Friday, July 20, 2012

Memories…

Four more days till the big move. I’ve been very busy packing, sorting, selling and cleaning. My apartment is a mess. It has been from this:

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To this…

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And this:

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To this…

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Although I hate packing, I can’t say that it was all work and no fun. You won’t believe all the things you would dig up during this process. I still have clothes from high school hiding in my closet, and old letters I received when I came to US fourteen years ago. That was when PC was still scarce and e-mail was not a common source of communication, and people still write letters by hand. I went through all the letters from my first year in the US and was so touched by all the encouragement I got from friends and family. Then I remembered what joy it was to receive a letter from overseas. It was these letters that kept me going.

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Another thing that kept me going everyday was my car. I just part with it today. It was a bittersweet moment for me. I was happy that I was able to sell it in such a short timeframe, but sad to see it go. This was the first car I bought all by myself and it has been through all the big moves with me. I think no matter how many cars I get later in my life, this one will always have a special place in my heart~

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I was very fortunate to have won Mary’s giveaway a while back. I received her package this week and was totally blown away by the pin cushion she made. The stitches are perfect and the finish just gorgeous. I love the saying on the pin cushion, it is so true. Thank you so much, Mary~

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So this will be the last post I do from the States!!!! I guess next time I sign in again, I will be in Taiwan. Hopefully it won’t be too long of an absence. See you at the other side~~

19 comments:

  1. Good luck with the move Theresa, looks like you're all set.

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  2. It looks like you have your big move well planned out and on track. Good luck with the move - we'll all be thinking of you and wish you well!

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  3. Packing is hard work, so many boxes!

    Looking forward to your postings from Taiwan!

    Hugs,

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  4. Looks like you have things pretty much under control. Have a save trip!

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  5. Hi Theresa! You look very organized. The flatfold you gifted me with this spring, still sits in the front room of our home. I see it every day, and still love it. Thank you. I have prayed for a safe trip for all of you. Hope to hear from you soon.♥

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  6. Good luck with the move Theresa! Safe travels :)

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  7. Have a safe journey. Good luck with the move.

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  8. Best wishes and safe journey, Theresa! I will look forward to reading about your life in Taiwan. I think your apartment looks VERY organized for the move! I, too, have stacks of letters leftover from the good ole days when people wrote letters and I treasure them! Wish we could all go back to that time! Good luck with everything for you and your husband.

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  9. Your post reminds me of my moved two years ago. Mixed feelings are very common. You look so organized! Good luck with the move and safe journey. :)

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  10. It will be wonderful for you to be closer to your family, Theresa... Wishing you all the best in your move!

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  11. It looks like you did a great job with all the packing and organizing of the move. While it will be great to see family and friends back home, I am sure you will miss your friends and family here too. I hope you get to take some time to enjoy the last days here in the States!

    Happy Journey and we will "see" you when you are home!

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  12. Best wishes on your move to Taiwan Theresa! Looks like things are under control. So nice you were able to find those letters and a seller for your car even if you are sad to see it go. Congrats on your giveaway win from Mary!

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  13. Hope the move goes well and wishing you a safe trip! Looking forward to your first post from your new home. :)

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  14. Good luck with the move! !!! See you on the other side. :)

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  15. I think it's never easy to part with things that had a special meaning in one's life.
    I hope the move will go smoothly and hope to read you soon again from the other side.

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  16. I hope your move goes smoothly Theresa! I can see it was hard for you to say good bye but it's also exciting to start a new adventure! Lovely little gift you won too!!

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  17. Hi friend! Hope your travels went smoothly and that you're settling in nicely. Looking forward to your future postings when you get back to blogging:)

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