Douglas Spencer (dougs) wrote,
Douglas Spencer

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The end of the beginning

hawkida commented as follows:
> Sounds like you're having fun. Brace yourselves, though - parting is going to be really, really horrible.

And scarlatti just said to me, mournfully, "It's four O'Clock already ..."

No-one likes saying goodbye. Particularly in circumstances like this, where we've done so well and we're faced with not doing anything at all for the next few months.

> Try to get some solid plans about what happens next so that you have something to count down towards again because leaving things open ended will probably make it worse.

Ah. Well, I have a to-do list.
  • Get a credit card.

  • Come back to the US (well, dur) probably in January.

  • Resume the "hot chat" that I'd previously vetoed.

  • Look at money and do some arithmetic.

  • Sell the house, buy a bungalow.

  • Study rates for shipping the sort of quantity of books/DVDs that she seems to have over to the UK.

  • Study residency and similar regulations.

  • ... And pester scarlatti until she renews that passport!

  • Was that the sort of thing that Max had in mind?

    In addition, we both still have headspace issues to deal with -- in my case some angst and neuroses from my past, and in scarlatti's the agoraphobia and self-image.
    In my case, the issues seem to have a mental foundation and physical expression -- in hers, the situation seems to be reversed. We'll help each other.

    "Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."
    "Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein we never had a defeat."

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