Transitions and KFC

I’m sitting in my old house and the sound of typing this is actually echoing rather loudly because there’s so little left in here. All that remains is this desk and computer, a box fan, a few things in the kitchen, stacks of books that will be leaving today, and lots of empty. 

Tonight some friends are coming over to help clean the place up. Tomorrow morning i’ll change my address at the post office, clean the yard up, try to figure out what to do with the non-functioning Isuzu Trooper in the back yard, and take a few odds and ends, some clothes, and the imfamous Non-Motivational Couch to the Goodwill. (I’ll miss that couch… it was my parent’s first furniture purchase when they got married, and then my bed for most of high school and college, but I think it’s time to move on. Besides, it smells). Tomorrow night i’ll meet with my landlord, hand over the keys, get my security deposit back, and drive away from The 220 to the other side of town where suburbia waits quietly.

As we were moving things yesterday, helpful-McDerment-brother-Jon and I pulled in to the new neighborhood to see some kids playing soccer in one immaculately manicured lawn and a husband and wife gardening in another yard across the street. Later on, some folks were playing CROQUET outside. I didn’t hear a single siren or 18-wheeler or barking dog while I slept. However, I did hear frogs in the woods behind the house, and then birds chirping this morning. Lee said it best last night, “I keep waiting for someone to walk in the door and ask us what we’re doing in their house.”

The inaugural meal also occurred last night, as Lee, Jon, and I partook of a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken, biscuits, baked beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, macaroni and cheese, and lukewarm cola. Unfortunately, we had neglected to grab the silverware from The 220 yet, so we made do with wooden spoons. Funny mental picture, eh? Much laughing and feasting occurred.

And it was good. Here’s to many more fantastic memories within the friendly suburban confines of Gentry the House.