Monday the movers arrive to start packing the parsonage and by Wednesday the move will be over and done. Since work at the International Center doesn't start until May 1, I'll have a few days to decompress after this move and do some mental and emotional adjustment. I plan on taking Lucy on lots of walks, throwing the ball to her in the fenced back yard and watching her run free (something she's only done very occasionally before). Oh, and using my new electric lawnmower (battery powered). Perfect for our small yard. I'm eager to see how long it will take to actually mow.
It will be a blessing to just stroll across the yard to Dave and Jo's. AND one of the things I will NOT MISS one little about life in the parsonage: the non-ending roar of the traffic on the interstate. The new house is far enough away that you really don't even notice the sound. YEAH!!! One thing I will miss a great deal? Looking out the back and seeing miles of farmland and trees in the distance.
Well, deep breath and off we plunge.