Monday, September 12, 2011

What moving tought me

This past week we moved house. These are the lessons i learned:
  • we are not 20 years old any more.  Jaco went to the chiropractor and i have a callus under my foot. we went to bed early every. night. this. week.
  • Think twice before drilling a hole because someday you have to patch it up and paint it again. I am amazed at how many holes we had to patch up!
  • Take time to decide where everything should go
  • Be more thankful for friends who brought food and drinks and helped moved. I love you. i do, i do, i do.
  • I also love my friends who just sat with me while i unpacked boxes. Love your conversations. I vow to be THAT friend more.
  • I am more thankful for routine. I missed it more than anything else. when you are in between houses everything stands still.
  • Move your teacups and tea pots first and see the glee on your friend's face when you set a pretty tray in the midst of the chaos.
  • I never thought that being able to do laundry would make me so happy!
We moved from the west to the east in Prince Albert and this house is everything i always wanted in a house. It's the happiest and friendliest of homes. I am thankful for every square foot.

And I adore my new scrapbook room. My praises are thank you's. I am so grateful.

love and a kiss


alexa said...

Glad it all went so very well, even though it is always a trauma. I love your hint on the pretty tray - nice to have some order and civilisation in the midst of apparent chaos!

Angela Fehr said...

Congrats on the move! Hope you are settled for a long time to come - I know my first thought after a move is "I never want to do that again!"
So are you closer to the river now? I lived in Nipawin for a year and loved spending time by the river. Dream of living near water again someday.

Jan B said...

So happy you're on the "other side" of the move now. Unpacking and decorating anew are the best parts of a move. Enjoy the process. Can't wait to see some photos! I'm interested in hearing what your "wish list" was - the things that make this home everything you always wanted. Blessings, Wilna! :)

Anonymous said...

I am glad you are happy in your new house...soon to feel like home as you put your personal touches into/onto? it. Sounds wonderful. Always enjoy reading your blog and love your creativity! Love and blessings,Lara, a fellow south african. Getting a chance at all to watch any rugby? ;-)

caro said...

Ditto on all the above ... 8 months later & still working on our routines. Love my sorted laundry too, enjoy your new spaces & be blessed there, C.

Sophia said...

Enjoy your new home...

Monica said...

That makes me happy to hear your that your so content! I love when we find that happy place! God is good. I can't wait to see what you do with your new scrap room.

Forty Pound Sack said...

I hate moving. Sounds like your went as smoothly as it gets, though. Kudos!

mollydianeh said...

Happy New Home!!

My husband said after our last move..."That IS THE last move I will make!"

I understood completely!!