Well, here we are "Erev Lift".
Honestly, I don't know how it snuck up us so fast, but we're here. Thee day was very calm, surprisingly. Little kids were at Bubby's most of the day, and me and BAW were at the house all day with A and A, who were great helpers.
The whole day has been tinged with something. A good friend in town who is also moving tomorrow had a terrible tragedy in her family; her mother in law passed away today, and the levaya (funeral) is tomorrow, on her moving day. All day I have been thinking of her and her husband. The are a wonderful couple, and we shared our going away party with them, as well as many great times over the past few years. We have been "moving buddies", telling each other about our impending moves before we told anyone else, comparing notes on everything from the chaos of packing to silly details. Thinking of them and what they are going through has really put things into perspective for me. I can't complain anymore about this move. It's coming, we are ready, and that's it.
May Hashem comfort them and help them through this difficult time.