Friday, July 29, 2011

A year in the life...

     Well,  I will admit that it has been ages since I have even attempted to write a post for this blog.  The last draft I have saved is dated back from February. Ok, Tolstoy I am not.

     It has been nearly a year since we have moved to Seattle.  I have found that I enjoy living near the city. For a guy who grew up in a town with less than 20,000 people it surprised me as to how much like it here.  Unfortunately now on the one year anniversary of the move we are moving again.  The move itself is not a bad thing, simply one that was unexpected. Life moves in ways that I do not claim to understand. I am just trying to go along and see where it takes me.

     So, back to Fircrest we go. This time however it is a different move.  We are moving into the house together, not just one person moving into another's space, but two people moving in and creating the space as a couple. It will be a new experience for the both of us.  Picking paint. Choosing carpet. Landscaping. Restoring with both our ideas.  I look forward to the challenge.  This will be our chance to make it a home for us, for our family.

     When I purchased the house fourteen years ago I was an entirely different person.  Funny enough I never even had a house warming party.  Over the next thirteen years of living there many friends never even saw the place. It was as if my place was merely a legend, one that only few saw and even fewer visited.  Not this time.  The intention is to make it ready for guests quickly and to have people over frequently.  One downside of moving to Seattle was that we had so many friends down here who we already saw infrequently enough. The move only made the visits even father apart.  Thankfully we made some good friends in Seattle, but in moving back down we will make it a point to see everyone more often.  Invites will come more frequently, so be sure to watch for them.  Better yet.... please call.  Come over.  Make plans.

     We are making sure this move becomes a positive thing.  Life goes on.  Things change.  We adapt and live our lives the best we can.  Please join us.