While we thought we'd be in this spot for a little longer, we follow the motto written in William Heat Least Moon's book, River Horse.
Proceed as the way opens.
The way has opened to a new job in a new location. We are riding the current.
For many folks, moving is an overwhelming task. A friend mentioned that she hasn't moved since 1978. It is a process that takes practice. I actually enjoy it. I think I've got it down to the essential tasks.
Here we go.
- Landlord - gather invoice for lease termination fee
- Cancel YMCA membership
- Quit part-time job (very sorry to see this gig go, it's been lots of fun)
- Separate from volunteer organizations (sob!, but I'll find new ones)
- Scout new location
- Google Maps
- DC Metro Transit Maps
- Driving around in circles a lot
- Reduce total volume to move
- Eat everything in the freezer and pantry
- Gather anything that we don't use and donate
- Sort through that stack of paper (that might have been sitting for a year or so) and ditch most of it
- Find new digs
- Another driving day
- Roll up the futon (ok, so we do have some chairs, too)
- Store quilting fabric out of the way on the boat. Wait - using the boat as a storage unit, isn't that backwards?
- Smallest U-Haul truck they have
- Follow with car
- More notifications
- Change address on renter's and car insurance
- Forward address with USPS
- (Banks are all with St. Brendan's, so no need to change any of that stuff)
- Update family and friends on where they can find us
- Stack up dishes and pans
- Hang up clothes
- Roll out futon