9.16.2010

Newness all over again

Mugs in a window I'll be leaving behind

It seems like just last month we moved into our current house. I was so excited as it really is the cutest house in town. A lot has changed since moving here. My mom was diagnosed with cancer, fought for her life and then lost that battle. My brother moved out of the country and I fear daily that I won't get to see him for a few years. Rocky became a great uncle and then I became a great aunt (you'd think we were old or something). I received the promotion at work that I had hoped to receive for so long. I started my woolly business of fabulousness - WoolyHands. We traveled... we laughed... I cried... we smiled... we enjoyed and now it's time to move on.

My simple goal for life at this moment is to not have to rent a house forever. I can't promise you I want to buy a house, but I certainly want to be able to buy a house if it strikes my fancy. You just can't do that this day and age without a deposit. To be honest, you can't just get a deposit put together this day and age either. It takes planning, preparation and sometimes scaling back. So, we shall scale back. 2 people do not need a 3 bedroom house on the edge of the historic district. It's been fun but it's time to be serious. We found a lovely 2 bedroom condo just ready for us to move into. The bedrooms are very large (larger than we have now), the crown molding is new, the appliances aren't that old and it has a fire place. Yes, and honest to goodness working fireplace.

OH - and I'll be saving more each month than I'm paying for my car. Yes, scaling back has its advantages.

I'll be honest with you. I'm very sad to leave our house. It almost makes me cry but I see many advantages to moving across town and those make me more happy than I am sad. Life carries on. Things change. People move. It's what we do.

We're a nomadic bunch.

5 comments:

island sweet said...

good luck on your new adventure. you know you are moving in the right direction...

DancingMooney ♥ said...

Kevin and I used to live in a townhouse before we moved to Oregon... We both love living in a house and having our own space to do what we want with it... but living in a building where someone else mows the lawn and shovels the snow, wasn't half bad either. :)

and bigger rooms and a fireplace sound like a win win to me!

idyll hands said...

I'll be leaving my AMAZING claw foot tub though. However, this move will put me in a place where maybe I can own my own claw foot tub one day... in Austin... or Seattle or something.

Laurie Marshall said...

Just keep repeating "biggerbedroomsbiggerbedroomsbiggerbedroomsbiggerbedroms"

DancingMooney ♥ said...

Seattle is uber expensive compared to Portland... *winks*