Whew...So here we are in storied Oak Ridge, Tennessee for three nights. Our possessions will be delivered tomorrow to our new home. Our closing here was this morning. All went very well. We love our new place. We met the sellers, and they are just terrific folks---wish they were going to stay here in Knoxville so we could be friends, but they are moving to Florida.
Last Monday, our household goods were loaded into a huge Mayflower van. On that day, Cindy experienced the first of what have become numerous mental collapses. As we worked feverishly to finish packing, as the moving crew moved the furniture out, Cindy hit "the wall" and collapsed in the front yard of our home --- in the rain. I though she would have to be taken to the hospital for exhaustion, but she did manage to "tough it out" and finally began to recover, Scared the hell outta' me. Then, I almost collapsed myself.
The next day we closed on our home in Plano and left for Tennessee. Cindy got lost trying to find the hotel our first night out, and again had a breakdown. Keep in mind this was the final chapters in a long 10 months of trying to move and pack and plan. She just lost it and I had to get her to the bed, where she slept 12 hours.
The next day was a 500 mile trip to Atlanta, where we stayed with my mom three nights. When we finally arrived, Cindy again "lost it" and had to be ushered to bed---this time an 11 hour slumber.
Time spent with my mom was somewhat hectic, too. What I thought would be a restful respite was instead a constant introductiuon to her friends. We did have an unbelievable buffet experience one night---I have never seen such a spread of culinary delights. We ate way too much, but the good news is that Cindy again slept it off with 11 more hours in the sack.
We drove to east Tennessee on Sunday (yesterday). Today has been hectic, but productive. Her emotional state seems to be returning. Tomorrow we move into our new home, but we plan to stay tomorrow night in the hotel, just to make sure she gets more rest.
Here's hoping my bloggin' friends give me a few more days to return to my daily responses. I miss you guys!---but hey!---our ordeal is almost over!
Love to all.