Since 2004, we have moved six times. This week we moved right next door in our building. Moved in, 2010, moved to a bigger place, 2011, moved to a smaller space 2012. At least we know we're in the right building.
But hey, we've kept the same phone number since 2008. There's stability for you.
Here's the downside: no lovely parade-route view. No Walker Center view either.
Here's the upside: this apartment is a boatload of money cheaper. On the morning we moved, I stepped out into the hall and the neighbors' newspaper lay in front of their door with the headline, "Milk prices will rise to $8.00 a gallon."
Wow, I thought, just in time.
Another upside: moving around in a luxury building is like spring cleaning. Everything's freshly painted and shined up.
Another downside: the detritus that builds up over a year is astonishing. What is with this accumulation even when you think you're not accumulating? Tom and I edit our books but then buy more books. Papers of all kinds: art stuff, photography stuff, scrap-booking stuff, teaching stuff.
Rian, our granddaughter, is moving into a dorm up at the U and is taking a huge box of books with her.
Thank you, Rian.
What I do like is moving furniture and pictures about in new configurations and seeing it all with a fresh eye.
Home is where Tom and I live together. Nothing else matters much.