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wrapping up

It was weird leaving the office on Friday. I was the last one to leave but I had given back my keys, so I knew that when the door shut behind me I was locking myself out. Brian's family had a party that night at his sister's house. It's always fun when the cousins get together; we had thirteen of them there. Fun and loud. His sister suggested we see the Festival of Lights when we left; it was just me and Victoria in the car on the trip home. I didn't realize until too late that the F of L was a $12 experience. Ow. Victoria seemed mildly appreciative, but when we reached the end I asked her what she thought of the Festival of Lights and she said, "It's too long." I definitely prefer the walk-through one at Brookside Gardens to the drive-through.

Today I did more cleaning out and then Brian's friends had a going-away party for us. It was very nice, not to mention an impressive feat squeezing an extra event in this time of year. Another huge group of kids at this thing, and they were almost as loud as Stavishes.

This week we have hauled three truckloads of books to the dump. The dump! I haven't done the actual dumping myself but just knowing that it happened makes me sick. A little sick. I do know that nothing precious was in there. Still.

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dragonfly1867
Dec. 24th, 2006 07:32 am (UTC)
I put quite a few boxes of books on the lawn for trash in the past few weeks. I knew they were trash, but it was still hard to do. I know it's hard, but sometimes a book really is nothing special, it's just trash.

Man, it was hard even typing that last sentence.

When will you be moved in and everything in Columbus? Would you be interested in a get-together? Columbus has a great zoo, maybe when the weather is nice (although it's been pretty warm here in Ohio) we could have a family meet up at the zoo.
koralleen
Dec. 24th, 2006 08:09 am (UTC)
We will be in by January 8 and I would be extremely interested in meeting up any way we can work it. My schedule should be pretty flexible!
ednoria
Dec. 24th, 2006 02:30 pm (UTC)
If you have time today, call me so we can figure plans for Wednesday. I'm feeling sick too, but it's more about you leaving.
koralleen
Dec. 24th, 2006 04:47 pm (UTC)
Aw, I really hope you are not feeling bad about this move. Don't think of it as losing a neighbor; think of it as gaining a friend in Columbus. If you don't hear from me it's because I didn't figure out a way to call you. I have complicated phone issues. At any rate, if we want to meet at the pirate restaurant, just say when and Victoria and I and maybe Jennifer or Christopher will be there. Brian will be out of town. The place is at the corner of Georgia and Bonifant, on the Metrostation-side of Georgia (facing the giant retailextravaganza-side of Georgia): 8402 Georgia Ave.
ednoria
Dec. 24th, 2006 04:57 pm (UTC)
DS has therapy until 5:30 -- would 6:30 be ok, allowing for traffic? I'll tell people Reception Night might be a bit late, or else get starfyrone to open the house up for us. And what's the name of the restaurant?
koralleen
Dec. 24th, 2006 05:38 pm (UTC)
6:30 is great, the place is called Piratz Tavern. They have a website at piratztavern.com but I will warn you that it is very annoying and I quit looking at it before it yielded any useful information.
simonator
Dec. 26th, 2006 02:03 pm (UTC)
My cousin was there within the last couple of weeks. Apparently one of the bartenders took his kids out on the patio and showed them his skill in fireating. You might want to ask.
whimmydiddle
Dec. 24th, 2006 05:25 pm (UTC)
The Symphony of Lights at Merriwether Post is $12 to drive though, and I'm not sure if that's the one you mean when you say "Festival of Lights." But the cool thing about it is that it starts the season every year with a run through (for runners)/walk through (for families) event. It's more expensive, but it's a fundraiser for the local hospital, and you get to walk through, there's free food and music and a moon bounce & cylumes & a lot of fun. And if you were going to be here next year I'd say come next year, it's great, you'll love it.

In so many ways, I hate that you're leaving.
koralleen
Dec. 24th, 2006 05:44 pm (UTC)
I looked at that when you mentioned you were going to do it this year, it does look like fun! This was at Seneca Park near Germantown and it wasn't horrible, but would have been more fun with a carful of jolly folk rather than a miffed mom and one cranky kid. Live and learn.

I am so excited about moving but everyone around here seems pretty bummed. I try looking sad, but my poker-face needs work.
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