For the past week, I’ve been back in old territory, back where I used to live before I took to the road. I’m back to empty out the storage container with my household effects. There is no chance of me returning to live around here, and even if I find a house suitable in the future, it makes better sense financially to be done with what I have for now. A friend will store a few things for me at his place, but it’s only short term. Mostly it’s not been emotionally difficult parting with my household effects……well, not until it came to parting with my violin I’d had since I was a young child.
It’s gone to a woman who will use it, and love it, and play Irish music on it, so I really can’t ask for better. Except it’s breaking my heart. I even had a little rage to my self after it left yesterday, raging against the circumstances that have led me to this decision. However, I’m over that now, just the sadness remains. I still have my mandolin – which doesn’t get played enough now either – and that shares my bed, along with the cats. Squeezing us all into the little van continues to be challenging, and I keep asking my fairy godmother for a slightly larger van, when she feels the time is right.
Obviously the time isn’t quite right yet…..
Hopefully I’ll have this business completed by the end of the month, and move into the next chapter of the story.