. Today is when our cable connection will be gone. Tomorrow we hit the road in two cars — with the kind assistance of my niece — with 3 dogs, 2 cats, and all of their necessities. We will stop overnight halfway there. Today is a rush of final packing and tossing.

It turns out that the animals will be staying at a kennel owned by the daughter of my best friend from high school, right down the street from their new home. They will be in very capable and trusted hands. I can’t wait till the dogs get to run in that big back yard. What a thrill that will be.

A very big thank you to all my loyal blog readers for being here day after day. I promise to always try to keep it fun. So for now, happy creating. We’ll talk soon.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. July 29, 2009 7:29 am

    Congratulations Martha. Safe journey to you and yours. See you at the new house!

  2. July 29, 2009 9:58 am

    Good luck in the new home, Martha. I know..a little sad and I can empathize. Sometimes it’s good to be so busy you don’t dwell on it.

  3. July 29, 2009 12:19 pm

    Safe travels Martha.

  4. July 29, 2009 1:41 pm

    Martha — Much happiness in your new home! I know from your entries it’s been a long haul. But it is sad to leave the memories behind, too.

  5. July 29, 2009 3:07 pm

    Martha many blessings my friend to your as you begin your new adventure. As I am reading your post many memories surface as the last day when my parents sold the house we grew up in. I was the last out the door as I went room to room. Safe travels! xoxo

  6. July 29, 2009 11:27 pm

    Sending you lots of good thoughts and warm wishes! Safe trip.

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