I guess I am a creature of habit too. After all, I’ve lived at the same address for almost 10 years now, the longest I’ve ever lived everywhere. My head still can’t get itself around the fact that, no, this is not a temporary arrangement. What makes it harder, I have decided, is the lack of familiar objects to make it feel like home. Everything is new, including our home furnishings. So, besides the practicality of getting our stuff, there is also a desire to re-establish that feeling of “home” that is definitively lacking: familiar pictures, books, knickknacks, the chime of my ship’s clock… From past experience, I know it’ll take over a year before I’ll really feel “home”, and about 5-6 years before I’ll really feel “plugged in”. We’ve got a ways to go.

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