Counting Down

@Morleyhunt (20747)
Canada
January 19, 2018 4:30am CST
My personal countdown is at 16 days. My husbands countdown is a bit higher....his stands at 116 days. In just over two weeks, I will be loading the van and driving to our new home. Each morning when I awaken, I check the 14 day forecast (I'm not sure why? Yesterday's forecast certainly wasn't correct!) to see what the weather trends I might experience enroute. The drive will be long....1700 kilometres. (1055 miles). Hopefully the weather cooperates and we can make the trip in two stages. An impending winter storm could delay our departure or interrupt the long drive. My youngest daughter will be accompanying me (shared driving) and in gratitude I'm paying for her flight home a few days later. Mentally I have packed and repacked the van. In two weeks we will find out what will actually fit in the space available, while leaving me clear sight lines. (I want to be able to see clearly when I'm driving....behind...beside and of course...in front) Have you ever counted down to an exciting change in your life?
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@rebelann (42786)
• El Paso, Texas
19 Jan
Yep, but that was 21 years ago when I bought this land and had to wait for the septic, water line and electric pole to be set up so I could put my mobile home here. The biggest problem I had was that I worked and couldn't get time off to attend to business but eventually it all worked out. The hardest part was waiting to get enough money to have the fence put around my land so the pups could run freely.
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@Morleyhunt (20747)
• Canada
19 Jan
I'll bet it was all worthwhile, looking back.
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@rebelann (42786)
• El Paso, Texas
19 Jan
Yes, @Morleyhunt mostly it was worthwhile but I still wish I could have afforded a place in a different region of this county.
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@Juliaacv (33168)
• Canada
19 Jan
I'm glad to hear that your daughter is going out with you. I was worried as that is such a long drive for anyone to make alone. I'm sure that you'll have fun together along the way. A year ago we had accepted an offer on our home and my husband had begun a new job in another city and I stayed back to pack up the house. He came home on the weekends and was always amazed by the progress that I had made in putting a dent into the packing. We counted down the weeks and then the days. Down-sizing is such an exciting time in our lives.
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@Morleyhunt (20747)
• Canada
19 Jan
I loaded three bags for donation into the van this morning! Progress! Later today a legitimate moving company is coming to provide an estimate on what it will cost to have someone else do the heavy work.
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@Juliaacv (33168)
• Canada
19 Jan
@Morleyhunt I donated loads of stuff also, everything from our Christmas tree down to kitchen glasses. Its amazing how we accumulate "stuff" that we really do not need and certainly don't want to pack or move. We rented a pod and had it delivered to our driveway for a couple of weeks so that my husband and son could load the heavy furniture and his tools into it. It met us at our new location and my husband and I had movers come to haul the heavy stuff into the house for us. We did the light stuff, we only employed them for a couple of hours. That last week at home we really "cleaned house" so to speak. We took our headboard, mattress and box springs to the dump. They were not worth moving. And the last of the items we had listed on kijiji were picked up. We slept on the floor on an air mattress for that last week and sat on folding lawnchairs. It was humble, but it was so worth it.
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@JohnRoberts (62881)
• Los Angeles, California
19 Jan
When I worked, I counted down the days until vacation.
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@Morleyhunt (20747)
• Canada
19 Jan
I remember calculating the minutes before I could leave on a major trip.
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@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
19 Jan
Yes, I have. If counting down the days until my prison sentence was finished counts.
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@Morleyhunt (20747)
• Canada
19 Jan
Oh that counts! I'm sure you were eager to be on the outside again.
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@sharon6345 (137993)
• United States
19 Jan
OH yeah I packed up and moved from Ny to miami. That ride was horrible. My cousin slept just about the entire ride. My speed meter broke and the nasty mechanic broke my ac on purpose. He was mad that his boss my e made his lazy tail fi my car. I am wondering is it cold where your moving? or snow in the area your leaving.
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@Morleyhunt (20747)
• Canada
19 Jan
We've been watching the weather...I look At our local forecast.....then flip to the other forecast. Temperature wise they have been comparable. Both cold. Snowfall? They have had a couple of severe storms....so have we. The one storm did knock the power out at our new home for almost 24 hours...but came back on before the temperature made the dramatic plunge.
@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
19 Jan
Wow, you are moving a long way!! I think I am going to have to read back to find out more.
@Morleyhunt (20747)
• Canada
20 Jan
I've been writing about it for a while. We are moving from Ontario to New Brunswick.
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
20 Jan
@Morleyhunt I do love New Brunswick we have visited a couple of times. I am sure you will be very happy in your retirement there. I knew you were moving but I had missed that it was so far away.
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@Morleyhunt (20747)
• Canada
20 Jan
@BelleStarr it's going to be an adventure.
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@shaggin (37723)
• United States
19 Jan
With you doing where it will be warmer I would be coming down the days right down to the minute That's so nice your daughter is riding with you and then you are paying for her flight back!
@Morleyhunt (20747)
• Canada
20 Jan
I don't think it will be warmer. The weather at our new home is comparable to what we experience here.
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@shaggin (37723)
• United States
20 Jan
@Morleyhunt Oh I was thinking you were going to Florida
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@Morleyhunt (20747)
• Canada
20 Jan
@shaggin no...not Florida....we are moving from Ontario to New Brunswick.
