Thursday, February 5, 2015

Leaving Ann Arbor

my glads

My patio. I liked being completely surrounded by flowers
All my life, Ann Arbor has been  the promised land even when I lived in NY. We'd come here twice a year to visit my grandparents. And then, as I lived in the suburbs, I was counting down the days until I could live home to go to school here. And I didn't leave here after I graduated even commuting to Detroit for a while until I could swing a transfer. Tonight will be my last night sleeping in Ann Arbor.

It is said that Ann Arbor is an island surrounded by a sea of reality.

Our new place will still be served by Ann Arbor Schools. The township just a half mile north of us is very sparsely populated. We went to the only 'full service ' restaurant in its 36 sq miles. It was surprisingly good, though pricey. It serves 'locally sourced' foods including yak meat. The yak farm I bike by isn't far away.

I am taking a break from non-stop activity. starting at dawn. The movers come first thing tomorrow and everything that they are moving has to be empty. Plus all the boxes need to be packed and sealed. I wish we made this a bit later in the month. Both of our cars are loaded to the brim. Josh will come shortly to help unload. We hired Naomi for snow removal. She worked until she got blisters. One fly in the ointment is that we can't move our patio table because I can't remove the umbrella from the table. Everything needs to be free of snow or it wouldn't be loaded on the truck.

We aren't allowed to keep our land line number. And almost all of our calls are from salespeople so now we are using only cell.

As hectic as today was, tomorrow will be worse. And then maybe I can take a breather.
My grandfather's house in winter

Ann Arbor X-mas


Elephant's Child said...

Good luck.
The chaos will end. I promise.

Snowbrush said...

I love the picture of the gladiola. Do you ever notice how often they appear in movies as cut flowers? They’re far and away the most common. As for foliage plants, aspidistras occur very often in old movies and in movies about Victorian times. They’re probably my favorite houseplant, but it took me a long time to find one since they’ve lost popularity of late. Their former desirability was based largely upon their hardiness. They can survive drafts, shady corners, large temperature changes, the fumes from gaslights, and irregular watering.

As Sue said, things will settle down. Also, spring will come.

Sue in Italia/In the Land Of Cancer said...

I forgot to dig up my bulbs so I have to start over with new ones. The sellers presumably have lots of flowers planted but I will have to wait to see what blooms. Finally have internet so that's a plus


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