Sunday, November 07, 2010

The Move

Moving stinks. Moving twice stinks more. We just completed our move into our new house. It is really a beautiful house. Way more than I ever thought was possible for us to achieve. But for the Grace of God, we did. I am still excited to see what all He has in store for us here. Should be a wild ride. Has been so far!

But I digress. Like I said, moving stinks. But, it provides you with the age old, irrefutable excuse... " We lost it in the move".

So far we have lost a camera and a Brownie vest that I can think of right now. The rough part is that we don't know we are missing them until we need them. So, it may be years before I know I lost something. The good side is that I can clean my kids rooms... mwah ha ha! Goodwill and NAM are the beneficiaries of all our "losses".

Lauren has been living out of boxes for 6 weeks now. I finally had a sit down with her and explained that if she didn't do it, I was. She replied to me "I don't like it when you clean my room". SUCCESS! So what did she do all day long today???

Yep. 5 empty cardboard boxes down for the count!

The Salvation Army is coming on Tuesday. We have 2 refrigerators, a bookshelf, a dresser, a bike and numerous small items to give them. YAY! We may actually be able to park in our garage soon . SHHH

With all the moving, the hardest part for me is the loss of the neighbors as friends. I am not saying that they are no longer my friends, it is just that you establish a different kind of friendship with your neighbors. It is one of convenience, not necessarily shared interest or something. We will see how they survive. I am confident in one... not so much in many others.

But with the loss of old comes the entry of new. Several neat ladies are my new neighbors. The one next door openly decries Christianity, so we will see what happens there. They no longer scoff when we say we are going to church... so that is good. Lifestyle evangelism will be essential with these folks... it is like they are just waiting for us to fail... too bad they wont understand we all fail.

I digress again.

Looking forward to seeing what my life becomes now. Unemployed, stay at home mom to 2 kids in school. Hm. We shall see. maybe I will take up skydiving. Maybe not.