Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Moving into the Old House...

After purging anything that would not be allowed in our new/fabulous home, we packed up the rest of the artwork, knick-knacks and many other things (that the hubs was able sneak in while I wasn't looking).  We patched up the nail holes, touched up the paint, cleaned the windows and made our home ready to put on the market for sale and have it sell BIG.

But then it didn't...and then the frustrations with the new home set in...and suddenly we decided that our cleaned up old home was going to be way better than any fabulous, shiny new home.  We couldn't fight the battle anymore.  We stopped stepping across that line, took down the for sale sign and removed our listing from the MLS.  We threw in the towel and called it quits.  It was almost the happiest day of my life.

Now we have to move back into our old house.  I call it an old house because it is not new to us, but it is only three years old so I guess you can't really call it old...here comes the fun part.  We have to buy new stuff to replace all of the old stuff we sold in preparation for the move.  I am a shopping fool!  Our old house is rapidly becoming fabulous!  Our wall hangings and decorations are in new places and grouped with other new things and it is like a new place altogether.  I guess I didn't realize that by the time I had gotten to putting up the decorations the first time we moved in I was so pooped that I didn't really put them in the right place.  Now they are in the right places with other new things and everything is just falling together like it should.

A new sofa for the family room that isn't the size of a school bus....

Moving the girl child back upstairs with her new queen sized bed to entice her to give up the closet that was her room downstairs...

A pool table and a dart board for the game room...

A new sectional sofa for the media room that is cushy and comfy...

In the end, it will be way cheaper to redecorate than pay for movers, twice... and pay for apartment deposits and down payments on shiny new homes.  By doing these few simple things, we have changed the way we will live in our home and use more of it. 

Now, time to find a cleaning lady that can clean like me....

2 comments:

  1. Funny... we've been moving people here too. Not us (thank GAWD) but my parents, brother, etc. My post I wrote last night was about the "stuff"...

    (And BTW, I had some technical difficulties, so if you can't find me, I'm at www.mom2mentalmidgets.blogspot.com again. Damn Goodle and their stupid private domain names....)

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