There's No Place Like Home
We are in the process of moving from the yellow house to the blue house. It came up quite suddenly, and most of our stuff is at the blue house, but we're still at the yellow house. I've never felt sad to leave a home before, (and this is the sixth move we've made since we've been married) but I'm sad to leave this one. This one has really felt like home. Jed is finally making friends in Priesthood quorum (after 3 years) and now we're leaving.
I like the blue house. I wanted to move there. I will like living there. Jed and his parents are painting it so nicely and my brothers-in-law and dad are fixing up the bathroom. Hazel's toys that resided in the dining/family room will have their own space downstairs and I won't have to go outside to change my laundry. Things will be great at the blue house.
But what about my neighbors here? They like me and I like them. What about my ward? I am busy there and they need me, don't they? What about my orange bedroom? What if someone hates the orange and, sniff sniff, paints over it (most likely my dad, the grouchy owner) ?
But I like the blue house. I want to go to the blue house, I just don't want to leave the yellow house. Hazel won't remember this home that she's loved so much and my other kids won't care that we lived here. I'll always love this yellow house though--and I just bet it will always love me too.
An afterthought about ugly houses:
Ugly houses. Someone built them and when they built them they thought, 'What a nice home'. Sometimes it is maddening to me when I see new homes being built that are ugly. Think of all the money being wasted on ugly homes! Give me that money and I'll build a cute home! To me, building a home is like some sort of far off dream. So it is always puzzling to me that when someone gets a chance to build a home, they build an ugly one. There is a new development near my home in which people have the chance to build whatever home they want. It isn't a cookie-cutter neighborhood being built by contractors. But the crazy thing is, everyone is building the SAME house! Is it true that when these people have a chance to build they don't know what they want so they copy their neighbors--who copied the folks in the last development? Help me understand!!!!!!
Would you rather:
Would you rather own a cotton candy machine or a snow cone machine and flavors?