a new view

March 11, 2010 at 9:19 pm 1 comment

We are gently easing our grip on our house. We’ve been emptying out the rooms slowly but surely. Two days ago we were at the tipping point, where more of the things we needed were here, at our new temporary digs, than there, so we had to make the leap. Thus, tonight is our second night sleeping under a new roof.

It is scary to step across that divide into the relatively unknown. I’ve lived in our house, lovingly christened Gus by a then four-year old Bella, longer than any other home besides the one of my childhood. It wasn’t until we were stepping away from it, never to sleep under that same roof again, that I realized just how attached I have become. Home is important to me. And although I have complained about the tight quarters, the dog hair, and the awkward floor plan, I still love it.

The incredible beauty of the new spot sure helps though. High vaulted ceilings, rich and brave color schemes. Perched among the clouds. It feels european. All five of us are tucked into one bedroom, which the girls that don’t share our bed sure seem to enjoy, and we spend the day in one open room, cooking, eating, and playing. Pretty great.

Our sweet friends, out of the immense generosity in their souls, offered this little haven above their garage to us while our house gets torn apart and bigger-ed. So we have the added bonus of being able to walk across a stretch of grass into the warm world of their house to see them.

So, we’ve pretty much got it made.

Except for the fact that there is still stuff to clear out over at Gus. All that not-so-fun stuff, like extra dishes that won’t fit into the cupboards here, and a couch.

And except for our tired moving muscles.

And except for the trauma of leaving our nest.

Other than that, we’re stoked.


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  • 1. Romy  |  March 11, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    We’re stoked you’re here. 🙂


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