Well, our time here in Philadelphia is quickly coming to an end. As most of you know by now, we are moving to Houston, Texas to start a new chapter. To mark that momentous event, we decided that we should move several times since once did not seem sufficient. The “first” move was packing up a good chunk of our belongings to put into storage, appeasing the professional “stager” that “helped” us sell the house (don’t get me started on what a racket I think that is).
Next, we packed up the rest of the house and sent it off to Houston (which in itself was a colossal headache, which I might write about at some point). We needed to stay in town for a couple of reasons (not the least of which was the end of the boys’ baseball seasons), so some great friends allowed us to move into their house for a week while they were in Europe.
Well, today, we move once more, this time into a hotel here in downtown Philly since I figured there is no better place in the world to spend July 4th than where the Declaration of Independence was signed some 240 years ago.
Then, on Wednesday, the boys and I will start our 1,500 drive south and west to Houston, where we will move into an apartment while we wait for our house to be finished. Last, at some point in either September or October (hopefully), we will make the last move into our new home.
So on this first Saturday in July and our last in Philly, I only have one announcement for you (well two: the Tour de France starts today!): the deadline for submission for the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge is July 18th, with this month’s theme being Solitude. All the details can be found HERE.
Have a great weekend everyone!