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Hard to Say Goodbye …

Moving surely is hard. And if you only have to do it once or twice in your life, count your blessings. It’s not just the packing and the loading and highway time and the living out of boxes, but it’s also the changes in surrounding – the new places, people and culture. I suspect that in many ways, a move from Oklahoma to Iowa is probably one of the easier moves to make, though. The Midwest culture is very similar, the population centers are similar. Heck, the biggest noticeable difference is probably that I’m trading wheat fields for corn fields and cattle ranches for hog farms.

But that doesn’t make it any easier to say goodbye to the ones you love. The ones you’ve spent so much of your life with. The ones that have grown up with you, spent time in your home.

I’m speaking, of course, of those built-in cabinets. It kills me that I finished them just in time to move away. Read more

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