Monday, October 7, 2013

Our Final Goodbyes

Okay ... One last post of pictures of 807 ... then I'll let it go ... maybe.

This has been a hard transition for me, I thought it would be harder on Eric than me, but I was totally wrong about that.  I know there are bigger and brighter things ahead of me, I have been told this by many people, and by my own brain, but for whatever reason the reality of it all still hasn't sunk in.

But, here I sit, in our new home with our new roommates, typing this post.

We took a break from packing to soak in the view, and take a couple family photos - this was Friday night.

I really wanted THIS picture of neighbor Jack. I even asked him if I could take it. This is how I will remember my summer nights at this place... hanging out, watching the sunset and talking to neighbor Jack while he has a drink in his hand. This wasn't posed, I promise.

We woke up early on Saturday - and begin packing.

Saturday we moved ALL of our stuff to Tim & Kat's ... This was our last load.

 After we loaded our last load - we went to Jack in the box, got dinner and came back for the sunset, because it was looking like it was going to be a good one!

And maybe it's because it was our last one... but it was breathtaking.

We laughed, cried and danced in our old place, relishing the good memories and the promise ahead.

We got to say goodbye... it was bitter and sweet... but A happy face was at our home to greet us when we got there - endless amounts of thanks to Katherine and Tim for letting us be part of their family and home right now.

It's taking a bit of adjusting for these two... though I think they're finally getting the hang of it.

It's home for now... and we have some wonderful common space... 

She is surprising us all. She's content, and afraid, and happy and angry... but she's adjusting.

and let us take a moment for this momentous occasion... SHE SAT ON MY LAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Well, BY my lap... no matter it still counts!

Sunday night we had an appointment at 6 to turn over our keys to JJ. We took the hour before hand as "Happy Hour" and gathered with our long time neighbors and said our "See ya laters".

This is Ute - she and I have a hot date once a month to stay in touch. I love her!

That's Cate - and Brennan who is totally running away because of my camera.

The View we had that night - off Ute's Porch.

Ute - Jack - Eric and Cate!

Then, JJ showed up, and after a few too many beers we staggered up to our old place, for one last photo and to turn over the keys!

It was sad.... But cathartic. So good for all of us.

After that, Eric and Ute and I all drove out honking our horns to everyone else, and then we went to see Ute's new place. 

Which has this ... Private... Beach... ACCESS!

We're all excited about our new places... Just going to miss being right down stairs from eachother.

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