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05 November 2007 @ 10:18 am
Moved In  
With the exception of some toiletries, bedding, and other things that can be suitcased after a future trip for house closing (including a dishwasher full of dishes that we sort of forgot to pack up), we are completely moved out of the Atlanta house.

Friday night we had a little at-home for people in the neighborhood to come by and have a drink so we could say goodbye. We'll miss them - it has been so unlike the typical suburban stereotype where no one knows their neighbors.

Saturday we handed off a bunch of GAFilk stuff to autographedcat and kitanzi, which turned into a couple of hours of relaxing conversation.

Saturday night I completed my tenure as High Priest of Oak Spring, successfully passing the duties to another.

Sunday morning bright and early we raided the storage unit for the final time (daughter K still has not picked up her desk!) and began packing the van. There was much more than we expected, partly due to the fact I thought ladyat had only left a single drum with weirdsister and kiltedwitch. Silly me, as it turned out to be congas, bongos, assorted stands and other large and unwieldy accoutrement.

There ensued slight panic and purchasing of many bungee cords for strapping suitcases to the roof. By noon, however, everything was packed in the car. We said farewell to the neighbor across the street who hadn't made it to the Friday night bash, then drove a final widdershins farewell circuit of the subdivision. I realized that we'd lived in that house for longer than I lived in the place I consider my home town, so there were a few tears at the final parting.

8 hours (and a Colts' loss) later, we pulled into our driveway in Danville with the final van load.

This morning, we have more boxes to unpack (as if we'd finished the last batch) and more rearranging of Stuff to do (including Fibber McGee's Tool Shed out back).

But we're finally Home.

Watch this space for announcement of our first open house filk and party. Meanwhile, anyone in the area who loves unpacking boxes or is dying to try it out is welcome to contact us...
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
naominaomilynne on November 5th, 2007 03:25 pm (UTC)
Welcome to Indiana!!!
Tom Jeffers: Tom Rocks 02sexybass on November 5th, 2007 03:40 pm (UTC)
Welcome to you new home
Hi Bill and Brenda,
Great seeing you again at OVFF and welcome to your new home. Maybe we will see more of you two now that you are within driving distance.
The Cajun Gypsythatcrazycajun on November 5th, 2007 04:08 pm (UTC)
Our loss is Midwest filk's huge gain. We're already missing the hell outta the both of yez...so don't forget to come back in a couple months for GAFilk, ya hear? :-)
daisy_knotwisedaisy_knotwise on November 5th, 2007 04:18 pm (UTC)
Welcome Home!
Where should I mail the bedlam House check that I owe you for the last order?

Bill Suttonbedlamhouse on November 5th, 2007 05:38 pm (UTC)
The Bedlam House Suite 240-424 address still works - the corporation has not yet been moved.
Ericacatalana on November 5th, 2007 04:40 pm (UTC)
Welcome (back) to the midwest!
carolfcarolf on November 5th, 2007 07:28 pm (UTC)
So happy for you!

Brenda, get ready for those room picture swaps -- we have drywall now, so can rooms be far behind?
JoEllynjoecoustic on November 6th, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC)
Glad to have you both in the midwest!!

msminlrmsminlr on November 7th, 2007 11:59 am (UTC)
"then drove a final widdershins farewell circuit of the subdivision"

Something *clicked* in my mind when I read that; does this have any connection to the phrase "auf wiedersehen" (sp?) ?

Or am I seeing a totally false cognate here?
Bill Suttonbedlamhouse on November 7th, 2007 01:06 pm (UTC)
Hmmm. Never thought of that.

After some research, looks like "widdershins" comes from Old High German "widar sinnes" meaning "in the direction of back" (opposite the sun's direction). "wiedersehen" means "to see again". Sounds like no.