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Packing Up for Good

December 1st, 2012

Yesterday Mr Chiots and I headed back to the old house in Ohio to pack up our remaining things. We had left a few things around the house so it wouldn’t be empty.

We spent the afternoon taking down all the tomato stakes and cucumber trellises. Today we’re heading back to pack up the remaining things from the garage and to gather all the potted plants.

The people who bought our house should be signing their closing papers in the next week or two and then it will be final. It sure will be nice to have this all wrapped up before Christmas! The timing is working out perfectly, going into the new year without a house in Ohio will be really nice. It will be like starting with a clean slate!

Are you looking forward to the coming new year already? Are you formulating any plans already?

4 Comments to “Packing Up for Good”
  1. daisy on December 1, 2012 at 6:42 am

    Congrats on your house selling so quickly. Don’t you love it when things just fall into place like that?
    I relish the feeling of new beginnings every January. I don’t enjoy the hustle and bustle feel of December, so the coming year is wonderful to focus on with regard to new plans. I’m grateful for the chance to start over each year and become a better expression of who I am.
    Safe travels back!

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  2. Marina C on December 1, 2012 at 7:37 am

    I always feel that things seem to fall into place when what one’s plans make sense…so you must have a really god feeling about your move and your “next 10 years” plan!
    I agree with Daisy. Every new year is another step in the path of learning more, being a better friend, parent, spouse, gardener, teacher, setting aside what is not important.
    Every new year is a gift.

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  3. judym on December 1, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    The last few years have been so crazy for us. This coming year is a blessed time to talk about old plans that had been put on hold, reorganize/revamp and create new ones. It’s been a long time coming. Now we’re ready to move on.

    Congrats on how everything’s panning out for you.

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  4. Sierra N Hampl on December 2, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful Christmas present!

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