Thursday, July 15, 2010


The days are ticking by, leaving just slightly over 2 weeks until we move out of this house, which has been our home for the past 10 months. Not long, you say? Well, believe it or not, it's long enough for it to feel like home. Long enough for us to love the grounds, have good friends, and love the neighborhood. So it will be sad to leave.

But the hardest part this time is that we don't know where we're moving to. So we're not quite sure how to pack ... do we pack to store stuff here in Oxford, in the event we come back in a year? Do we pack as though we're not returning, but are going to the U.S.? Do we pack like we're moving to Jordan? Sigh.

So for now, I'm advertising lots of things, hoping to pare down our possessions considerably. I'm packing some "essentials" into boxes for Oxford storage, in case we do come back. And I'm trying to prioritize everything else. The kids don't like getting rid of anything, so I try to hide the "give-away" box as much as possible. Hopefully this will be teaching them a lifelong value of not holding tightly to material possessions. Hopefully they'll benefit from these moves and separations, and not be too scarred.

Oh, it's a knock at the door. Here's the lady who's buying our TV cabinet. Got to go!

(Pics are of our neighborhood -- middle one is our own house)