Now THAT is a question I am asking myself...
You know how change always sounds like such a GREAT idea at the time? And then when it comes down to implementing that change you realize how much work it really involves? That is right where I am, right NOW.
The long and the short of it is this... commuting sucks. And my husband Paul has been doing a long one for many years. And we all got really sick of it. Not only due to the time it took out of each day but also because of the $$$ that is was costing us. Add to that I was driving our son 15 miles one way to and from a better school in a different district. We were spending way too much of each paycheck to get from point A to point B and to point C.
Cue in the BIG CHANGE.
I like change. So much so that I usually don't like to stay in one place much longer than 5 or so years. Back when the housing market was booming, this was an easy lifestyle. Get sick of the house we own? Sell that sucker and move to something new. Fast forward to THIS housing market and the brakes screech us to a halt. No chance of selling the house we own... time to rent it out and head south. That is just what we did. Or are in the middle of doing.
It is EXHAUSTING.
I am too old for this. And I collect WAY too much stuff when I stay put for 5 years. Note to self: you don't need all of this crap. I promise, you don't. Moving was WAY easier when I was in my 20's. Maybe it was easier back then because I just didn't have that much stuff? Hmmm, I think I am onto something here.
Just a peek into our BIG move.
I had a 5 bedroom house to pack. Why the Hell we thought buying a 5 bedroom house was a good idea when we only have 3 people in our family... it is a question we have asked ourselves for some time now. Don't even get me started on the equity we have lost with the housing market tanking. But I digress. With Paul already living down in Olympia during the week I had the HUGE responsibility of getting the household ready to move.
I offer you but a PEEK into my madness, err, I mean one thing on moving checklist. On the agenda one day last week, my studio.
That took over 6 hours to complete. 6 hours of precious time. And these pictures only show a glimpse of that room. Madness, I tell you, pure and utter madness.
Mind you that once we have finally moved everything down to Olympia, get the "other" house successfully rented out and I get my studio set back up so I can get back to work (I can HARDLY wait... I miss it. BAD) things will settle down. One can only hope, right?
So THAT is what I have been up to.