Taking The High Road

It all started here many years ago.

San Francisco From Above by Steve Jurvetson on Flickr.com

I was born in San Francisco and I still feel a connection to this city. My husband talked me into moving to the Los Angeles area after I graduated from college and we have lived in Southern California ever since then. Our kids grew up here near LA. Now we are starting a new stage in a new location that is very different to what came before. We have discovered many things with our move. We have signed up with a new internet, TV, and cell phone provider. I learned, after several hours and several calls to the new and old providers, how to activate our phones and transfer our important information from our old phones to the new ones. We found out we are capable of moving large objects and heavy boxes. Working as a team we moved a metal storage cabinet and table from our front door to the garage, bookcases from the living room to the office. I am getting in my weight bearing exercise every day. I am making decisions on where to store things in the kitchen cupboards, above or below. Some of the shelves are high up and require a ladder to reach them. So stuff we don’t use as often is delegated to the high shelves. We are making progress but still have a ways to go before we are done. We have started to meet our new neighbors. Here is one we met the other day:

Roadrunner image via Death Valley National Park Service

A roadrunner was crossing the street in front of my car. So exciting to see it. I am glad I was able to stop and let it pass safely.


Stream of Consciousness Saturday, #SOCS, is hosted by Linda G Hill. The prompt for today is ‘above/below’.

26 thoughts on “Taking The High Road

  1. dawnkinster

    I used to love moving, new places to explore, new everything….but then I got married to a homebody and we’ve lived in the same house for almost 30 years. I’ve never lived in one place this long and I’m antsy. On the other hand, I am not moving heavy boxes or figuring out a new dentist, so maybe all is good.

    Congratulations on your new place, enjoy the exploration, just as soon as you get all that stuff done. I love road runners, I hope you see them often!

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      I used to love going on road trips around our state. We had lived in our last house for 30 years as well. I have become very much a homebody in the past couple of years. I am finding it is a lot of work to move but when we finally get settled I think it will be good. There is natural beauty all around us here. I look forward to seeing the roadrunner again. Thank you, Dawn.

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  2. Jennie Drucker

    So happy you are back to writing again. I love reading your blogs โค๏ธ We love you and we canโ€™t wait to come and see the new house soon!

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  3. Sandi

    Oh, exciting! What part of Southern California were you in? And where did you move to?

    I grew up in Covina, that is in San Gabriel Valley – one of the very last Los Angeles suburbs just before San Bernardino County. I grew up in the same city as Vince Neal and Tommy Lee of Motley Crue. And Joan Jett went to my high school years before I did. ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyway, in my adult life, I moved to Orange County and met my husband. We started our family in South Orange County, Lake Forest/Foothill Ranch area. So…just curious where you raised your family.

    Here’s my post on this challenge: https://humblebuthumorous.com/2021/02/13/keeping-warm/

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      1. Sandi

        Oh, you are in HOT, HOT, HOT…where they have the Coachella festival. KROQ alternative bands and such…Concert of lots of bands. And they always talk about how ridiculously hot it is. I think tickets go on sale in June.

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  4. cynthia diament

    I’m so happy to hear about your move and you seem to be making really good progress. I’m very excited to hear about your neighbor, the road runner. I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen up up close and personal. By the time Covid is over and we can visit again, I’m sure you will be totally settled and enjoying your new environs. Michael and I have now both received our second doses of the vaccine. Be well and enjoy the springtime in the desert. I know it’s a special time there in the spring. Love, Cynthia

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