Monday, February 9, 2009

Farewell to Delaware

You'll notice the new look of the masthead--that particular purple sunrise will no longer be greeting us, so I have replaced it with a photo of a sample of the land we will be looking at in North Carolina next weekend. I think the trees blocking the view are appropriate, at least for now, until we have a clearer picture, literally, of what the future holds.

This is what we enjoyed for four years. By the end of this week, the structure will no longer exist; it will be in a landfill.

This is what we did this weekend. All the furniture has been given away; the rest was either stored, thrown away, or brought here.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

It must have been an emotional weekend for you two. I'm glad you have the North Carolina trip ahead of you.

When one door closes ....

Best of luck for the upcoming trip.

Linda in Chapel Hill

Linda - SE PA said...

Ralph,

I love the new photo... and the new adventure. Deep breaths - I sense it was a challenging weekend - usually is when we close a chapter.

I am excited for you with a new chapter. I loved the photo's and say thank you for sharing.

Mim said...

Ralph
Awwww... you did it.
Your new header picture is wonderful. Who knows what the coming wknd will hold.
I'm hoping for something really good that fits you both.

Nan said...

That's what I call transition. Thinking of you with some nostalgia, and some anticipation of what unknown good things are ahead.

Kat said...

Ralph,
I'm sorry for Delaware but I'm thrilled you get new dreams, new hopes and maybe, just maybe, a new home.

Ralph said...

Thanks to everyone for your good wishes. I'm quiet today mainly because I'm really busy with other stuff--a more normal post tomorrow, I promise!

Zoey and Me said...

That type over the picture. I can't read what it says. Move it to the right please. And looks like you guys hit the ground running. I enjoyed working as a life guard one summer in Kitty Hawk, NC. Met some people who are friends to this day. I also enjoyed the Outer Banks. Good Luck Ralphy.

Ralph said...

Sorry about the formatting. Z&M. Still ironing out the kinks, I guess. We're pretty optimistic about NC, though this is not the Outer Banks. It's on the mainland side, the tributaries off the sound between the mainland and the barrier islands.

Alienist said...

Indeed, the "beat of our lives" at times leaves us breathless. You and Steve are destined to breath in the very best life offers. Keep enjoying the "search"...in NC.

Ralph said...

Thank you, alienist. I hope this time next week I'll be reporting some good news.

Ravel said...

This is among the most "days of transition" post ever...
Good luck... one thing (and one day) at a time...

Ralph said...

Yes, Ravel, quite a transition. But all we can do it one day at a time...thanks.

Eclecticity said...

Hang in there my friend. I'm actually in NC right now, at Duke for a little training.

Hope the hunt goes well for you and Steve. E.

Ralph said...

Thanks, E. I spent some time in the Research Triangle back in the 70s--or at least my residence was there, in Durham, while I worked in an office in Chapel Hill, recruiting for the Peace Corps. I was on the road most of the time and basically did my laundry in Durham, but I like it, as I do most of the South.

Anonymous said...

Pathways of life are sometimes made up of a thrush of trees to bypass with care until we reach open water ways.

Until you reach it, you do not know where it will lead you.

May it lead you where your heart desires.

Jubee