Monday Musings: On Moving, and Getting Back To Normal

Well, I intended to finish this post yesterday, but that didn’t seem to be in the cards. I guess all the activity over the past few weeks finally caught up with me, and I was really feeling pretty miserable. I thought for a while that I was getting sick, even spiked a low grade fever last evening. So, I did what needed to be done, and went to bed early. I woke up this morning and feel far better. So, on with the updates here:

As you may or may not know, we moved recently, from New Hampshire to Massachusetts. There were many reasons, but one big one for our choice of location was to cut the BaldMan’s commute time to a more reasonable amount. From where we were in NH, it was an hour plus one way for him, if there was no traffic. If there was traffic, well, that could add quite a significant amount to that drive. He did that for over two years, and when the move came up, we decided to look closer to his work destination of Concord, MA. We decided on Shirley, MA.

We are in a townhouse in a very nice development. It actually is not all that much smaller than the house we moved from, but it is laid out far better for our lives now. We really don’t need four bedrooms anymore, with the girls all grown and on their own. And, with our chili traveling schedule in the summer, not having a huge yard to maintain will be a big plus. It’s very dog and cat friendly. There are doggie clean-up stations all over the place. It’s built on about fifteen acres, mostly still wooded, and there are trails for hiking, with streams and ponds to explore. So far, Lambeau and I have walked a few of the trails, and he has enjoyed all the new sights, sounds, and smells. The cats have a nice bow window in front and big sliders to the deck in back to enjoy the world views.

I have a lovely space in the third floor loft for my office. I have a new, more open desk, and lots of bookcase space. I also have my digital piano up there with me. We let our oldest daughter have the acoustic upright, since we really did not have a good place for it here. And I am fine with that. I know it has a good home.

There is still a lot of unpacking and arranging to do, but we are settling in nicely. Now, to get myself back to work on writing!


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