Moving Day

Today we move. Georgie and I have been mondo sentimental the last few days as we’ve lived in our building for 18 years. Over 18 years. We grew up here – TOGETHER. When we moved in here lo those 18 years ago I was 21 and he was 27 and now we’re old(er.) As much as we want to leave and are excited for this new chapter, it’s really sad. It truly is the end of an era.

Also fate continued to show me that while we don’t have the best luck, we don’t have the worst luck either. We got an offer on the apartment yesterday. It might not be THE offer, but it’s an offer and traffic has ramped up considerably in the last week or so. There may be an end to this yet.

I’m not sure when I’ll be back on line – Verizon has proven itself to be just as wonderful as the cable companies of old – but as soon as I am I’ll check back in.

Okay. There are still lots of boxes to pack. Movers will be here in two hours.
L, C


  1. Best wishes for you and your family in your new home!

  2. Best wishes and good luck. I hope that everything goes smoothly and that THE offer comes in soon.
    We will miss you while you are “gone”, but look forward to tales from a new chapter in your life.

  3. All the best on the move. It’s a good sign that you are looking back on the time spent where you are as it speaks to the life you’ve lived together.
    Enjoy both the look back and the movement forward.
    How’s that for blechy sentiment? I believe it, but I hate sounding like a Hallmark card that you got as a kid from older relatives.

  4. You’re in the middle of it all by this time today. Soon you’ll have many memories to fill up the new house.

  5. Good luck and best wishes for your new home! It is good that you’ve thought about the time you’ve spent in your old home — it’s so easy to get caught up in the move and forget the emotional significance of leaving a home. Hope everything goes well in your move.

  6. Mazel Tov! Enjoy your new home and hopeful thoughts on selling the old one.

  7. wow cara! Good luck! I wish you G and M all the best in the new home!! xoxoxox

  8. Good luck with the move.

  9. I am so thrilled for you! I hope we can chat in person or by phone very soon. Happy moving day, settle in well.

  10. Good luck with it. Moves are tough!

  11. Best of luck with the move!!
    Wishing you, Georgie & Meli many happy years in your new home.

  12. Hope the move goes well — and that your new home is soon filled with your stuff, lots of love, and eventually, many happy memories.

  13. Good luck! Moving sucks, but it will be so great to be in your new house!

  14. Mazel tov! I hope everything goes smoothly. I look forward to seeing your new home! (wait — was that too forward? maybe a bit presumptuous, but what the hell — I want to visit). xoxo

  15. Great! Good luck with the move and the offer(s)!

  16. Yay!on the offer! :)We create that to keep happening!

  17. Good Luck! My house hasn’t sold yet but yesterday your blog inspired me to start packing book boxes. Thanks!

  18. Good Luck!

  19. Good luck on selling the apt. I’m sure that whatever good offer you get, it can’t match the wonderful memories you have. There’s alot to be said for growing up together.

  20. PICAdrienne says:

    Good luck on the move Sweetie. The three of you together can conquer anything. 🙂

  21. sending good thoughts as we also paint swatches and stress about book boxes and wonder if we’ll sell the apartment (it’s not on the market yet). may you and yours enjoy your new home and all good things.

  22. Congrats on the move! I can only imagine how hard it must be to leave those 18 years behind…but now you get to build 18 new ones. I hope it is a seamless and easy move for you all.

  23. Good luck on the move!!

  24. Wish you all success and Good Luck..I hope this is easy for you all and you succeed!All the best.
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  25. Wow! 18 years in the same place is a long time. Good luck with the move and enjoy your new home.