Gah!! Can you believe it?!!! We literally were still hashing out contract details on the phone during our drive to Maryland on Friday but finally all contracts are signed, the movers are booked and I am starting to freak out ever so slightly. And for those of you who've been in touch this week and think I am in full throttle mode now...hardly! I'm trying hard to maintain a breezy attitude toward my long to-do list, but the movers arrive on Tuesday morning, leaving 4 days to arrange for changing addresses, canceling deliveries, scheduling final utility reads and washing & cleaning bedding, yard furniture and other items which will be packed for indefinite storage. But enough of that, at least for a few minutes.
We had a fabulous weekend...unbelievably beautiful weather and lots of laughs away from the house situation. We spent time in Annapolis and a picnic day down by the shore in St. Michael's and Oxford. Who couldn't relax sitting out in the sun watching the sailboats skim by? When we arrived at the park and were taking the picnic stuff out of my sister's trunk, I almost fell over when she handed me the *beach blanket*...my very favorite Indian bedspread from my college dorm room days! Somehow she ended up with it (*like so many things*...tongue-in-cheek, older-sister comment) and although it's seen better days, it's still getting some use. Here's a rare posted photo of wind-blown me (left,in the pink)...it's a doozey, but it makes me laugh and I may need a laugh in the next few days.
Now back to my frenetic countdown. It would seem to be an easy move...throw some summer things in a suitcase and enjoy the furnished city apartment. But the stay is indefinite and we don't know where or what type of house we'll be moving into eventually, so I'm trying to consolidate our belongings for packing as well as putting aside anything we might need/use over the summer...clothes, personal paperwork, medical info, etc. Think about it...the list grows exponentially!
I'll post again before we leave. I'll need to move that photo down the page.