It will be so quiet
Thursday July 06th 2023, 9:35 pm
Filed under: Family,Knit,Life

It never had a name.

It was packed high when her old friend volunteered to come on the long drive south and helped her unpack and then flew home, just so she wouldn’t have to do any of that alone in a town she didn’t know.

It was packed high when she moved north a few years later.

It was again when it took her to Washington State, and back down, and back up, and back down, several times a year as the lockdowns continued. But mostly it had out of state plates during that time.

It was taken through the carwash and made as pretty as its nine years could be before it was taken to the lot today. Carmax: after they’ve looked up its accident history you bring it in and they look it over and they give you a number. Yes or no. Door number one or door number two. Take it and walk.

It is not making the drive to Boston. Cars pay high rent too there.

And so some family looking for a super comfortable, well maintained, reliable, nice, very low mileage (most of it from those trips), nine year old car will have one they’ll enjoy, too.

I met up with her so that she could have a ride home, for the last 24 hours that this is home, in a surprisingly comfortable waiting area while they did all the paperwork for four sets of clients. I would have finished the hat I’d just started but for lack of a second circular needle–I’d considered, then had thought I wouldn’t need it. It wouldn’t be that long. It was.

But that’s okay; I can manage the decreases here.

Both kinds.

At home.

I am so going to miss her and I am so happy for her on her new adventure.

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Our “goodbyes” for just 30min away are bad enough…I can’t even imagine! They are supposed to fly…

Comment by Jayleen Hatmaker 07.07.23 @ 6:24 am

It is such an awful long way away. I had a rough go when my daughter moved an hour away LOL

But you have prepared the little bird to fly and she will always know she can (and should) come home any time she wants or needs to.

Comment by Chris+S+in+Canada 07.07.23 @ 6:57 am

Change is hard, for sure, but it sounds like she’s going to a good thing, and that’s awesome. Best of luck to her, and to you!

Comment by ccr in MA 07.07.23 @ 7:32 am

(Hug) And best of luck to her in this new adventure. I bet your mom felt the same way when you came out here.

Comment by DebbieR 07.07.23 @ 2:44 pm

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