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It's been an eventful week. I'm thankful that it's over. That's probably enough.

  • We sold our house in West Seattle. Done. It required a marathon cleanup session the day of the closing (Tuesday!) after the buyers' walkthrough Monday night. Why the *bleep* couldn't they have done it Friday evening? But they didn't, and our agent and I spent all day Tuesday cleaning out the stuff that I'd been too tired to deal with last Thursday, and the stuff that the movers dumped on the side path after they ghosted on us Friday. And G and I rented a UHaul and hauled his two motorcycles -- that the aforesaid mover had said he wanted to buy on Monday but never showed up -- over to our housekeeper's house in Auburn. But we did it.
  • In the end, after dropping off the truck, I went back to the old place to collect the paint cans the buyers had complained about, drove around to the front, and picked a bud and a flower off the Royal Amethyst rose. Thank you, Ame.
  • ... and sang "The Mary Ellen Carter" as loud as I could on the way back over the West Seattle Bridge. Thanks, Stan -- I needed that.
  • Our purchase of our new house on Whidbey Island went through without a hitch. That was a long search, and a lot of anxiety and research, but that too is done. Special thanks to our agents, Rob and (especially) Leif.
  • Also somewhere in there my final payment from Amazon came through. Less than I'd been expecting because I hadn't allowed for Social Security and Medicare taking their cuts, but welcome just the same. I note in passing that they have not come through with my promised health care, so no thanks are due in that direction.
  • Thanks to my family, too, the whole crazy lot of us. Special thanks to the Younger Daughter, whose new phone plan and health coverage through her employer have taken several additional worries off of my mind.
  • Thanks, too, to you, my readers. Your occasional comments and encouraging words have meant a great deal during this, um..., adventure? Something like that.

Date: 2017-05-26 04:00 am (UTC)
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
From: [personal profile] alatefeline
You did it!

Date: 2017-05-26 04:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jcfiala
There's always a lot of stuff that needs to be done. Try not to stress out on it and just enjoy that you've got a secret island hideout now. :)

Date: 2017-05-27 01:01 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] amaebi
Yeah. Stuff is always with you, but the joy of a completion is not. Enjoy the joy.

Date: 2017-05-26 04:20 am (UTC)
archangelbeth: An anthropomorphic feline face, with feathered wing ears, and glasses, in shades of gray. (Default)
From: [personal profile] archangelbeth
This Internet Stranger sends cheers and hugs, for use or re-gifting as needed. O:>

Date: 2017-05-26 10:17 am (UTC)
gingicat: drawing of me based on wedding photo (Default)
From: [personal profile] gingicat
You did it! Go you!


Date: 2017-05-26 08:39 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] markc1957
“We are plain quiet folk, and I have no use for adventures. Nasty, disturbing, and uncomfortable things.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

I don't think it gets much more succinct than that.

Date: 2017-05-27 03:23 am (UTC)
chanter_greenie: a slightly faded picture of a three-legged torbie kitty cat with a lot of rust coloring in her fur (supermodel kitty)
From: [personal profile] chanter_greenie
Were I in Washington state rather than Wisconsin, I would absolutely be that friend turning up with dinner and assorted small housewarming gifts of the 'this will be useful' variety right about now.

Many virtual hugs, if hugs are welcome, because I am half a country away.

Date: 2017-05-27 06:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] danceswithlife
Congrats on doing all the (current) stuff!

Date: 2017-05-30 10:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kyleri

Date: 2017-06-01 01:03 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] johnpalmer
It sounds like a hell of an adventure, but on the plus side, while it made one late for supper, it didn't end up saddling you with a ring of power that could bring about the enslavement of all the earth, so there's that....

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