Sunday, January 29, 2012

A new year, a new (temporary) home

We have had a rather amazing month.  We sold our house, and moved into a rental.  This is awesome because it means we no longer have to worry about what will happen to our house once B's job in Hawaii begins.  We were seriously looking at the prospect of being long-distance landlords, which we really did not want to be. 

I am happy because all the things that were broken, missing, or just not quite finished when we moved into the house had been fixed/replaced/finished as best we could, and more.  We like leaving a place better than it was when we found it.  I am also happy because the new owners are such a great family.  I feel really, truly thankful that they chose our house, in this current crazy housing market. 

It all happened so quickly, I still feel a bit amazed.  We are still living close to the university and elementary school, which is great.  The kids have enjoyed moving into a new place, and this house, despite being a rental, has some fun unique things about it that we will enjoy for the few remaining months here in Idaho.

There's a little bit of Narnia... (a lamp post right in the yard among the shrubs and trees, and an interesting lion discovered on a door of the house)

A little bit of Howl's Moving Castle... (our very own Calcifer the fire demon, residing in the gas fireplace)

And even a little bit of My Neighbor Totoro... (cleaning out the soot sprites/dust bunnies as we got the place ready to move in)

All in all, it has been a busy month, but a good one as we look to the future.  The move has also provided plenty of fodder for all the active imaginations in this family!


Amira said...

That is so wonderful you were able to sell your house!

Lucy said...

I really enjoyed this post. I love tying life experiences to symbolism and literature as you did. I am sure there are "Divine Signatures" in the events of the last few months for your family.