I think I am about to make my 24th or 25th move, if you can believe that. I have this business down to a pure art form (mostly I just chuck everything into boxes and wrap valuables in towels). I am super fast and I don't think I have ever really broken anything! Eric is pretty much the exact opposite, he takes his time, sorts, gingerly packs breakables and generally tries to do a good job.
Birthday roses from my dear friend Charlotte.
In the midst of all this I had a birthday (did you read my mother's birthday post? It includes some awkward photos). My friend Charlotte sent roses which are perfuming the air of our apartment (masking the smell of cardboard) and it is kind of like a strange meeting of worlds. I find myself detouring by the flowers just to inhale their heady scent and bathe in their loveliness. I don't think I have ever appreciated roses more than I do right now.
*Oddly my brother Ben and sister-in-law Sara are also moving right now, way across the country to North Carolina! They leave today. (Drive safe and sanitary)
Last night we made a stop by the new house (ours on Friday!) and were able to pull up a corner of the carpet to discover immaculate oak hardwood floors underneath! So, before we move in the plan is to paint the interior --all of it-- and tear out the carpet to expose those gorgeous floors.