It wasn't a typical move where you move everything and the house is empty.
We moved down the road.
So we moved but we didn't move it all.
But we moved quite a bit.
I went back to the house about once a day for the last several days and I would end up bringing home a whole entire car load of stuff back with me. But the last time I went I just needed a couple of things.
There are a lot of things that I actually just want to leave there. You can accumulate a ridiculous amount of 'stuff' in 20 years.
I thought I would be really emotional with this whole thing but I honestly wasn't. That house was the house that we moved into when we were first married. The house that I brought all my babies home from the hospital to. So many good memories in that house.
But that house was freezing cold and very old and we worked to try and fix it up but it just never worked. It had lathe and plaster walls and the dust was unbelievable.
This house is so much warmer. and better.
Lydia had a hard time falling asleep the other night. She came back down the stairs several times complaining about how hot she was....I told her to take off those socks and change into a nightie...those warm winter pjs are just too warm!
AND the bus....it comes and picks up the kids at the end of the laneway like it does with everyone else!
Before I had to drive them to meet the bus in the morning and pick them up in the afternoon.
Now they walk!
I went out to watch the bus on the first morning that it came.
And I thought that our dog Ruby got on the bus too!