Saturday, July 21, 2012
I've had my up's and down's since June.

Some days I'm fine, some days not so fine.

When I put my condo up for sale, I never expected it would sell so fast. Before I knew it I had to start getting rid of lots of items, big and small.

Looking back on it now I realize I should have taken more time to downsize and kept looking for the right place. The pressure was on and I was pleased that I had a buyer that agreed to my asking price.

That was then, this is now.

With Steve and Carol's help we have started to move things over to my new place at Brooksby Village.

Image: Carol documenting the trunk space in the Camry

Image: The backseat holds a lot too

That way I won't be overwhelmed come moving day. I also realize it will be overwhelming no matter how much we do before hand.

Moving is a very big deal no matter how you slice it!

Even though I have not officially moved in yet, I can take advantage of any activities that are taking happening at the new place during this "in between time."

One day last week I happened to be there when Brooksby was having a cook-out at the nearby clubhouse. I thought it would be a good idea to go check it out.

It turned out to be a good experience.

Some people looked familiar to me, and come to find out they came from nearby towns and cities that I had lived in, even the town I grow up in!

Others I spoke with told me how happy they are at Brooksby and gave me tips like:

- If you looking for a Man Jong game - Wednesdays at 1:00 - someone is always looking for a player. Good way to get into a game.

- One lady gets her hair done at the clubhouse and is pleased with the shop. Good to know.

When I expressed interest in finding a Yiddish speaking group. one lady referred me to a couple that could help me pursue that interest. We exchanged phone numbers and I'll let her know how I make out.

This is all very encouraging but the proof is in the pudding.

Image: Happy faces at Brooksby Village

I'm sure it will take time for me to adjust to my new inviroment and lifestyle, and I just hope it won't take too long.

I've had some wonderful years here at the Summit - now - a new chapter is beginning for me.

Chapter One starts soon!

Millie, I certainly do not envy you the moving part, but it sounds like you have good help and a head start on the process. I wish you well!
Can't wait to hear about new friends and adventures.
At least it will soon be under control for you and you can start to look forward to doing the fun things again.
Thank you so much for your blog. I am so uplifted as I read. You give me hope and show me that a little effort can make the best of any situation!
I am glad that you have found nice place. Moving is so difficult.

I'm considering moving and hope I can find somewhere nice with enough space.
Millie, you will be fine. Moving is difficult but you are doing it right with a little at a time.
That is what I did when I moved to my cottage in the country. It took a year for my city home to sell and I would visit the country for a few days each week and bring a loaded car. It is a good way and not so overwhelming as doing it all at once.
I am excited for you and you will adjust well.
Moving is difficult, yet it opens a new chapter, as you've discovered! Yay!
When I read the title to this post, I thought, I always knew Millie wasn't altogether there, and now she's finally telling us so. ;-)

Sounds like you're doing all the right relocation things. Am making notes on your advice for future reference. I need to downsize even though I'm in my home still. Who's to say what, where, when, or even if I'll need to make a future move.

Miles Davis quote a good one. Am confident you'll soon be settled in and become even more involved in your new home life.
And moving out is so much fun because you have to rearrange all your things to your new home.

The sad part is you will live your good neighbor behind.
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