How does one be happy and sad at the same time?? My daughter is now able to have me move in with her. Circumstances have changed so there is room now to go to MY home. She rented her house out to be able to live in my house and take care of it. I will no longer have to go out in pouring rain or freezing or hot weather with the dog. I can sleep in and stay in a house dress all day if I want. A lot of plusses but "parting is such sweet sorrow"
I am thrilled BUT saying good bye to 40-50 people that you have lived amongst for over 3 years and counted them as family is hard to fathom. A few became dear friends,, there will be tears!! I was the greeter here so met everyone as they moved in. Since I have always been a people person it was the best job one could have in my situation. I can't walk but could get every where in my chair, to be of service if needed.
One thing that will be vivid in my memory was having the elevator do nothing when I hit the down button a few weeks ago. It was Archie's first walk of the day and he was anxious to get out. I rang the alarm button two or three times, nothing so started sounding it in 3 short rings, finally a worker came to see what was wrong. By that time a alarm of some sort was activated some how, not shrill like the fire alarm, more like some big truck's horn. LOUD and constant. Out side the elevator door they were trying to tell me something that was impossible to hear. Finally on cute little worker layed on the floor and yelled into the crack at the bottom of the door. I heard her say, fire men and repair man, I thought, great he may be an hour away. Archie was shaking as that noise must have really hurt his ears and also he needed OUT. After about 45 minutes of torture the door opened. I was so happy that it happened upstairs where my room was as I can't manage the restrooms down stairs. The little sweet gal who was trying to comfort me while I was stuck took Archie out, he didn't like that I wasn't taking him but I sure can't use stairs. She said she thought he would never stop relieving himself!.For a day or two I was not crazy about getting in that elevator. It had been worked on less than two months before!!
Well I sort of left my theme didn't I? Moving is such a job and getting a time when all the relatives will be able to come help has been a problem.
To all my friends here I am happy I am not saying good bye to you.
I found this saying (author unknown)
To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To your customer, service.
To all men, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself respect.
I will have my computer so will still be contacting everyone here, though It may be sketchy as I get ready here and get settled in my home. Sending love to all. your Spark friend, Betty