June 27, 2007

Moving Update Number 7-Hundred-Something

Ouch! I just finished up a marathon filing extravaganza, and my shoulders and neck are both starting to flare up in pain. So I'll take a few minutes' break to let them relax.

It's getting REALLY close to moving day! Only 19 more days until the movers show up. And even closer to that is my last day at work - a mere 10 working days from now (July 11th). They've hired my replacement, though we don't yet know when she's going to start, so training has yet to begin. I've sent out emails to all my clients notifying them of my departure. The unexpected upswing to that is all the responses saying "No! Don't leave!" and wishing me luck and all that. It's a nice little ego boost.

Last night I walked around the neighborhood with my brother Matt to distribute notices of the moving date. We live on a small cul-de-sac, and if the moving company decides to send out a big semi truck, automobile traffic on the street could be... iffy. So I thought best to let everyone know in advance. We had a surprising tag-along on our little dusk meander... Kitty.

She popped into view as we were placing the notice on our right neighbor's door, running across their driveway. Matt and I then went back across our lawn and off to the houses left of us, and Kitty followed us to each door. We stopped at the door of the Ferbers (a friendly older couple, the father is a retired firefighter and mother is a retired school nurse - their daughter used to babysit me), who invited us in. Kitty stayed right outside and spent the next twenty minutes pacing back and forth in front of their door, meowing loudly.

It was comical, to say the least. She seemed... concerned about us. Then again, Kitty has always liked to be the "escort" when any of us sets out walking from the house. She's been known to even follow my brothers on their bikes and end up over a quarter mile away! But last night's display was very funny, and the neighbors certainly got a kick out of it too.

So the move is getting close. I'm trying to stay sane, and calm, and level-headed about it. It's hard! I have a few job leads that seem very promising, and a couple others that seem to have vanished into thin air. I was getting to a point where I was obsessing about the job thing. I'm a little less psychotic about it now. I've scaled back my job-hunting to only three alternating days per week instead of every hour on the hour 7 days a week. And now I'm only a wee-little bit worried about being able to make a monetary contribution to our "household" up there - a lot less worried than I've been over the past few months, anyways. I have a lot of money saved up, so that could buoy us in case my unemployment lasts too long - and I'm sure I'll find something good eventually.


posted by julie at June 27, 2007 11:17 AM


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