Over the past two days, all of the furniture and stuff was packed into boxes and removed from our apartment. The rooms echo, they’re white and bare just like when we first moved in nearly 3 years ago. I was walking through each room, thinking about how I would decorate differently if we were moving in again… there’s something about bare rooms, there is so much potential… a blank slate. When we finally get a new place to live, I’m sure I will feel the same way about it before our furniture arrives.
We’ve been unbelievably busy. Last week both Mikey and I were sick, but we still had to soldier on because there was so much to do. Mikey has been stressed out these past two days, seeing all of our stuff being packed away. He falls asleep early, worn out from everything and wakes up screaming, not knowing where he is on a mattress in an empty room. I know change is harder on him because he doesn’t really understand what is happening. He was only around 10 months old when we first moved to Germany. He has grown up here, in this apartment and in this country. He has learned to walk on these floors and learned to talk in these rooms.
Perhaps I’m making it sound as though we’re not excited. We are excited about the move, we’re looking forward to the new beginning we’ve been given and all of the opportunities that come with that. Of course we’re going to miss Heidelberg and Germany too, having spent a good portion of our lives as a family here.
This morning we wasted a large portion in time waiting at the Embassy for 3 hours for my Transportation Letter that will let me back into the States. Now all I have left to do is to clean the apartment for the move out inspection tomorrow, I suppose I will be up late tonight. Then we’re in a hotel until we fly this weekend. I thought we’d have more time, but you always think you have more time than you do.
Things will be quiet on here until sometime next week, when we’re finally settled in. I hope you all have a wonderful week and I’ll speak with you again when we arrive in the U.S.