Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Moving

I stood in the kitchen, staring at the cabinets. I thought If I just look at the cabinets and the counter, everything seems normal. I let my mind swim blankly for a moment, took a deep breath, and looked up. Past the kitchen counter was the living room, which was decidedly NOT normal. The couches and chair were gone, blue padding crisscrossed the hardwood floors, and assorted boxes and other furniture awaited loading onto the truck rumbling away in front of my house.

That was two days ago. Now everything I own is currently inside of a semi, which is somewhere between here and there. I'm in a hotel room outside of Nashville with The May Queen and two fairly pissed off cats.

And I'm exhausted.

We have not sold the house, but someone at our new church in Michigan has a house that THEY haven't sold, and are allowing us to live there until we can buy. It all came about very quickly, and I'm still spinning from the flurry of activity that led up to where I am now.

I did get in one fabulous trip into the city with friend, a trip that include dinner uptown, music on Frenchmen Street, a trip to some bars in the quarter I had never been to, and one I had, watching the tourists make idiots of themselves on Bourbon Street, an early morning snack, and a return home at 4:30am. Now THAT'S a proper good-bye to NOLA.

I got in some good farewells with some friends, and just didn't have time to even check in with others, and feel a bit like I skipped town.

I'm excited and sad and basically just emotionally whiplashed, but haven't had much time to actually FEEL anything amid the long list of things to get done.

And now... it's time to sleep.

7 comments:

Chrissy said...

My heart aches for you as you go through this. Goodbyes are so hard and so sad. I hope your new home holds more joy and blessing than you can imagine. xo

de said...

Life's an adventure. I hope you sleep better in hotels than i do. Safe travels!

kaye said...

((((more hugs)))) I know breaking ties is so very painful . . .

Amelia said...

Oh wow. I can't believe Maypole is leaving NO. Those two things are fused in my mind as one. And for Michigan at that. I hope you find new roots and new friends in your new home.

Magpie said...

Argh. Blogger ate my first comment.

All's well that ends well? Safe travels to your new home.

flutter said...

I know this was so hard for you and so sad. But you are going to rock this new adventure just like you do everything else

Kyla said...

Wishing you lots of luck in your move and subsequent adjustments. NO will always be there for you and I imagine you'll find yourself back there some day.