Sunday, September 8, 2013

We're All Moving

You all know that in the past year Andy and I sold our townhouse, moved in with my parents for a very interesting 6 months while we saved, looked at about 70 houses, put bids in on two, lost them both, before ending up in the money pit of our current house.

We've completely gutted the kitchen, redid the floors, recarpeted the basement, relined the pool, put up a new pool fence, painted every inch of the house, switched out the doors and moldings, and we still have a laundry list of things we want to do.  Sometimes "burn the house down" is on the top of that list, but then I look at the beautiful neighborhood that we're in.  I think about the parties that we have when the backyard is filled with laughing children running around in swim suits and swinging on the swing set.  I think of lazy days where I can enjoy an ice cold beer in the pool.  I remember cold winter mornings where I would feel Arya kick in my belly while a fire roared and we sipped our coffee imagining what the future would bring.

Now that the future is here, I couldn't imagine having to move again.  Moving is rough stuff.  It's packing up a life, sorting it into boxes, and unpacking it anew.  Plus nothing makes you want to buy more and more new stuff than a new house combined with copious amounts of watching HGTV (Property Brothers anyone?)

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Apparently, we're not the only ones.  Can you imagine 4 times the population of Manhattan moving in a year?  Holy packing boxes right?

Think of all those moves.  Some starting in sorrow, others in hope...all of those fresh starts, new beginnings, and sad endings.  Packing up all of your treasures and needing them to be safe and secure in a new home.  It's amazing if you really think about it.


Angela said...

We moved last winter and it coupled with my worst year in teaching was one of the most stressful years of my life. I'm not sure if it's the forever, we're going to grow old here house yet, but I don't even want to think about moving for at least five years. I saw you're headed back to work this past week. Hope you have a good school year.
Angela @ Time with A & N

Grace Fearon said...

We are moving in less than two weeks from Michigan to Georgia. We've sold almost all of our big belongings and appliances; we'll be moving in with my parents as well. We'll only be staying there for about 1-3 months, then we'll be renting an apartment. Moving is so stressful; it's difficult to think of all the things I have to get done before then.

Kristina Walters said...

Good luck with the move. I hate moving. It's been awhile but I totally understand where you are coming from.

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