Relocating Day 9 – Carol Jerram
Today started very early. 4am I awoke as did Dimitri, the dogs were barking so together we sat downstairs talking about the move, then Sophie woke, it was good to sit and all be together talking about the future and how we know we have made the right decision. Still some worries, yet willing to give it our all.
We all went back to bed, for about an hour to wake again at 630am!!
The car was packed with all the things for Kos Town. So we had breakfast all together another rare occurrence!
We had some other jobs to do while in Kos so we set off, sorting out bills to finish, and seeing about renting and selling the bar and house.
We realized that there will be work needed on the house, something I have been waiting to be done for a few years, funny how moving to the UK will get those little niggle jobs started!!!
Onto the Sunburnt Arms to meet up with a few of the girls I know from the other end of the Island, its so nice to see my “other” friends!
All goods distributed we sat and talked about moving etc. How I am feeling, and how they are feeling about it all. I cannot let this be a goodbye so as people are leaving I say I will be back down, I am such a lightweight! It was so nice to see them all, people that have touched my life in different ways throughout the years.
The afternoon was spent just pottering around, I made a list for the next day to give me something to work to, as I am finding I am just flitting from one thing to another, where is Jo when I need her!!
There is a possible chance that I have found a home for Roxy one of my dogs, it brought tears to my eyes just thinking about her going somewhere else, will they look after her, will she settle in, will she be happy! This is going to be harder than I first thought, they say dogs can sense things and at dinner time she did not leave my side and was all cuddly and loving, they sure tear at the heart strings!!
It was nice to have an invite to another friends house, which I decided to take up on, as I could not face another night of just sitting. Emma has offered to take the two cats that are with me, and we had had many tears when I told Sophie earlier in the afternoon, the plan was that I would take them tonight, yet again, after Sophie had whispered in one of the cats ears, they mysteriously disappeared when the time came for me to leave. Oh well another day I can take them, when they do not suspect it!
It was a lovely evening sat on the verandah with the moon shining over the sea, this is what I will miss I know that, and as I sat there chatting it was with a heart that was getting a little heavy with sadness. There are some people that have had more of an affect on my life than they will ever know and I will always be thankful for having met them, and know that they will always be there even across the waters.
Sadly the evening had to end, mainly as I had had another glass of wine and my eyes were not going to stay open, so home I head, thinking how bloody lucky I am to have the friends I have here in Kos. How lucky I am that I have a choice to be able to move, how lucky I am to also be able to come back whenever I wish.
I go to bed tonight, with a feeling of appreciation for all I do have in my life right here, right now.
I even manage to read a few pages of the 3rd book of fifty shades.
Some girls are just so lucky!