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  1. Having just brought back a carload of family history in the form of quilts, dishes, paintings, and other assorted treasures from my parents’ home in West Virginia this weekend, I was also feeling overwhelmed by changes. Both my daughters were away at school for the first time this fall; my parents have decided to move closer to my brother and me and are selling the house that shelters the possessions of five generations of family life. I’ve been ‘spring-cleaning’–giving myself through August to go through the entire house a la Marie Kondo–with an eye toward moving from home schooling center to my house and my daughters’ part-time house, and now I’ve boxes and boxes with more to come, including furniture…and the outside beginning to green up (and need mowing and cutting and planting_–in short, thank you for writing the above post….One just has to keep moving forward, taking breaks to walk the dogs, cook a good meal, and enjoy making life better. On with the day!

  2. Having just brought back a carload of family history in the form of quilts, dishes, paintings, and other assorted treasures from my parents’ home in West Virginia this weekend, I was also feeling overwhelmed by changes. Both my daughters were away at school for the first time this fall; my parents have decided to move closer to my brother and me and are selling the house that shelters the possessions of five generations of family life. I’ve been ‘spring-cleaning’–giving myself through August to go through the entire house a la Marie Kondo–with an eye toward moving from home schooling center to my house and my daughters’ part-time house, and now I’ve boxes and boxes with more to come, including furniture…and the outside beginning to green up (and need mowing and cutting and planting_–in short, thank you for writing the above post….One just has to keep moving forward, taking breaks to walk the dogs, cook a good meal, and enjoy making life better. On with the day!

  3. I’m glad Finn is happy at his new school.
    So your dad’s house is now your house? Not just a pit-stop between selling your house and buying another?
    Once you are all settled in, I’d enjoy a post or two telling us about your new home and neighborhood.

  4. Yea! This was such a lovely read. I am amazed when I look back on my own life at how very different it all turned out. How so much changed. But I survived and made the best of it and actually it’s much better than it probably could have ever been without the drastic changes. I love hearing how Finn loves his new school and the way you are making a new life. A better life. Peace!

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