Wednesday, December 27, 2006

One week ago I started moving in...on my birthday...and today the big move is finally over...and...I can now finally enjoy the fruits of my labor. I still have some things to organize in the garage and, a few items to get, but the hard part of moving is now over. Although I have just moved across town it feels like I am living in a totally different city. I moved to East Bakersfield which is closer to the foothills and is a much older and quiter part of town. I really, really, like it, so far, although at the current moment the house if full of the friends of my two teenage sons. Later this evening an old friend and his family will be spending the night and I won't really get much peace and quiet until after New Year's Day. The whole move and the initial feelings associated with the move can best be described as surreal and dreamlike which I attribute to the fact that this is the first time in my life I have lived "totally" on my own... and...the fact that my current living situation is so radically different than what I have been experiencing for the past four and a half years. In some ways I feel like I am starting over again or at least entering a completely new faze of my life....Now that my living situation has changed I can now turn my attention towards exploring and creating some new social networks which is something I need to do. I have alot of longtime loyal friends in Bakersfield but most of them are busy with the daily grind of work and family responsibilities. We touch base from time to time but I feel like I need to expand my network of friends to include meeting some new people who are share some of my interests and passions. I have a few ideas of what I intend to do on this front but don't anticipate doing much until after the new year....in the meantime...I intend to just hang out here at the house for the rest of my vacation...do a little blogging...continue workining on the house...watching some football...and...try to enjoy life....

3 comments:

preacherruss said...

Way to go, Bill! Congrats on the new digs!

Bilbo said...

Thanks Russ,

It was a longtime coming....Luv the Santa hat, Russ....

Anonymous said...

Hey Bilbo, I enjoyed the pics of your new place... looks quite stylish, roomy and nicely arranged with all the Bilbo-esque paraphernalia all around (Middle Earth maps, some kind of viking ship, arty coffee table books on the mantle, etc.) A hobbit's paradise!

I hope you have a nice comfortable place to settle yourself this afternoon as your world gets rocked by the onslaught of a pack of lean and mean Wolverines! It's ON, brother! And let me remind you, we have a friendly wager (and gentleman's honor) riding on the outcome!

I'm looking forward to watching ONE and only one bowl game this winter... It's gonna be fun!