So the second day of moving is almost over. Tomorrow, all the major (read: HEAVY!!) stuff goes on a truck (or two!) and the nightmare will almost be over.
Today is bittersweet. It’s times when I’m sitting here with my blog and my thoughts that I realize that tonight will be my last night in a home I have loved, in a town that probably saved me from myself and helped me to maintain my sanity. The town will still be here, of course… and so will I. But it will be different. As I load memories into boxes, of course it’s normal to reflect. To give you some sense of the environment right now… this is how things started out this morning…
Chaos, right? I’m saving this stuff for last. Every Morning Show I ever taped for DFW Radio… every edit, every cut, every promo, every ID tag… I did sitting around this round table. You know, it’s rumored that most the other owners of this place actually used this space as a “dining room”. How absurd, right? Freaks.
This is Hailey. Right now Hailey is having an “I’m not amused” moment. This happens frequently when people talk to me. I’m really not sure why. I think it has something to do with my charming personality. But if it wasn’t for her and the rest of my crazy adopted family here in Honey Brook, PA., I would be staying here probably until the day they discovered my body slumped over in my chair with a bag of Cheetos in my lap and Star Trek reruns playing on a loop via Netflix. I owe her and everyone else a debt that I doubt I can ever repay. It’s hard to imagine what my life was like without that sense of family and community that I’ve found here. I’ve come a long way from the trailer park in Belle Vernon, and the inner-city environment of Pittsburgh.
And so time marches on… and, like everyone else does (eventually) on the Big Blue Marble… I’m entering a new phase of life…and it’s pretty cool, and pretty scary… and it won’t be the last one. But it’s a pretty big one. I’m thrilled, scared, overwhelmed and optimistic… all at the same time.
Pretty cool, huh?