I’m sitting here in front of the fire. The wind is furiously whipping the tree branches outside the French doors. And the wind chimes are jangling like crazy.
It looks gray outside, the color of winter.
So much to do; so much to think about. I’ll be glad when it’s a week from today and the moving has begun.
Packing For The Upcoming Move:
Some of the packing may be left to the movers. Just think of the many paintings I own and have switched back and forth. I don’t have the kind of boxes for paintings, so we’ll see whether we move them in cars, or let the movers move them.
Same for my two TVs, though one is smaller and the other is a bit bigger at about 32 inches. I’m not a fan of big TVs, though I know I’m in the minority on that.
Yeah, I do have a lot of stuff crammed into this one bedroom apartment.
Boxes are everywhere. Heavy items that I recently ordered for the kitties, like food and kitty litter, are sitting unopened in their boxes for them to put in the truck.
I’m not planning on taking much of what’s outside on the patio. I won’t have a patio like this one where I’m moving. It’s a small one, and the the lawn-type area ( not fenced) is hilly with lots of rocks.
I doubt I’ll even have room for my settee and two wicker chairs on that patio. The small patio has two sets of patio doors leading inside. On the other wall is the storage area with a door. That doesn’t leave much of an area for outdoor furniture.
Wicker Settee & Two Chairs:
But I’m taking the settee and two wicker chairs anyway. I’m taking the big sun hanging on the fence, and the small colorful one hanging on another. I’ll go out and get my buckets and put some hand tools in them to take with me.
I’m not sure about taking the bird bath, but if they will box it, I might take it.
Teri took my two pots of geraniums I bought last year to her house before the weather turned cold. The way it’s looking, I won’t have much of a space that has any sun. So I’ll have to go the shade garden route most likely.
I will probably be leaving my big pots, because where on that hilly and rocky space would I possibly put them? Plus I can’t dig out all the dirt in order to make them mobile because there’s no place to dump it.
I called the movers and asked about moving container plants and they said they don’t like to do that because the plants don’t travel well. I would like to take my Japanese Maple tree in the container if possible.
I’ll surely miss what’s in my raised bed that I’ve been adding to for about 6 years now. But then, you can’t let yourself get down about what you’re leaving. You must look toward the future and “new horizons.”
I’m leaving my red potting bench. If anyone lives around here and wants it, email me and you can have it. There’s simply nowhere to put it where I’m going.
Front Door Area Where I’m Moving:
There’s a sidewalk along the wall just outside my front door where the mail system is situated. That’s for four residents, and I’m one of them.
Close to that sidewalk are stairs going up to the second level. So there’s not much room for anything there either.
Things will be very different outdoors for me. But I will make the most of it.
Stay warm, and stay safe out there.