|Sleek new kitchen cabinet hardware|
Pictures tell the story of bright, shiny and new. It is great to be making progress! But as we pack, remove the artwork, get the
house painted, change out lights and cabinet hardware, I am somewhat saddened that all
of this work is for someone else. As Mike says, we are learning a lot that we can use at our house in Indy. Or as our friend Roby mentioned during dinner this past week, maybe we will start flipping houses... Now that is a scary thought!
I’ve had some great times with friends this week including a fun girls night out with Cindy, Joleen, Tracy and
Adrienne. Lots of laughter and stories were a welcome relief from house
stuff. Work inevitably comes up in these conversations with
friends, and although my experiences are now dated, I can still relate to the
some of the challenges. I do not miss working , but it is strange to be hearing about work from the sidelines.
“This whole house” is Mike’s less than endearing phrase
about the sheer volume of work with this house. It is an exhausting time, and definitely not
the fun and relaxation you might expect of retirement. But during
the hours and days of bubble wrapping and packing, I've had a lot of time to think. Maybe this work is giving me the time I need to think through and assimilate all of these life-changing events (ok to name a few: retirement, selling a house, moving to a new city and living with a spouse 24x7). Although I am possibly overly analytical (and I can hear the laughter now) I understand that adjusting to these changes is getting me ready to move into the next new chapter.
And the work continues...
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