These three words–“WE MADE IT”–says it all!
After planning a retirement move from Minnesota to South Carolina for over a year, our dream of living closer to our son and being active outdoors throughout the year was materialized this past month. On July 24 (our 44th wedding anniversary), we closed on our newly built house in Charleston.
It’s been a busy, if not hectic month, to say the least. Those of you who have experienced a move, which is probably most of you, know the extent of work and planning that goes into such a process. And packing and lifting and moving and stuffing boxes are only part of the experience. There’s the emotional aspect as well. Our exhaustion and excitement sometimes gave way to moments of homesickness, of missing Minnesota, where we lived so many years and made so many memories.
And now, after being in our new house in Charleston two and a half weeks, we are able to slow down a bit. Though not everything is put away, hung, or organized, I was able to take some time this morning to download pictures of our moving process. Though I try to stay away from simplistic cliches, I do believe that in this case pictures are worth a thousand words. Hence, here are some pictures of our move that may well tell the story best. Enjoy!