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July 15, 2011

We’re moving . . .

Filed under: Personal — Tags: , , , — llcall @ 2:46 am

Have I mentioned that on here?  I don’t think so.  It wasn’t really, really definite until last week.  But so we are, in just about a month and a half.  And I’ve started to think about how to say goodbye to this place and mostly the people in it.  It’s time to move on and I truthfully find change exhilarating, but the goodbye-part is hard for me.  I know I have some blog friends who have done big moves — in fact, I have some blog friends who are professional movers and shakers.  So here’s my question: what are the best/most helpful/most cathartic ways you’ve said goodbye?  Knowing I have a month and a half, do I try to see as many people as I can one-on-one?  Do I throw a going-away, open-house-type deal to say goodbye in one fell swoop?

Oh, and how on earth do I move my beautiful, most expensive-thing-I’ve-ever-owned rocker/recliner without it costing an arm and a leg?

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13 Comments »

  1. Where are you moving to??? I know we don’t see that much of each other usually, but I will MISS YOU!

    Comment by Jenn Morrill — July 15, 2011 @ 3:22 pm

  2. I do not have any moving advice for you, but I am excited for your move and the changes that come with that.

    Comment by Jolene — July 15, 2011 @ 3:24 pm

  3. I wish I had good advice for you. I hate good-byes, and I think I kind of stink at doing them. Are you getting a moving truck that you can put the chair in?

    Comment by vblanchard — July 15, 2011 @ 3:44 pm

  4. I think throwing a party is always nice but I never do it myself and wish I had. And then get together with as many people as possible. Oh, and did I mention throwing in a trip to DC while you’re at it. 😉 The move sounds exciting. Good luck.

    Comment by bookncurls — July 15, 2011 @ 3:57 pm

  5. I’m so sad to see you guys go! I think you should definitely throw a party, though! I volunteer to help. 🙂 My family has been using pods (pods.com) lately and I think it’s a somewhat inexpensive, easy way to move stuff. I can ask my sister more about it if you’re interested in how her experience was.

    Comment by Genny — July 15, 2011 @ 6:20 pm

  6. I think you might want to consider that one of the best, funnest ways to say goodbye is to slip away in the night without telling anyone. Dressed in black. with hoods. Wearing soft black slippers. with a knife between your teeth, and throwing stars. And a cutlass. And a blunderbuss. I know I’ve just mixed ninjas and pirates, but once I got started on weapons I couldn’t stop.

    Comment by neal — July 15, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

  7. Oh, poo. You were finally going to be coming to my book club meetings. Where are you going? Good luck! No advice here, sorry. But I would totally come to a goodbye party, and even bring a refreshment.

    Comment by Rachel — July 16, 2011 @ 12:58 am

  8. Where are you moving? We move in less than a month. We need to play. I like to plan to hangout and then cancel to avoid it. 🙂

    Comment by Rachel — July 16, 2011 @ 5:19 am

  9. My advice is to take pictures with as many people as possible doing as many things as you can handle. That way, when you look back on those pictures, they will bring a big smile to your face, and maybe even a laugh out loud moment.

    Comment by Andie — July 19, 2011 @ 4:54 pm

  10. What??? How are we suppose to visit you on our annual Utah trip if you aren’t here??? Not cool. Well I guess that’s life right? Utah will be a little less enticing without you in it!

    Comment by Shannon — July 20, 2011 @ 8:29 pm

  11. Partaaaaay!!!!

    Comment by Nikki — July 26, 2011 @ 11:59 pm

  12. Oh man! We sure are going to miss you guys! Best of luck and come back and visit!

    Comment by Kaitlin — July 27, 2011 @ 6:21 pm


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