Well, so far so good. The packing continues at a snail's pace, but a bit more is done every day. The necessary legal documents have been obtained, so the estate agent can start to market our house properly.
And I have applied for two jobs. This has me terrified but also a little excited. It took me a good three hours to rewrite my CV and write two application letters. My last CV dated from 1990. There were two/three jobs to add to that (two library jobs and one editing job). I could barely remember the person I was when I wrote that CV in 1990. I sounded like a busy professional with impressive skills. Hopefully I still sound that way!
I am being choosy, though. I am only applying for library jobs that actually sound as though they will be interesting and where I genuinely think I can contribute to the workplace.
And it is January 4th and so far I have not spent any money on the things I said I was restricting myself on. OK, only four days, but I believe one has to beat addictions one day at a time!