Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Taking things for granted
When dh first accepted the job and we started planning the move to another state last spring, we decided to rent a house for a while so we could take our time looking for just the right house. We thought it would take one to two months. In fact, it took 10 months. In retrospect, I am glad we did that instead of buying right away and settling for less than we wanted. However, because the company would only pay for one move, we decided to leave our household goods in storage and "rough it' with air mattresses and patio furniture. On the whole it was not that big a deal - we got used to the furniture- but getting our real furniture back has been such a joy. Having real beds, real chairs and a sofa - well, I'll not take those things for granted again. Yesterday, for the first time in 10 months the boys and I sat together on the sofa for reading time. I had missed that so much, and I think the boys had too, based on how long we sat and read together, at their request.