Time flies, time drags.
The house is still occupied by moi, since banks and lenders have gone from, "Sure, have $400,000 even if you don't have a job!" to "I don't care if you have 3/4 of the purchase price as a down payment, we have to fine tooth comb this application!". All is still moving forward, closing is set for tomorrow, it's simply been a long arduous process.
Half of my remaining things are at the new apartment, and half are here. Makes for interesting dressing, as I sent my clothes to the new house. Good thing I like these two teeshirts and my jeans...
Travel plans adapt, too... Yesterday, I happened into a chat program I never use, and there was Mellie.. one of my oldest and dearest friends, who used to live in the UK (where we met via chat rooms) and now is in the desert of Saudi with her husband. We've not seen each other for six years, with the move and me missing her by a week or so when I'd make my trips to the UK and she'd be coming home. Our children have played together, and remain good friends via the internet... her R had a huge crush on HRH, and they are the family I mentioned in my Thanksgiving tale this year.
One thing led to another, and in spite of a huge time difference, we spent 5 hours chatting with Skype... laughing, crying, gossiping... and the realisation we've not seen each other hit immediately.
So, from the UK, I'll journey to Saudi to spend 10 days... again, with a friend who is like a sister. With a family I've watched grow up (even if from a distance) and I can't wait. Weeks of friends and family, what more do I need?
Oh, right.. my clothes and suitcase to be in the same place, so I can pack it.