Changing location also means packing, so next month will be a month of clearing and sorting, deciding what comes and what gets left behind...
So with change in mind I offer you this Friday five; ( if you've never moved here's a chance to use your imagination)
1. A big move is looming, name one thing that you could not possibly part with, it must be packed ?
Christmas ornaments we have collected over the years -- and a relatively few other things that have sentimental or artistic value. Everything else can be replaced.
2. Name one thing that you would gladly leave behind...
The ugly smelly recliner we bought for $25 out of Uncle Henry's for Onkel Hankie Pants to sit in while watching tv/videos. The only reason it's not gone now is that the tv room is on the second floor. (We didn't realize how smelly it was until recently when OHP figured out where the smell of cigarette smoke was coming from....)
3. How do you prepare for a move
I did this a few years ago and I hope I never have to do it again...clearing out, going through boxes that had not been unpacked since they entered the house, getting rid of stuff, packing, loading, making arrangements...and, although we'd sworn we'd never do it that way again, we did not hire professional movers. Whew!
b. spiritually/ emotionally?
4. What is the first thing you look for in a new place?
The public library!
5. Do you settle in easily, or does it take time for you to find your feet in a new location?
I settle in fairly easily as far as location -- where things are, how to get around, where to get stuff. It is taking more time for me to do the people part after 30 years in one place; fortunately I had a partial social circle ready-made here in my extended family.
The bonus for today; a new opportunity has come up for you to spend 5 years in a new area, where would you go and why?