I’M BACK AND SETTLING IN   11 comments

I closed on my town home on August 30th and lived for the month of September with a generous and lovely neighbor across the way. Then I moved two doors down to live with another generous and lovely neighbor for the month of October.

Fortunately, I had thought to remove my passport from my file cabinet before it was stored, because, at my request, my son Doug found a bargain Holland America Line cruise of South America for us to fill up November.

We were home from that for one night at his house — long enough to unpack and pack and head for our Thanksgiving weekend at Cove Point on Lake Superior. Then back to Doug’s to spend several days boxing the stuff I’d stored at his house and the things I’d carried with me through my other two stops.

December 3d finally came. I moved into my apartment at The Waters in Excelsior. What an amazing project with an efficient and caring team of assistants. I love my apartment – Sun all around with lots of windows in a southeast location. I’m still settling in – unpacking, storing, notifying of change of address, searching for things like my lost checks. Three long months of pleasant but tentative living are now behind me. I’m home.

There were, of course, some blips along the way of moving in. My love seat was burned up in a moving van, my weird and therefore favorite lamp was broken, the night table that attaches to the headboard of my bed was damaged. They promise to repair or replace it. (They can’t replace it. It’s a part of the bed.) Oh well.

Now I get to spend a few days here before leaving for Williamsburg, Virginia for the holidays.

Maybe in January I’ll be able to set some of my more serious thoughts down here on my blog, and some reports of the South America trip, which turned out to be much more than a time-killer on the way to my move. Delightful and interesting.

For starters on a travel report, here I am celebrating my birthday (belated by a few days) in Rio De Janeiro.

 

11 responses to “I’M BACK AND SETTLING IN

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  1. What a lovely post; I’m so glad, after time with kind friends and a South American adventure, you are finally home. Congratulations on all you accomplished to get to to this point. Now you have the fun of settling in and making your new place a home!

  2. What is your new mailing address?

    On Sun, Dec 9, 2018 at 5:47 PM monagustafsonaffinito wrote:

    > Mona Gustafson Affinito posted: “I closed on my town home on August 30th > and lived for the month of September with a generous and lovely neighbor > across the way. Then I moved two doors down to live with another generous > and lovely neighbor for the month of October. Fortunately, I had ” >

    William MacGregor
  3. Your posts on rearranging your life has it have been absolutely wonderful and thoughtful and important to me. Thank you for sharing your inner thoughts. Thank you for being you. And thank you for keeping me on your list. Love and best wishes sheila.

  4. How young are you now, Mona? I want something to look forward to 🙂 You look radiant and stunning!

  5. Morning Mona,

    I’m publishing a poetry book this month and I’d like to send you a copy. May I have your address. I was hoping it would be done by Christmas but I don’t think it will be.

    Thanks Sally

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  6. Merry Christmas, Mona!

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