Almost six years ago, we moved into a new place in my dream neighborhood.

In less than a month, we will be moving out and into a new place.

This house has been good to us, but this house is starting to fall apart and the landlord won’t fix a thing. For example, over two years ago, strong winds knocked a huge tree in our backyard to the ground, knocking down a huge portion of the brick retaining wall with it. To this day the wall remains broken, even though we’ve asked him on more than one occasion to please have it fixed. And that is just one thing of many things. Also? The very large backyard is a giant hassle to take care of. As much as I love this neighborhood and the World’s Best Neighbors, it’s time to move on.

We found a beautiful, yet simple home just a few miles down the road that is perfect for our family.

I’m struggling with feelings of sadness over leaving this place. We’ve made many wonderful memories here. But I believe this move is absolutely the right thing for our family. Change is good. I do look forward to making new memories with my family and our friends at the new place.

Let’s just hope that my marriage can survive The Moving Process. Because The Moving Process is an evil whore.

3 thoughts on “Moving

  1. daniel

    I feel your pain. You should check the laws. Often you can deduct repairs and upkeep (such as the retaining wall) from the rent if you attach receipts and a note explaining what they are for with your rent check. Of course you make copies before submitting. Been doing that for years with a variety of landlords, some more willing to comply than others.

    And if we ever do move from this house, my wife and I half-jokingly say we’re going to sell a furnished home.

  2. Suzy Q

    Wow, I can’t believe it was six years ago that you moved! Seems like we moved at about the same time, around four years ago. Time flies, man. Good luck in your new home.

  3. Laura Lohr

    Moving is never easy. I hate it with every ounce of my being, but once moved, I don’t remember it ever being a regret. Good luck with your move. You’re going to be happy where you move, I am sure. I think you’re family is the type to make a home wherever you go. Best wishes and kind thoughts to you all.

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