What a week. Packers, more packers, big strong men to load the truck, furniture, and boxes bound for the Condo, plus more furniture and boxes to the PODS (one at Uncle GT’s and one in the Condo parking lot before hauling off to storage). We cross our fingers that it all arrives safely. And that we arrive safely.
It’s always hard to say goodbye. The Bean has been doing that periodically since the late part of February. Still, we are now down to the wire, and will leave tomorrow. This is our final view of the house we called our home, the first and only for many of us. It was a wonderful home, three floors and a basement, with a Widow’s walk on top and a huge yard. This is where the two nearby Grand Girls played. This is where the Hitty Club met. This will cease to be our home today. We hope whoever buys it lives happily ever after in it and is kind to our sweet neighbor cat, Henry, who we loved greatly.
Yes, we are sad to leave our home as well as family and most excellent friends behind. Smidge would surely be a puddle of tears were it not for the fact that her dear friend Goobie is with us for the journey west. Though Bean has been too busy to take many photos of the two during the pre-move time, she promises that many will be posted during our journey. Because while we are sorry to leave, all of us are excited about the adventure and new home. We have never even seen it, except in pictures, so it will be a thrill for us all.
Kestrel and Cooper came to visit on Sunday, and Bean let us out of hibernation long enough for a good visit with them. Then it was back into hibernation for the duration. That’s all of us, sitting on the huge crate that holds our Big House.
We surely will have a wonderful time with friends in Arkansas at the annual spring doll carving. We know we will be welcomed by Auntie Glenda and Uncle GT in Washington. We believe we will make lots of new friends in our new neighborhood and eventually in our new Doll Club. But we will never forget those here who we hold dear in our hearts. Always.
Thanks to all of you who made Virginia our special place. Come and visit us, OK?
Snip out (for now)