Sunday, August 28, 2005

TTFN


Sometimes I feel like a wet noodle. Sometimes I feel like three wet noodles. Give me some credit though, for if nothing else, it takes some nerve for an old fart such as I to post a photo of his near-naked self for all of the world to see.


Cuppa took this picture several weeks ago in my BIL's pool. Since I am waving, it seems at least somewhat appropriate to post it on our final full day here in Sarnia. I had thought that I would be too busy to post today, but, as it turns out, there's little else that I can do, for I continue to experience a back crisis. It's changing positions that's really difficult. Rolling over in bed became quite an ordeal last night; eventually, I managed to accomplish the task with prodigious help from my elbows. The more weight I can bear with my upper body, the easier it is on my back. It's not much better today, so let's hope that tomorrow brings a substantial change.


Regardless, the modem and router will be dismantled today, so this is the final post from Sarnia, where we have lived for the past thirty-four years, twenty-two in this very house. Full cycle: I came as a rookie teacher and leave as a retiree. I had two parents and no children; now I have two children and no parents. Enough of that, however.


We won't have access to a high speed telephone internet connection in our new digs, but we can get broadband through the cable television company if we choose. Meanwhile, Butterfly and The Boy have high speed in their place, and we'll be staying with them, probably for the best part of the next week. We take possession of the new place on Tuesday, but won't receive our worldly goods until Friday. Between Tuesday and Friday, I expect there will be shopping and purchases to occupy us. There's always quite a bit of that when you move into a new place. Knowing myself a little, however, I must speculate that I'll get around to posting something before too long.


 

16 comments:

Ginger said...

Best wishes as you're in the midst of upheaval. It always takes me 3 months or more to get used to a new place and feel like I'm not floating in some kind of dark tunnel. But perhaps that's just me.

I know from personal experience (a year ago) that's it's a great boon to have the parents move nearby. Family is the most precious thing.

Valerie - Riding Solo said...

Will be waiting for you. Luck on the drive!

swamp4me said...

Smooth sailing, Anvilcloud!! And don't worry, you look pretty darn good for an "old fart." ;)

Bonita said...

Now that is one funny picture - but I hear floating is good for back pain. I hope your move will be stress-free, and good luck!

Mel said...

Mostly, I hope your back feels better soon, but I also hope your move goes smoothly and that you settle in quickly to your new home. Best wishes!

JustSue said...

Good luck with the move! I hear it's listed as one of the top ten most stressful life experiences...and speaking as one who has moved a total of 14 times in the past 38 years I am inclined to concur.

PBS said...

Love the picture of you waving "Bye!" Good luck with your move. I once moved 15 times in 5 years (as a young college student) and it's stressful. But there's something to be said about a change of pace, a fresh new start! Enjoy the motion!

methatiam said...

As you won’t be reading this until you get where you’re going …. WELCOME to wherever it is that you are!

- How’s that for a pointless comment?

Heather said...

Hope your move went smoothly and your back feels better by now! What lousy timing for your back to get all ornery on you!

Iona said...

Great picture. It sure looks like a proper goodbye. I hope all will go well. Best of luck and I hope to read about your new adventures from your new home town again soon. Take care in the mean while! Greetings to Cuppa.

kathy said...

I love the picture! :) I hope your back feels better real soon. Take it easy with your move and best wishes!

Christi said...

Hurry back! I'll miss you!

Gina said...

Hoping he of the bad back is doing better, although I have a feeling with the way things work, it probably isn't. :(

Hoping your transition to your new life is going well!

:)

Norma said...

As I was moving your portrait around in the basement I wondered how the move was going.

Take care of the back and good luck in the new home.

Edvardicus said...

Good luck in the new digs. Looking forward to reading all about it. Hope you start feeling better.

Loner said...

life is that series of beginnings and endings- hope the new digs feel like home soon - I have really loved the last couple of posts - couldnt' think of anything witty to say - so my prayers are with you as you go...