Saturday, January 24, 2009

Yes...We Have Relocated...

So as you know my aunt and cousin have been visiting and right in the middle of that visit {Tuesday} Wes and I decide it's time to move. Not to the states, sorry, but into the big city {San Jose area}. So now it is Friday and we are moved in. {Well, everything but a few furniture pieces}

Let's just say that when I make a decision, I'm usually quick on the draw. I dropped my sweet cousin and her mother off at the airport by 10:30 am, drove home the 2.5 hour drive, packed and cleaned our house and was headed to our new diggs within 24 hours.

It was easy, especially because {how do I say this delicately} I HATED our house.

Now is when the guilt arrives for not being grateful for "that which I was given".

So to relieve that "emotion" I have written a note to my former casa.

Saturday January 24, 2009

Dear former house,

I'm sitting here from my upstairs master bedroom suite, computer at my desk, with 5 full bars of Internet strength to tell you, it's o.k.
I left in a hurry without much warning. I know you tried your best. You gave our crazy family all that you had. You kept the rain off our heads and that was important. You let us tie up our hammock to the bars on your front window and tried to stay strong before you just couldn't hold on anymore. You tried with Wes and I to keep the stinky sewer water from entering our back kitchen door. We were a team the three of us that rainy night, but we just weren't strong enough. The weekend when I came home with all 5 kids to find the 2 pipes broken in the bathroom, well that was bad. With Wes gone, all the bedrooms under water and no one to call to help; we worked together to keep the situation from getting worse.
I'm sorry that I didn't appreciate you more. You did your best. I will never forget you.
Never. {Believe me on that one!}

The woman with the 5 crazy kids.

P.S. Enjoy the peace and quiet. You deserve it.

Now I'm on to:
my own laundry room
a little bit more space
bigger bedrooms for all of us
closets {YIPPE!!!}
HOT water

What I will miss:
air conditioning
having an oven {I will have a stovetop but not an oven, augh}
the beach 4 blocks away
my friends Teri, Albanie {who's leaving anyway} Wendy, Michelle and Tracy.


Jenny said...

I was hoping to see some pics of the new place, don't keep us waiting to long! :)

Silly Monkeys said...

Hello Shawna, it is good to see you, Wes and your 5 little ones doing well. You have a beautiful family. I see you are enjoying the adventures of living in Costa Rica. How fun! I notice on FB that you had a blog. I have enjoyed blogging and FB to stay in contact with friends and family. I enjoyed reading your blog. I hope we can keep in touch.