That’s More Like It! The New House is Starting to Feel Like Home
I may be the slowest mover in history this round, but I've finally reached the point after the last nine days where I can say, it's pretty much over and the new place feels like home.
I moved 4 miles east down McMillan from corner of Chinden and McMillan. It was important to me to keep my son's school situation as stable as I could, so the geography was a bit limited and the supply of houses in the Valley proved to be a challenge.
The home I found is amazing and it continues my trend of finding amazing landlords. I've had great luck with professional management companies, but I've felt so lucky to end up with owner landlords the last two places. They have invested in getting to know me and that was one of my biggest fears in leaving my last place. I've already seen that I will have a similar situation with my current owners.
It's funny how much stuff accumulates after years in one place. The hoarding tendencies I notice with other people might have some slight presence in my life too. So many projects I would "get to soon" and those big garage clean-outs that just never quite materialized. It's been a lot of sorting. A lot.
I made a commitment that since I had a couple extra weeks to work with, I would sort things at the old house first and nothing that wasn't necessary would make it to the new. I did a pretty solid job enforcing that, cheating only a little today when time with the UHaul was running low.
I spend a lot of time working in my home office. Typically, I'm doing station stuff for 1-2 hours per night, so this space was important to me. I wanted to streamline and make it organized and efficient. The picture above shows what I arrived at, and so far, so good.
It's feeling like home. At least, until I go into the garage and see the boxes yet to be tackled.