Measuring Moving On And Moving In

The For Sale sign came down yesterday! Now, all we have to do is watch for the moving truck and new cars to see who bought the Johnson’s house. I wonder how long it would take for it not to be known as the Johnson’s house. How long does it take for a house to shake the memories of its owners and embrace the new ones?

Mags talks to Sally every week; moving helped Sally start a new life. Sally found an office job, Carl is satisfied with his new school and they both have started to make new friends. How brave of them; it is hard to tell ahead of time if change will work out, but it seems as though Sally and Carl are resilient enough to move ahead and make new memories to add to their old ones. That’s good for Sally; a house full of memories is no good if the only one you can remember is that you lost your husband in it.

Early this morning, a platoon of trucks arrived at the Johnson’s house. Crisply dressed in white overalls, painters went in with multiple paint cans. I wonder how many colors these new people are using? There were a couple of carpenters on the front lawn using saws and lots of banging as whatever they were building was completed. I checked out the window of couple of times but couldn’t really figure out what was going on. The new owners must be having the work done before they move in so that it doesn’t affect their settling everything in place. This was major excitement to my crowd and I answered lots of calls from other women on what I thought was happening. I guess our house was closer than the others, but I was at a loss to describe the work. The workers cleaned up and left late in the afternoon; I hoped that moving in day was soon. The anticipation was getting palpable about the mysterious new neighbors.

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