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Year Two, Day 291: A Very Moving Day

Here I am. Blogging in my new place!

What a whirlwind the last few weeks have been.

I will admit it. I was a tad stressed out.

But here I am.  With my piano, my books and my Beatles "Abbey Road" poster.

If it were not dark outside, I could look out my window and see the church a few yards away.  I am living in the "parsonage". I feel like I just stepped into a "Little House on the Prairie" episode!

It just feels so quaint.  I like quaint. :)

In the morning, I plan on making tea and stepping on the treadmill.

Next door to my bedroom.  No excuses for not getting my daily exercise now!

Then I will leisurely get ready. No racing for buses!  And I shall walk briskly...across the my morning job!

And the best part about today was that I spent 4 hours of quality time with my 22 year-old nephew.

I will admit that I was also nervous about that.  He is an introvert like me. I was afraid that spending all day moving his aunt across town might be awkward for him. But quite the contrary!

I learned something about my nephew today.  Well, I learned several things:

  1. He is quite the conversationlist!  I think, like me, he feels more comfortable one-on-one.  I used to totally freeze up in groups.  And public speaking?  Yikes! I would spend most of my time in the bathroom beforehand, if you get my drift.
  2. He is brilliant. Ok. I knew that for 22 years. But it always amazes me.  In the past, I would search for a subject he was interested, and then he was off and running with it. Like an encyclopedia. But I have not spent much time with him over the past few years. Now he is knowledgeable about quite a wide range of subjects.
  3. He is a good worker. I have to say, this has been the easiest move for me ever. He is very strong, and efficient. Unfortunately he is currently unemployed.  But I told him he is a stellar mover! I think working for a moving company would be a great job! He is not big on working with the public, but I think moving is physical enough that he wouldn't have to deal with much people drama.
  4. I really enjoy his company. Of course, I love my nephew. He is family! But after we took two loads of my belongings to my new place, and one small load to storage I took him to dinner. Of course, we went to pho!  I first took my nephew and his younger sister out for pho when he was about 4 and she was maybe 2.  They've been hooked ever since. We went to Pho Kim on SE 82nd near Division. One of my new favorite pho joints.  Large restaurant with flavorful broth, efficient servers and big screen sports all around. My nephew had a big bowl of pho and an avocado shake. I had pho and tea.

So my moving day was exactly that: A very moving day!  

I think I am going to be ok!

Happy Sunday! 


  1. I have never walked up the volcano. Tomorrow, I think I shall :-) Goodnight to my favorite housemate!!! -B


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