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@Platespinner (17062)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
19 Jan
It seems like just yesterday I was counting down to a major move. Time flies!
@Morleyhunt (20747)
• Canada
19 Jan
It does fly by. Today we have a legitimate moving company coming in to give us an accurate estimate. Hubbies boss is interviewing a possible replacement tomorrow. Life is good.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
19 Jan
@Morleyhunt that sounds great! Praying for you all. I know the hubby would love to head east ahead of schedule!
@Morleyhunt (20747)
• Canada
19 Jan
@Platespinner that would be awesome. Meanwhile I got a really good feeling after talking to the mover. Waiting to see the estimate.
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@cttolledo (5054)
• Philippines
19 Jan
Hoping for a good weather on that day. Meaning you bought a new house?
@Morleyhunt (20747)
• Canada
19 Jan
We bought a house. I will be there for almost two months...then returning to our current home to pack up everything and then when hubby retires (116 days) we will travel out together, but apart. (2 vehicles).
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@cttolledo (5054)
• Philippines
19 Jan
@Morleyhunt sounds exciting a lot of happening ahead of you.. That's so exciting that your hubby is retiring , meaning you'll be together more often.
@Morleyhunt (20747)
• Canada
20 Jan
@cttolledo we see a lot of each other now...but we will be able to go out together once he retires. Now we mostly just see each other at home.
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@ridingbet (59369)
• Philippines
20 Jan
when i am in my duty, i usually count how many hours are i and my students stand while attending to the patients, and usually, we must have our dinner at 6:15PM so they and i can sit down.
@Morleyhunt (20747)
• Canada
20 Jan
I would do that when it was very busy at work. One time...I had customers until an hour after the store closed. I told hubby...we are going out for dinner.
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@ridingbet (59369)
• Philippines
24 Jan
@Morleyhunt my students stand beside their patients' bed in their entire duty hours, except when we have our meals. i too, stand with them. even in the medical ward, i do not sit as well.
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@dodo19 (33590)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
19 Jan
Yes, I have done it a few times. Like when I got married, or pregnant with my kids. Those are the ones that come to mind, but I'm sure there are a lot more. And I'm sure there might be others in my life in the future too.
@Morleyhunt (20747)
• Canada
19 Jan
Nothing like some anticipation!
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@dodo19 (33590)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
20 Jan
@Morleyhunt That's for sure. It's nice when we have things to look forward to.
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@just4him (127043)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Jan
Yes, I have. I hope the weather is good throughout the trip to your new home.
@Morleyhunt (20747)
• Canada
19 Jan
That is my biggest worry at the moment. I have no control..so I'm leaving it in Gods hands. If the weatherman says wait a day...I will.
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@just4him (127043)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
20 Jan
@Morleyhunt God's hands are the best place to put it.
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• China
23 Jan
Wow! the place you will move to is so far away from your present house.Small wonder you are counting down the days.Hope all will go well !
@Morleyhunt (20747)
• Canada
23 Jan
I'm hoping everything will go smoothly.
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@andriaperry (58482)
• United States
20 Jan
Yes I have and I know the days will pass faster and faster.
@Morleyhunt (20747)
• Canada
20 Jan
Time is suddenly beginning to move very quickly. I have a lot to do in the next 15 days.
@GardenGerty (102494)
• United States
20 Jan
It seems we measure our lives with long and short count downs. I have had a few. I am counting to the end of the year now. I am counting to be old enough for medicare as well. Sooner than that I am counting down to a trip to visit our daughter, around six hundred miles away. Our hearts keep beating, our minds keep on making lists, etc. and we keep on counting down. Or looking forward.
@Morleyhunt (20747)
• Canada
20 Jan
Always list. Mental lists and then the many that I write down. Goals...deadlines...
@JudyEv (134702)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Jan
Vince counted down his retirement day and had it coming up on his computer first thing each morning. You might have told us but are you staying in Canada?
@Morleyhunt (20747)
• Canada
20 Jan
Yes we are staying in Canada...just moving a lot farther east.
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@MALUSE (43467)
• Uzbekistan
19 Jan
I've learnt that US Americans love moving and do it quite often. Is it the same with Canadians? Most Germans like to stay put.
@Morleyhunt (20747)
• Canada
20 Jan
Some people never seem to move. Most of my siblings have rarely moved...my husband and I have packed up, too often.
• United States
19 Jan
My biggest change was moving from New York to Pennsylvania almost 8 years ago. It was a bit scary to relocate in a place I wasn't familiar with but it turned out to be the best decision. I'm hoping you are happy with your new place and it's nice that your daughter will share the driving and that you won't be making that long trip by yourself.
@Morleyhunt (20747)
• Canada
19 Jan
It is a blessing to have her join me for the long drive out. Coming back by myself won't be as bad. By the end of March winter should be mostly behind us.
@rina110383 (24070)
19 Jan
Every time I work online for my remote clients, I love counting the hours I bill. My target is 112 hours/week for 3 remote clients.
@Morleyhunt (20747)
• Canada
19 Jan
Wow! I'd count down for the pay check as well.
• United States
19 Jan
Yes, when I go to Florida especially during the winter months.
@Morleyhunt (20747)
• Canada
19 Jan
That is something to look forward to. This year I hear it isn't all that warm in. Florida.