Welcome to my messy life. Monday night we partied in Franklin Street in Chapel Hill after the Tar Heels won the National Championship and this week has been me catching up and packing. Things that we have accomplished:
- We are now signed up for German classes.
- I sold 2 Vision Painting commissions both of which I am super excited to paint but I’m not sure when I’ll get the time.
- We brought another load of stuff to Chapel Hill
- My massage office is closed. I took my Thai mat and gave it to a friend for safe keeping.
- Jason is picking up his car from getting it detailed so he can post if for sale next week.
- I sold my Caravan painting. It has a new home.
- My sold “My Sacred Garden” painting is finally framed and matted.
- Dropped off skirts and pants to get tailored. I have narrowed my clothes down drastically and I have decided that I will take good care of what I have and make it stuff I love so I am fixing up what I have to fit properly.
- Bought my Olukai walking shoes. This is probably the biggest step I took this week. I have been looking at these shoes for months but I couldn’t bring myself to spend the $120 till now. My old shoes were about 7 years old and falling apart. I’ll miss my Merrell shoes but these new ones you can wear with the heel down or up.
- Dad and his high school friend, Leo, stopped by on their way from Florida to Minnesota. He only spent the night but he packed the car with a load of our things to Minnesota. What a relief. That saves us a lot of money in shipping. Sad news: Dad sold Rover, the 54 ft schooner that he built in the barn. We sat around at Tucos, had tacos and drank tequila.
Every day I go between excitement, panic, and nostalgia. I look around at all the little things and wonder what I’m going to do with it. I’m still not sure what this new life will bring or how long the adventure will go for. One exciting thing I did learn is that Germany’s free education is also free to foreigners! I’m suddenly thinking about getting a fine arts degree. That will be something I research when we get to Munich. I would love to enhance my art but I also have other specific things I want to learn. I don’t know if they have an independent learning program. We shall see.
If you are looking for some resources for places to stay in Germany here is a whole list of site for housing. That’s our next big issue to tackle: housing. Got any connections?