to recap

We signed the papers yesterday for the sale of our house here in Heidelberg. The official turnover day is mid-Feb but we have already provided a key since the buyer lives close and is going to start some rehab work well before then. He is also going to take care of finding homes/selling off/removing whatever winds up left that no one wants.

Much of the furniture that is here will end up with various friend’s adult children. It feels kind of strange in many ways to look at pictures and hear discussions of “kids” who I still picture as being in kindergarten even though that was obviously 20+ years ago.


see the xerox boxes?

see the xerox boxes?

Remember all those books? The Xerox cartons contain 3361 books. The total remaining books here come to 8712 (including those 3361 above. Now I just need to go add in those books which have already found homes to come up with the winner of the “guess the numbers” contest.


I was lucky enough to have a couple of other fiber friends stop by and leave with some magazines, yarn and shetland fleece.

There will be a final shipment to the US after the first of the year. There are some dishes that we want along with some good cookware, clothing. And of course, papers, files and books. I managed to condense everything into three clearly delineated collections. George has an estimate which I think is grossly under, but who am I to complain?

We will fly on Friday with more luggage than anyone with brains would take, but everything we take along doesn’t have to be shipped or paid separately for.



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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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