Diane's Writing Life

Writing as D. Dominik Wickles

Successful Move to North Carolina

on November 20, 2016

I’ve been quiet on this blog for a little while because, if you follow me on Twitter and Facebook  you already know, my husband and I have pulled up stakes from Pennsylvania and moved south to North Carolina. We are beginning the section of our lives called “empty nesters” with one son finished with college and the other halfway through college.

We sold our house that we lived in and raised our family for 30 years.


We are planning to downsize from a four bedroom house to a one story, two or three bedroom house. I don’t want to clean such a big house anymore 🙂


We packed up our stuff (after de-cluttering and making ten donation trips to the local thrift store), drove south through the mountains of West Virginia & Virginia and two tunnels to sunny North Carolina.

NC sign

After driving for eight hours this sign was a welcome sight!

Now we are settled into our temporary home until we find a house to buy and put down roots again.

apartment house

No more five months of winter with snow piles reaching from three to five feet tall. No more shivering with temps in the single digits. And I’m looking forward to experiencing a Christmas Parade, which is unheard of up north 🙂

The only glitch in our otherwise smooth move was the untimely death of our beloved Aggie Girl. RIP sweetheart. We miss you!


Has anyone else made a big move? What were your experiences? I’d love to hear about it.

To read other posts on moving or North Carolina:

What Does The Mountains Say To You?

Selling Your House Is Like Picking Your Nose In Public 

Relax At The Zoo To Help De-Stress



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