Thursday, March 27, 2008

new home

We are slowly getting settled into our new location and house. There’s a lot to celebrate, just in this past week alone. The mountain of boxes has dwindled into a small hill. We’ve met a few friendly neighbors. We love our new house, and it’s already starting to feel like home. Here are the highlights of the good and the bad, so far. The Good: Almost all of our stuff arrived without any damage. The Bad: We have that much more stuff (junk) to keep and figure out what to do with it. The Bad: One of the few things that arrived broken was a mirror, and now we have to wonder if we’re really subject to 7 years of bad luck. (I’m inclined to think, at least on a technicality, that we aren’t subject to the bad luck, since it was technically the movers that broke it.) The Good: It’s nearly impossible to get lost in this small town. The Bad: My poor sense of direction has moved with me to our new place, meaning that I will probably get lost at least once. The fact that I shouldn’t get lost means that I will become that much more frustrated when I do. The Good: There’s no traffic in town. The Bad: We no longer have an excuse if we are late to a party or event. The Good: We might not need to buy a lawnmower after all. The Bad: Our grass appears to be dead. But, Husband has started sprinkler-to-lawn resuscitation to help revive the dying grass. The Good: I’ve grown enamored with our spacious kitchen and the window view. The Bad: Nothing! What’s not to love about a spacious kitchen with a view? The Good: We found a bakery (I sniffed it out on the second day!) that has delicious homemade goodies for a bargain price of 50 cents a piece. The Bad: Forget the oatmeal and fruit – let’s have greasy baked goods for breakfast! I admit that it might not do so well for our health. The Good: We are quite happy in our new home. The Bad: We’ll probably move again in 2 or 3 years for Husband’s next military assignment. But, even that is not so bad. By then, it’ll be time for healthier breakfasts and to chance our luck with a new place – and our fragile mirrors in the (moving) process.

7 comments:

Ann M. said...

Welcome back! Glad you are settling in and liking the new place :) And score for finding a bakery so close! I am drooling in envy right now...

A, B & C said...

Sounds like a great place! I can't wait to hear more about it!

Crazy Daisy said...

Happy to hear that overall the move went well!

trying said...

Mmmm a close by bargain bakery. I say support a local business and eat the stuff for breakfast to your hearts content! It suonds good in theory.

Glad your settling in and everything is working out.

****Veteran Military Wife at Life Lessons of a Military Wife**** said...

Welcome to your new home! Ahh the memories of being in a new place...I'm ready too!

Playful Professional said...

Glad to hear you made it safely and are enjoying your new place. Bakeries and large kitchens make things much better!

Leslie said...

There are plenty of reasons why you can be late, not just traffic. Time to get creative!