As our move date approaches, the moving sale progresses. All of the larger things just cannot come with us to Ireland. Our sofa has found a new home. Other items will find happiness in new homes soon and our apartment is becoming rather spacious. Other big items left to part with are our dining table, bed, and all our plants. I doubt we will have an orange tree in Cork, but it has made the ideal pet here in California.
Each time one more thing leaves our place, we are more able to visualize what will be coming with us. I am now realizing that photos of family and friends and little touches to make me feel at home will be the most important items. Well, that and a warm coat!