The details of our move are coming together, thanks in large part to Diana's ground work. All things considered, moving is fairly low friction when you're paying someone to move all of your crap, and that's exactly what we're doing. As repeat customers and a Microsoft employee, we've got a discount, and the total cost should be under two grand, fully packed and moved. That's worth every penny.
There are peripheral emotional issues attached to the move, some of which are brought on by the season. It's hard to believe we've been here nearly a year already. The move here was difficult for me, and it took a long time to feel grounded here. Oddly enough, it took Simon's arrival to really get me beyond all of that. But with another move comes another reminder that I have a house I haven't sold, and I swear that's aging me.
On the other hand, it feels like so many other things are coming into place and hitting a stride. I feel like I'm making meaningful engagement at work, I'm considering coaching again, we'll have space that's ours (even if it is rented), we're making good routines with Simon and generally living our lives in a way beyond being new in town. There's comfort in stability, and that's something I haven't had in probably nine years.
Which is not to say that I don't enjoy a little chaos. Comfort breeds complacency, which causes time to get away from you. This move is just the right amount of chaos, I think, to keep me on my toes. And I'll have my very own man cave. That excites me.