Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Little Boxes Made of Ticky-Tacky

My mother and sister came over yesterday, and we've started packing in earnest for the move. Since our "new" house is only a block away, we just take things a little at a time. We packed up most of the kids toys and things yesterday, and hauled them over. This might sound like it was cruel and heartless, but I don't think Mim and Zaya have even noticed. They even helped us, and never once said anything like, "Hey, where are taking all my stuff!?"

I'm hoping that by the end of this week we'll be completely moved. It's going to be so crowded for a while, because we have more than enough junk to completely fill the entire house, but we'll really only have use of the front half for a long time, as the back-half needs extensive work. I hope to get pictures up soon.

It makes me feel a bit spoiled, because all the other houses on that street don't have that addition at all. They were all built at the same time, back in the oil boom of the late sixties, and they're all exactly the same. Most of the houses on that street have had the exact same owners/residents for as long as my family has owned the house, which is almost twenty years. They have raised their children, and lived almost all of their married lives in these houses, which are less than 2000 sq. feet. Most of them have dreams of adding on, but are waiting until they have enough saved up. Our house already had part of the addition on it when my parents bought it. I don't know how all those families have fit themselves and everything else in their homes for these last 25-30 years. It's amazing.

5 comments:

Bramblerose said...

Yeah!!! Moving into your own place is great! Can't wait to see your pictures.

Rodrigo said...

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Qtpies7 said...

Yeah! You're almost moved!
It took us three weeks to move 2 blocks, lol. It was the heat of August, and we just didn't have the strength to do it.
Can't wait to see pictures!

Kili @ Live Each Moment said...

So exciting! Yes, post pictures as quick as you can....

JAM said...

You're already getting that "It might not be Bill Gate's mansion, but by golly it's mine!" attitude.

Our house only has 1500sq ft, but due to cathedral ceilings and skylights and open floor plan, nobody believes us when we tell them. But the original owners added a screened in front porch, swimming pool, hot tub, patio and screened enclosure over all of that out back. So we essentially bought a nice home with all the stuff you would later want to add on to it, already done. It seems to small at times, but we sure love it anyway.

Good luck with the rest of the move.