My beloved pool
A couple of weeks ago Joe's boss phoned to ask when we were leaving. At first we assumed he was going to try and talk us in to delaying. Then I thought perhaps he wanted to throw us a party (yah right.)
In actuality, he had already found someone else to live in our apartment.
In the end, it worked out really well for us. The new family decided to buy all of our furniture thus all we needed to do was pack our air shipment and our suitcases. Everything else just stayed put in the apartment - it couldn't have been more convenient.
But, it's hard not to feel a bit weird about it all. Joe & I will leave yet our apartment will stay almost completely intact. The furniture I found and bought will remain just as I'd left it. My guards will continue to be employed at the apartment and my ménagère may even stay on. The 'new woman' has even talked about joining my friends at Thirsty Thursday and book club. I just can't help but feel replaced.
I suppose it's a reminder that life goes on.