I managed to survive the end of the school year and selling my house in the same week. But it was close.
My mom and husband spent all day Thursday packing up what remained at our old house after filling two PODS, my mom's Suburban (two or three times), PawPaw's truck, my brother's truck, my car, and Dan's car. I had to work that day, packing up my classroom, finishing up report cards, finalizing students' cumulative folders, and my final IEP meeting of the year. Then I drove to Smyrna to help with the last trip to cart stuff to store in Dad's and PawPaw's garage.
Since our computer had already been disconnected, we missed the email telling us that the new owners were coming over for their final walk-through that night. We were there when they arrived, so we got to meet them. What a cute couple! There were some pretty startling similarities between us and them: it was the second home for both of us, they have a fifteen-month-old, blond-haired, blue-eyed little boy (the same age and description of Ryan when we moved into that house), the guy is a Cleveland Indians fan and a musician (just like Dan). We are glad to be leaving our house with such a sweet young family.
Yesterday we went to a law school graduation party for our friend, Andy. What a fun time. Of course, we had to break out his karaoke machine and frighten the neighbors. As I told Andy, "It's not really a party until I'm gatoring on the floor with someone else's husband while wearing her wedding dress." Well, Andy and LeeAnn know what I'm talking about, even if you don't. :-)
Today was a well-deserved "do nothing" day. Mom and I sat out on the patio this morning with our coffee and read while we watched the rain fall. The transformer blew, so we were without power for a while, but it didn't disturb our good time. I followed that strenuous morning with a nap, and a leisurely drive through our new neighborhood. No one wanted to cook tonight, so we had Shane's barbeque for dinner.
All in all, it's been a very relaxing start of my summer.