Move Update

Hi! Remember me? I feel like I need to reintroduce myself, since itโ€™s been so long. Iโ€™m L. Marie. And this is my blog. ๐Ÿ˜„ ๐Ÿ˜

Okay, so I moved to the next town over (about ten minutes from where I used to live). Thank you all for your well-wishes. It was a challenge that was finally surmounted.

Out with the old . . .


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. . . in with the new.

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Kind friends helped with the packing and did all of the unpacking. Thatโ€™s right. ALL. Due to a very pressing editorial deadline next week (which Iโ€™m still working toward), I had to hit the ground running. So, Iโ€™m sorry I havenโ€™t been able to visit many of your blogs or even write a post until now. I hope to return to blog visiting when I get this project to a manageable place. For now, hereโ€™s this update.

The old saying, โ€œYou canโ€™t go home again,โ€ is true in my case. Sadly, my old apartment building will no longer exist soon, as it will be torn down. I have no idea what will rise in its place. But Iโ€™ll miss being there, and especially miss my neighbors. Weโ€™ve all scattered to various places in the area.

I will miss you, old friend.

Photos by L. Marie.

47 thoughts on “Move Update

  1. Welcome back!
    BTW: a ‘pressing editorial deadline’ implies a stream of work – good news especially in these times.
    Blessings to you and your dear friends in the making of your new digs a new home.

    • Thanks, Laura! Yes, I have an editing project, part 1 of which is due in a week!
      Thank you for the blessings. This place is a blessing! ๐Ÿ˜€ So grateful to God!

    • Thanks, Jill! ๐Ÿ˜€ I grabbed my lawn chair out of my trunk to place on the balcony for now. Will have to get some furniture for that area. Friends are already planning what plants need to go there.

  2. Love those doors in the kitchen area with the trees outside. Iโ€™ve not been reading blogs so much the last week or so due to โ€˜thingsโ€™ occupying my time. Whereabouts in the US are you?

  3. So glad to see you moved and settling in, Linda. I love this new place and space, especially the balcony and the trees. Godโ€™s blessings be on you and this new home!

    • Thanks, Sharon! ๐Ÿ˜€ It is a blessing. I’m enjoying it immensely, especially at night when the shadows move on the trees. So fun to watch them at this level.

  4. Welcome back. And by the way, you are unforgettable, my friend. You were missed, but not forgotten! ๐Ÿ™‚

    And no need to apologize for the blog absence. We moved this month 4 years ago, and I remember it took months to get re-settled. I’m so glad you had help. Now you have trees, which will inspire you no end. I love the red cabinet, and the BOOKS. William Dean Howells said wisely, “Nothing furnishes a room like books.”

  5. So glad you are settled, or sort of. The new apartment looks wonderful. And that you had such good help. Friends are everything!! And very happy for the editorial work!!!!! Enjoy your balcony – the opportunity to just sit and listen to the trees sing is a wonderful thing. Let me know when things settle down – it’s time for a Culver’s meeting.

      • Some of the pictures made it as far as Seattle – a friend dropped me a note to let me know. Glad you are settled, sort of!!! Work has to come first. Email me when you want to meet – I’m working from home and caring for Lee, so my time is very flexible.

  6. So good to hear from you, Linda, and thanks for sharing photos. I like this new place! How wonderful to have a balcony off your kitchen. A house we rented when we first moved to FL had a large kitchen with a screen door that opened to the backyard. I loved having that screen door and being able to hear the birds without being eaten up by mosquitoes ๐Ÿ˜‰ Best wishes for the rest of your settling in.

    • Thank you, Marie! It has been lovely to be here. I love looking at the trees and hearing the birdsong in the morning! That was what I loved most about my old place, so I’m glad I have that here.

  7. Congratulations on finishing the move (and the new project too)! The new place looks really nice, though I’m sorry the old apartment will be no more. What are they doing with the site? Anyway, enjoy the new digs and the balcony!

    • Thanks, Lyn! And congratulations on being a grandma!!! So excited for you!

      I’m not sure what’s going to happen once the buildings are torn down. Probably some office building will go up. It’s sad because apartments are needed.

  8. Congratulations on accomplishing the move. That’s no easy thing–all that packing and unpacking and rearranging. And welcome back to blogging.

    That must have been a rude surprise, to be told they were going to tear down your building. Life is full of surprises, not all of them pleasant. I hope you’ll come to love your new apartment. I like the spots of color. Are the red cabinets new?

  9. The new place looks great – love that balcony or patio, whichever it is! Hopefully you’ll soon feel settled there and just as much ‘at home’ as in your old place. Now get back to work… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Yay! So glad you could comment, Sandra! I remember you had trouble doing so. What a relief that you can!

      Thank you! I’m grateful to be here. Especially grateful for the kindness of friends like you.

  10. I’ve been thinking about you and your move. I’m happy to read this. Your new place looks lovely, but being forced to move is difficult. No doubt soon it’ll feel like home to you.

  11. Welcome back!
    Moving is no fun, even less so in a pandemic and hounded by a deadline (but good to have a deadline). When we moved into our current home, a dear friend unpacked and arranged my entire kitchen. To this day, 14 years later, all items are in the same spots. ๐Ÿ™‚
    First the kitchen, then the bookshelves – and yours look great. Hope you will be able to stay in contact with your neighbors as you get acquainted with the new ones.
    Good look with those deadlines.

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