Tuesday, July 15, 2008

moving in

I'm having a little problem with my default photo program, so this photo might be excessively huge and slow to load. Sorry.

We have started the process of moving in to the new house, at least spiritually if not physically, and we've done some of that too. We slept in the new house last night. And the night before. We have these wonderful king size inflatable mattresses that are way more comfortable and supportive than our old sagging bed. I can tell the difference; I wake up so much more refreshed. Or maybe it's not having a dog at my feet and a cat in my face at 5 AM.

The mattresses are set up in one of the upper bedrooms, under the beautiful slope of the roof. Last night we had two thunderstorms, one about two-ish, the other at 4:07 (checked the time on my iPod.) The thing about sleeping under that roof is, you can hear every nuance of the rain, even under two layers of foam board insulation. You can tell when it's coming down hard and heavy, and you can tell the second that it lets up a bit. But even with the awakenings, I had a more refreshing sleep on that air mattress than I've had in a long time.

During the day, when I'm home, I don't like being inside in the cabin any more; it's just too dark and cluttered and confining. I am either outdoors, or inside relaxing in a plastic chair or on the air mattress in the new house, feeling the sense of space. The air flows much better there too. And sometimes you can even find me with bouzouki in hand, playing whatever comes to mind lately, and what comes to mind lately is very Scandinavian, with a little American roots music thrown in.

12 comments:

jan m said...

One of my best memories of our home, was the five of us, sitting on the floor of one of the bedrooms, looking around at each other, and saying "Wow, this is our very own place!" Enjoy making your "new home" memories!

Lynne said...

You've made your front door look so inviting. A welcoming home for you and your family.

cindy said...

Oh, I so envy you. I love hearing the rain on a roof. My brother and I slept upstairs when we were growing up. You always knew exactly what the rain was doing. I also love those air mattresses. They are wonderful for a bad back. Enjoy this time.

Floridacracker said...

Pretty excellent!
This is one move that will be fun.

dharma bum said...

simply awesome. the house looks and sounds amazing and i can't imagine how it must feel that is finally habitable. let me know when the housewarming is!

Jayne said...

How exciting Deb! I can just hear that music lilting through the house. :c)

Kathie said...

How very exciting! Congrats!

barefoot gardener said...

OH, I am so happy for you!

Deb said...

Thanks for all the good wishes! Although I may have overstated the "moving in" part; the house is far from being ready to be the center of our daily activities. There is lots of wiring and drywall to be done, not to mention getting the wood stove installed, plumbing, etc. But we've definitely made the mental shift, where we consider the house to be part of our living space. I slept there again last night with the kids, and it was very peaceful.

Erica said...

Every day is just one more day to being all the way there! How fun to be at least sleeping there and feeling the new space out.

Cindy said...

i'm absolutely thrilled for you!! this has been a long time coming- so much work and love has gone into your home, and it's so lovely deb.. this makes my heart smile :)

RuthieJ said...

I Love that blue door--matches the roof! Congratulations to you and the family Deb on getting into the new house!