the dirty little secret of the little house – is that it’s not really all that little, it’s not even a house, it’s a lower story flat. but all that is history.
we are moving on – actually have moved on. we purchased a house, and that’s certainly part of the reason for a lot less posts as of late. the process of purchasing a home is stressful, time consuming, and a lot of work, but that’s nothing compared to moving six years worth of accumulated crap. you can obtain a lot of crap in six years of being in a place. last night we grabbed the last few things, took a last look around the house and turned the keys in.
it was bittersweet. i’m excited about the new house, but there are a lot of memories and experiences in that old house. i’ll miss all the sun, the bank of south facing windows helped keep the whole place so very cheery even in winter days. i’ll miss all the great neighbors. i’ll miss being so close to my community garden. i’ll miss all the urban ag projects going on in the neighborhood. i’ll miss our upstairs neighbor bill and his little dog scout.
i won’t miss all the traffic, i won’t miss all the tourists stopping to take photos of spaulding court, i won’t miss the ugly lights from the casino in the back yard.
the new house is nice – it’s got some improvements to do, but it’s certainly not the gut job that so many of my friends have purchased. it’s totally livable and comfortable and i’m already settled in. it’s got a lot and half of extra land, so a good amount of space for us to grow on, and lot of open land around it for me to scheme about using. i’m looking forward to spring and the snow receding and seeing what is growing in the yard. i’m looking forward to planting perennials that i’ve never felt i could plant since i wasn’t sure how long i would be living in the rental.
so expect new posts soon – and new backgrounds in the new house. but it’s gonna be some time, as i have work to do around the house to get us more settled in. and expect that you will have to deal with home improvement posts – for better or worse.