Monday, November 16, 2009


It has been the year of moves for us. I very often wish it had been the Year of Cakes, but no such luck for me. We move again on Thursday--this time it is only 1 mile away and under basically better circumstances (husband in town, no house for sale, leaving the rental with the cadaver smell in the basement).

Sometimes I wish we were moving to a warmer place (sorry, but it's true...I hate being cold). Sometimes I wish our new house did not have the washer/dryer hookups in the bathroom.

At the same time, though, I realize (over and over, as I am not one to learn my lesson the first time) that we are blessed beyond belief. To have employment. To be able to buy a house. To have friends (in Texas AND Michigan) who take hours out of their day to pack up the kitchen.

Blessed, blessed, blessed.

And I-- an unprofitable servant if there ever was one--am probably not very deserving.
I am grateful still.


Lindsay said...

washer hookups in the bathroom?!?! that's crazy!!

your new house looks cool from the outside. looks big. lots of room for the ninjas to run around and play Einstein. Maybe Ian wants more Q tips for Christmas?

Patty O. said...

I'm glad it all worked out and you were able to get out of the rental. I hope your new neighbors are a lot nicer than the mean old lady at the rental!

I like the house. Really cute.

As for the washer setup, it is a bit odd. Maybe you could throw a load in while you soak in the tub? OR better yet, if Evan spends the amount of time in the bathroom that Bil does, perhaps he could fold a load while he's in there taking care of business?

Elizabeth said...

Oh my gosh, I got a shout-out on your blog! Yay!

I agree that Year of Houses does not sound fun, but I think you're amazing for looking at the bright side and feeling blessed by all of this. I hope your kids are able to look at it that way too. I know how tough moving can be on the wee ones.

I love Patty's comments about the laundry in the bathroom. Hahahaha!

Denise said...

May the guests be gone and the unpacking be swift...

BTW, I had the w/d in the bathroom once and I rigged a cute curtain to go around it. Then, I didn't have to look at the ugliness too much and guests just thought there was a bathtub behind the curtain.

Call me, if you would like some help. When do you leave town? I want to check out the new place.