Thursday, May 26, 2016

Almost completely moved

It's well-known that moving can be one of the most stressful events in life and if I hadn't known it before, May would have proved it. Especially during the week before last, during which I had several meltdowns a day and one full-on panic attack. Let's hope that's something that doesn't happen again.

At least I did manage do get away for my week in Ireland. Up until the day before I had almost decided I'd have to cancel. It was a busy week of rushing around but I did start it with lunch with someone I especially wanted to see, followed by a float and a massage before picking my brother up to come and stay in my sister's (dinner was roast chicken, wasn't hard to tempt him). And ended very similarly, with a float followed by lunch with friends and, finally, an entire afternoon to myself. I walked along a beach and then sat on the rocks for over an hour, just doing nothing and not even particularly thinking much.

When I flew back on Tuesday evening, I ended up having to go back to Dusseldorf, as the letting agents wanted to have a pre-handover meeting to check the condition of the apartment. So I spent the morning scrubbing paint off the bathroom floor and cleaning doors and windows. It went ok so I really hope I might be able to get the handover done next week. It'd be great to just have it all done and finished with.

I came down to Heidelberg then yesterday evening and for the first time, slept in my new home. It felt good. It's a quiet area, although I seem to have a neighbour who's fond of loud music in the evenings. Once inside with the doors closed, however, you can't really hear it anymore.

I woke up very early this morning, a little disoriented as I had lowered the shutters before going to bed and it was still almost pitch dark but I didn't know if it was day or night. Nice change from constant light from outside, mind you. I might try sleeping with the shutter up tonight and see how that is.

At any rate, it was just after six when I woke and when I pulled up the shutters I got to enjoy the sunrise. Not something I often do.

I was awake for a couple of hours, reading and enjoying the view. So happy to be back near some hills again. Eventually I dozed again and then I got up and unpacked a couple of boxes in the kitchen, read a bit more, dozed again, unpacked my suitcase. I didn't do the one thing I actually wanted to do today, which was get the WiFi and phone set up but I think I need a few days of little activity and little physical stress. I've really been pushing myself a bit too much so it's time to step back and let my mind and my body recover for a while.

I went to the lovely restaurant across the road for a delicious dinner and then had a walk after that. And now I've been sitting on my balcony, watching the last of the sunset. All in all, it has been a good day. Once I'm finished with the stress of Dusseldorf for good, I'll be very glad. I think I'm going to like living here.

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1 comment:

P said...

How exciting for you! A fresh start! That's going to be a change of pace of life for you - I hope you get much better life quality down in Heidelberg. I hate dealing with the letting agents at the end but it does normally work out ok though.