It doesn’t seem to matter how much you plan and prepare, there is always something you forgot about or just one (or two, or three) more things that have to be done. In my case, this move was decided on the last week of January- 5 whole months ago. I made my last trip with both a truck (SUV) and trailer full of stuff on June 30.
I don’t think there is ever a good time to move, especially if you despise moving. Real life moves require taking care of all of those pesky little details- like utilities, looking for a new job, the condition of the house you are moving to…
And, if like me you are moving into a house you have inherited- that is still full of 2 other housefuls of furniture and STUFF- there is the added logistics of WHERE to put your own boxes, furniture and other stuff. You see, after much soul-searching and weighing of the pros & cons, I decided to move into my late mother’s house. She passed away in October 2014 from complications due to lung cancer. She is one of the main reasons I am so passionate about being a volunteer for Relay For Life of Second Life. I relay in her memory.
But, in the months since she passed away, her house has not been lived in, well not by humans. We’ve found remnants of birds and evidence of other four-legged creatures, not always pleasant surprises to say the least. Real life houses are different from ones in Second Life. Real life houses want to be lived in and loved. They deteriorate when empty.
Which leads me to where I am now. Living in a sea of boxes, looking for gainful employment (one plus for the move is that the job market here is much better than the small town I have lived in the past 10 yrs) and trying to not get overwhelmed by the ever- growing list of repairs needed for the house- like the new hole in my bedroom floor we had to do an emergency patch on last night after the dogs (also inherited from my late mother, so they know where all the vulnerable spots are in the yard and house) burrowed in from under the house (crawl space) to get away from the fireworks being set off around the neighborhood.
The transition from tenant to home owner is going to be an adventure to say the least.
The last two weeks of the Big Move are more blur than not. The 2016 Relay season is rapidly coming to its grand finale. I’ve been so focused on moving, it seems like we should still be at the beginning of the season instead of here at the end. But still I have relayed and helped raise money to fund a cure- so others can enjoy longer time with their own mothers…. and fathers… sisters… brothers… husbands… friends… loved ones.
~ Sandie ♥
P.S. I have a few more days to try to reach my personal fundraising goal for this year’s Relay season. If you would like to help me, you can make a tax deductible donation here– and I would be most appreciative. __________________________________________________________
What Sandie is wearing:
Ever An’ Angel Elements MESH shorts & top, Ever An’ Angel
Tone – Mixes Message 6, Ever An’ Angel
Mani/Pedi: [LB Tranquility White] Omni Set, La Boheme, currently on sale at the Cart Sale @ the Wash.
Hair: Georgia, TRUTH Hair
Eyes: [LB Midtones Set 2] Hazel, La Boheme, currently on sale at the Cart Sale @ the Wash.
Skin: Liv- Rose (tan bundle), REDGRAVE Skins & Fashions
Hands/ Feet: SLink, casual/ flat, SLink
Poses: Moving Day gatcha, NanTra Poses Mainstore