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My last post from NY

I should be packing the stuff we're bringing on the plane right now but I got overwhelmed and needed a break.  So I'm here instead.  I can't believe this is the last post I'll be making from NY.  Tomorrow morning, bright and early, the movers will arrive and pack up all our stuff.  Tuesday they'll load the truck and take our cars and our house will be empty.   Wednesday and Thursday we'll deep clean the house and Friday afternoon we fly out.  I can't believe how little time I have left here.  It feels so surreal. 

As excited as I am to get to California and start our new adventure, I really wish we could just skip over this week.  There's so much to do and I'm finding myself getting overwhelmed way too easily and too often.  It doesn't help that I'm exhuasted.  My last two weeks have been jampacked with moving preparations and farewells. 

Last week we said goodbye to my very first friends in NY.  That was HARD.   It was even harder watching T say goodbye to their son who has been his best friend since birth.  The next day, we said goodbye to Chriss' dad, sister, and her husband.  It was a fantastic visit, but sad to say goodbye.  This week was full of more goodbyes.  Yesterday, it was Chriss' grandparents and mom, Friday was a farewell party with many of our good friends from church, and the rest of the week was scattered get-togethers with other friends.  And today was my last day at church.  I was holding up pretty well as I said goodbye to everyone, but when it came time to tell my young women goodbye, I couldn't help it.  I cried.  I've loved working with the teen girls at church so much this past year and I'm really going to miss them.  They even surprised me with a binder full of letters from everyone that made me cry again.  Thank goodness for technology.  It sure makes it easy to keep in touch and makes the goodbyes feel less permanent.  Of course, I'm sure they'll all defriend me come winter when I post pictures of myself at the beach on Christmas while they're all buried in snow.  ;) 

Well, next time I post, it'll be from my new home in Cali.  I can't wait!

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robinellen
Mar. 26th, 2012 03:02 am (UTC)
It's tough to leave, isn't it? I hope your new home brings peace and comfort :)
fandoria
Mar. 26th, 2012 03:46 am (UTC)
As hard as it is to leave (and it doesn't help that I'm such a sentimental person), I'm so very excited to get to California and settle in.
olmue
Mar. 26th, 2012 03:35 am (UTC)
The last few days are really hard--good luck!!
fandoria
Mar. 26th, 2012 03:48 am (UTC)
Thanks! I've forgotten how hard the last few days are. It's been 8 years since my last move. And the last time I did a cross-country move, I only had 1 roomful of stuff and my mom ended up shipping it to me a few boxes at a time. I will say this, I'm so glad this time around we've got movers packing everything up for us. Even though I know I've done all the packing myself before, I really don't know how I'd do it right now with everything else going on.
afraclose
Mar. 26th, 2012 04:11 am (UTC)
Good luck for an easy move!
fandoria
Mar. 26th, 2012 05:15 am (UTC)
Thanks! I hope it goes as smoothly as possible.
afdragongoddess
Mar. 26th, 2012 01:02 pm (UTC)
You will definitely come appreciate facebook/skype/emails a lot more when you live away from some of your favorite people. I was definitely scared to move out here to washington, where I only had one friend. At least I had the one! But with the internet :) I can talk to any of my friends from home any day of the week. What a wonderful thing :). Hehe so I look forward to having an excuse to go to Cali ;) and visit you guys. T is probably as tall as me now haha.
fandoria
Apr. 2nd, 2012 02:15 pm (UTC)
I already appreciate them because I spent the past 10 years all the way across the country from my entire family. I'm very grateful we have all this technology now because I don't know how I would have done any of this (living in NY so long and now this move) without so many ways to keep in touch with everyone. And definitely, if you get the chance to come out here, come stay with us. :)
tracy_d74
Mar. 27th, 2012 01:54 am (UTC)
Safe Travels!
fandoria
Apr. 2nd, 2012 02:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Safe it was, uneventful... not so much. :)
edgyauthor
Mar. 30th, 2012 07:03 pm (UTC)
Saying goodbye is always the toughest part about moving. *hugs*

Nevertheless, have fun in California! :)
fandoria
Apr. 2nd, 2012 02:16 pm (UTC)
Yeah it was pretty hard but thank goodness for facebook/email/skype and things like that.
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