Moving Day Tomorrow: Last Night in Our First Home

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nerdy nurse old house

Our Old House

It’s almost bittersweet.

We closed on our house today. We re-keyed all the locks. Had all the utilities turned on. We got a fantastic deal on a great property. My 53 mile, Hour and 15 minute commute will note be a 12 mile 20 minute commute. We’re leaving behind the home we brought our baby boy home to. The home that my mother and I worked on and repaired. The last thing my my mother and I shared with each other. Many memories were made here and it will be hard to leave it behind.

With new opportunities for professional growth, often comes a need to relocate and readjust. I’m incredibly blessed with a great new job. Working as a Clinical Informatics Nurse has been a wonderful experience and I am blessed to now be a part of a fantastic healthcare organization who cares deeply about the community they service. I want to be a part of that community and I want to spend more time with my family and less on the road.

We’re moving into a gated community with many amenities and a hefty POA fee that goes along with it. But my kid is worth it.

new house moving

new house

We’re moving to a place where we won’t have any family and no real friends to speak of yet. It will be quite and adjustment for all of us.

I want my child to have to have the opportunity to grow up with friends to play with. I know what type of weirdos are created when only children are forced to entertain themselves. They come up with far too many weird games to play by themselves. They grow up to be analytical thinkers who blog, tweet, and spend far too much time on the internet.  *cough* You wouldn’t know anyone like that, would you? *cough*

What It’s All About

smiling toddler boy

A reminder of What Life is About

They also grow up to find themselves awkward in some social situations, have a hard time not getting their way, and sharing things or having their things broken can be devastating to them. Again… I don’t know anyone like that…. nope. No one.

I’ve tried to prepare Ty for this monumental change that is about to occur in all our lives. His “No” when I ask him if he wants to move to a new house is no real indication that he understands what I saying. He says no to practically everything these days.

Except cookies. The boy usually won’t deny those.

Big Changes

But it will be a change for all of us. It will be a big difference with new people and new challenges to face.

I’m scared.

I’m excited.

I’m exhausted, and we haven’t even started.

I have no idea how we are going to get all of our things out of this house and into another.

But I do have this little bit of joy that reminds me to enjoy this blessing in life.


Oh yea. Magic Door.

I know. I’m a dork. But at least I’m not one of those Star Wars or Larping nerds. As Jackie Kashian would say, “I don’t go that deep into the dork forest.” Just far enough to post videos of my garage door opener on youtube.

It doesn’t take much to entertain me.

You can probably tell why the internet proves to be far too distracting to me.


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