Is That a Light at the End of the Tunnel Or……

Is That a Light at the End of the Tunnel or….

I used to love the whole idea of a light at the end of the tunnel – the tunnel being a long and arduous path, some great feat, challenge or test of endurance – and then one day someone commented that instead of it being a light of attainment it just might be a train coming straight at you.

I am still in the tunnel!  As per my previous post on activities which included a Christmas party in August and moving, events are trotting along.

The party was amazing, organized by my two nephews and their Dad.  Two fire pits grilling corn on the cob and beef and chicken and enough salads of every imaginable kind.  And desserts.  Lots of desserts.

My nephew’s country property sports a pool, swings, slides and a trampoline that kept the youngest generation in giggles for hours and triggered tears in the youngest when it was time to go.  A great big Santa stood proudly in the midst.  G1 and G2 could not make it as the whole house came down with a bug but a good time was had by all who did.

That was Saturday and Tuesday was THE MOVE.   I am in awe of anyone who does a move well.  I have gotten settled in..sort of… but must return tomorrow for final clean up which of course is in the  midst of more social activity – Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Muscles I did not even know I had hurt….okay I probably do not have them but pain has settled where they should be.  I keep thinking I must look toned and ripped but a glance in the mirror, when it cannot be avoided, just reveals an exhausted not so hot looking shadow of who I think I am.

I can’t quite see the light yet but at least there are no train whistles.

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17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Judith
    Sep 07, 2011 @ 18:28:11

    Hope you are really seeing the light at the end of the tunnel now.

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  2. Katherine Gordy Levine
    Sep 04, 2011 @ 02:16:56

    I always feel I might make it when it no longer seems as though the boxes have a great time while I sleep and manage to clone themselves. We have been here a year and a half and still have boxes

    A computer move has messed up my blogging scene. I switch to WP.org so I could add a store to my blog. Many problems, probably some of them my incompetence, but also . Not working and I think kicked me off the Daily Post Challenge. Hoping the Happiness Engineers can make me happy, but so they having been only making me frown.

    Our real life move, turned out to be a very happy one and I wish the same for you.

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  3. cassiebehle
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 14:05:18

    Woot, woot! (A congratulatory holler, not to be confused with a train whistle) Have fun unpacking – that’s always my favorite part – finding new homes for all your things and making your new place comfy and cozy. :)

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  4. Robin
    Aug 29, 2011 @ 15:17:30

    I can related to this phrase:

    …not so hot looking shadow of who I think I am.

    Moving will exhaust even the hardiest of souls.

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  5. ElizOF
    Aug 28, 2011 @ 07:40:29

    Hang it there as the worst is over… and take the time you need to settle in and unpack… It’s a process. Sending healing light and energy your way. :-)

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  6. winsomebella
    Aug 27, 2011 @ 21:59:01

    Sending energy for the task at hand…..good luck.

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  7. Tracy
    Aug 27, 2011 @ 20:19:19

    Ug; moving is so much work and physically tiring. “…reveals an exhausted not so hot looking shadow of who I think I am.” Hahahahaha LOVED that line!

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  8. Rebekah
    Aug 27, 2011 @ 17:26:25

    I agree with Souldipper here — just the fact that you were able to post here is a very good sign! That was always the first thing I used to do once I was IN the new place — to hook up the phone and computer. I once started to count how man times I’d moved since 1980, but I stopped after a while..it felt like the light at tne end of the tunnel was an oncoming train.

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  9. souldipper
    Aug 26, 2011 @ 12:29:12

    The eagle has landed? :D The fact that you were able to write a post is a great sign of progress. One of the joys of getting older is realizing that as long as we know where to find the things that make us most happy, there’s nothing to worry about! Well done!

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  10. amblerangel
    Aug 26, 2011 @ 06:53:41

    hang in there!

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  11. Chatter Master
    Aug 26, 2011 @ 05:16:31

    I was excited to see your post!!! It means you are getting closer. I am pretty sure if it is a train heading straight at you you would hear something in addition to seeing that proverbial light. So, is it pretty quiet AND light at the end of the tunnel? If so…. GOOD JOB! If there’s rumbling and thunder with the light, turn around and GO BACK! :) Hope G1 and G2 and their parental units are feeling much better.

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  12. misswhiplash
    Aug 26, 2011 @ 03:30:25

    i am still waiting for the light at the end of my tunnel. I have had three days of horrendous muddle when most of my computer information, like photos and e mail addresses were obliterated by the computer shop when they installed Windows 7 on my machine. I guess one day I shall feel happy with what I am doing and with what I have got but that light at the end is a long distance away.

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  13. susanthecoach
    Aug 26, 2011 @ 02:55:49

    I’m like you – it total awe of anyone who does a move well. I have a friend who once invited about ten people over the evening she moved – we all thought we were coming to help her unpack and did so willingly. But no, she had cooked a three course meal for all of us in her new dining room! I really want to hate people like that, but its not done to hate one’s best buddies lol!! Last time I moved it took me a week to even find my dining room!

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  14. Joceline
    Aug 25, 2011 @ 22:57:28

    was just thinking about you a few minutes ago! glad you are at least sorta settled in. enjoy the weekend social activities – that’s the fun part of life – and keep following that light!!

    Reply

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