I would love to join! We are moving by the end of this month into next month. We bought a home and the closing should be by April 30th. You never know how much crap you have till ya move I swear!
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3/31/07 at 10:34am
mama2babybeans --- I felt the same way when we moved a few years back. I was sad the day we moved and for a good week or two after. DH was on my case, saying how I wanted to move so badly and now we had and here I was upset. He just didn't get it. But the feelings eventually went away. We still drive by the old place once or twice a year and I enjoy that. I don't think I could handle seeing it more often.
We are moving sometime in May. We weren't planning on moving for another two years, but issues with the house and landlord have forced us out (well, we're forcing ourselves out and away from this mess). So we're looking for a place to rent still, but I pray like mad that we move next month. I can't handle much more of living here.
Two of my children have known no other place than this apartment. We've been here 5 years. I never expected nor wanted to be here this long.. it just kinda happened and time flew by.
Does anyone have any suggestions for how to transfer our "height chart" on the wall? We kinda just did names and dates in pencil.. and I don't want to leave it behind. You can literally see how my children grew up on that wall.. and it makes me nostalgic for my old home as a child. My height chart was done against a back chimney in permanent marker. I don't want to lose my childrens..
(well I know I can't take the wall with me but.. you know what I mean. Somehow transfer it so I can keep it)
For some reason this has been the saddest thing I think about when moving. Kinda lame huh? "But honey! The height chart!!"
This might be a tad off-topic, but how are you all handling the emotional aspects of moving? (and no, I don't mean crying because of all the decluttering/organizing/cleaning left to do )
The reality is beginning to set in and I found myself tearing up last night at the thought of moving on. I know we need to.. the children need a yard to play in and we may have a wonderful opportunity soon. They would be able to have friends over and we could have a swing set.. and our living space would be slightly bigger. Still less than 1000 sq ft for the 4 of us, but more than enough.
But.. this is the home I brought both babies home to. This is the home that DH and I bought together when we decided to spend our lives together.
I thought I'd be so happy to be rid of this place (it has its downfalls to be sure) but now it seems so much harder