It's here. Everything is boxed, bagged, sold or stored, and we have the things that make life livable close at hand for the days in between the pick-up and delivery of all our worldly goods. We've tried to say our goodbyes. I can be a foolish sentimental creature, so that part has been the hardest.
Times like these make me want the most comfortable, reliable things around - a cozy sweater, a familiar book, my favorite spoon (I do have an old favorite spoon that's coming with me). I've always felt best ready to tackle adventure with my trustiest things around me. It helps that trustiest thing #1 (Sean) and trustiest thing #2 (Nora) have signed up for the trip.
And so ... away we go. Hello, New York!