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You know how it is when you want something so important that you don't want to say anything, or breathe wrong, or even to turn the inner gaze to see it because you.are afraid you will make it not happen? Well that is me right now.

We are actually moving. We have lived here for 7 years now, and we will be gone from here by June 1. I am just not sure where. We have an apartment we want. It is in a quiet part of town, it is actually bigger, and also cheaper. We have a good shot, I think. But it is not assured. Essentially, we have a week to find somewhere-- if we don't get the one we want.

Now, that is not as bad as it seems. We have always done it that way, when it is time to go you cannot dither, you have to jump and hope for a net.

So we are packing. Because that need not wait. And we are eating down our food, and rallying our documents. And I have done this so often in the last 25 years-- an average of every three years. That is what the Navy does to a family.

But oh-- I want this apartment so much. It is so much better than where we are now. It is right on the subway, and there is a giant park for Hazel, and it is close to the Army base so we can get the cheap groceries there, and It would be so great!

And the other thing-- I sent off my story to the Smut Project. If it gets picked it will be my first bit of paid writing. So I hope it does get picked. I will totally understand if it does not, and i am willing to fix just about anything they want fixed, but oh, I hope, I hope. Not so much for the money. I am not deluded enough to think it will make me much of that, but just to finally cross that line that I have been wanting to step over since I was 5.

So if you all are in the mood for wishing wishes, wish those wishes for me?

I will keep you apprised.

PS Now that I have gotten these other boys out of my system I can get back to Horatio Archie and Kit!

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rikibeth
May. 25th, 2014 05:37 pm (UTC)
Fingers crossed, on both the move and the writing. I'm going to be moving too this summer, likely mid-July, to Boston, so long dreamed of.

I will be on Long Island on the 7th so if you need help on the 6th or the 8th let me know?
eglantine_br
May. 25th, 2014 06:41 pm (UTC)
Boston! How exciting, do you know where yet? As for me, best case is that by the 6th or 8th I will be gleefully unpacking somewhere. You would be most welcome to come help, or just hang out.

Worst case, we will not have a place by then. In that case, I don't know where I will be. (But you would be welcome to come and hang out there too. Essentially, I would just love to see you.)

rikibeth
May. 25th, 2014 06:49 pm (UTC)
I do know where! A lovely 3rd floor, converted-attic, 2br condo with an open floor plan in Dorchester. Milo got accepted to Emerson as a transfer student (Emerson does not guarantee on-campus housing for anyone but freshmen) and my parents said "investment property, much better idea than renting, if you two are good with the idea of living together." Which we are. The offer has been accepted, the home inspection has happened, and the closing will be in July. Then painting, furniture delivery, and moving what we already have, in that order.

B is not coming with us. There were no 3br places in my parents' price range that were at all acceptable. Either dilapidated or too far from the T. This one is TWO BLOCKS from a Red Line station. I will miss her, but... BOSTON.

Now that I think of it it had better be the 6th because I am not free on the 8th. I'll see what can be managed in terms of travel.

If it needs to wait until one or both of us is more settled we can do that, but yes, I would love to see you.
wellinghall
May. 25th, 2014 05:44 pm (UTC)
Good luck!!!
kellychambliss
May. 25th, 2014 06:06 pm (UTC)
Good luck! It sounds perfect.
phyncke
May. 25th, 2014 06:35 pm (UTC)
I hope you get the place you want. Thinking good thoughts. :)
ideealisme
May. 25th, 2014 07:53 pm (UTC)
Good luck with the writing, and with the move as well. I'm like you, I tend to jump before I know where I'll land, but it's always worked out fine.
eglantine_br
May. 25th, 2014 11:44 pm (UTC)
It has always worked for us too-- but it is always a bit scary.
khiemtran
May. 25th, 2014 08:30 pm (UTC)
Hope it all goes well!
pollyandr3
May. 26th, 2014 05:51 am (UTC)
I do hope you get the apartment you wish for!

I always thought it would be fun to be published, too. I hope it all comes true for you!

Best of luck!:)
soon_lee
May. 26th, 2014 07:09 am (UTC)
Good luck!
charliecochrane
May. 26th, 2014 10:33 am (UTC)
Huzzay. Hope all goes spiffingly well for you.
katriona_s
May. 26th, 2014 01:43 pm (UTC)
Good luck! I hope you'd get what you want!
nodbear
May. 29th, 2014 06:48 pm (UTC)
Sorry a bit late again -but having read the more recent page know you still don't know for certain
do hope you get the apartment - it does sound really good and would make a nice home
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