We’ve been looking for a key for the last three and a half years and finally found one. We looked in two different counties, two cities, and one town. And we had to walk through room and after room, opening drawers, peeking into closets, and looking around basements. What an ordeal.
Last week we found the key we were looking for. It’s the priciest key we have ever bought, but it opens the door of our very first home. Yes, we waited six decades to buy our first house. That’s what happens if you live like nomads for most of your life.
For a while I imagined that my first and last house would have about 16 square feet – all basement with no windows or doors. Sooner or later we all move into one of those houses or a cozy urn.
The upstairs of this house is full of light and the basement has daylight windows with beautiful views of trees and flowers. I don’t feel like it’s ours though and keep expecting the real owners to show up and ask us what we are doing living in their house.
I would like to use the buying of the house as an excuse for not reading and commenting on other people’s blogs but it’s not a very good excuse, so I will try to add more in order to excuse myself more.
In August I signed up to teach a one-month intensive English writing class, which met 10 hours a week and required that I create a new curriculum. Then WordPress, which had been preventing me from commenting on many other blogs, suddenly stopped sending me email updates.
Dragging my excuses out of my head onto paper makes them look small, but believe me, inside my head they took up a lot of room. I could hardly get around them to tend to anything other than school and house-hunting/finding/moving. When you have a small brain, just about any idea or excuse looks big inside it, so while I am no longer keyless, I’m still clueless.
32 thoughts on “Once I was keyless”
Congratulations! It will be a great burden but a great joy. Dwell in beauty!
Thank you so much, RAB.
Dear Clueless: Glad you are no longer keyless. Congrats and enjoy!
Many thanks. I think I will enjoy it more when I can put everything away and be done with the boxes.
I just went through the selling a house and buying a new one thing myself. I can attest to how much mind energy it consumes. I was even off the internet for a month as we worked on the new house. But waking up in my new home makes it all worth it. Blessing to you always in your first house.
Since we moved after the semester started, I will have to wait on projects. That means next summer!
Enjoy your new house. We missed your snarky comments but we bloggers are a patient group. We will wait and I know you will reward us with wonderful posts.
Oddly, although I live in mental chaos, I don’t do well with outer chaos, so I feel unsettled having so many boxes in places not meant for boxes. Now what did I do with that snark?
Congratulations and wishing you all happiness in your new home.
Thank you, JAA.
I’m glad you found the key. I missed you.
I have missed reading everyone. I’m slowly getting back into a routine.
With all that space of your own, just imagine how huge your brain can grow.
If only brains could grow!
Clueless? Hardly! But if you start to slide in that direction you’ll still be far behind me. Many congratulations on keying in to home ownership. If it makes you busier than ever, at least it’ll be under your own roof! May you have much happiness there.
Thanks so much, Kathryn.
Congratulations on your new home…may it bring you years of happiness!
Thank you, granny1947.
Wonderful news! The key to your desires? It sounds lovely, and worth all the looking. How exciting about the course, too!
I am enjoying the light and seeing the sunsets.
Ah, the American dream…a mortgage.
Mortgage – the death pledge – what were we thinking!
Congratulations. Now maybe you can buy some swampland to go with it!
You know, apologies aren’t necessary. Bloggers never emit to taking attendance.
But you will always be a “key” contributor to WordPress.. Best of luck with your new home Goldilocks, and I don’t think that Momma, Papa, or Baby bear will be coming home any time soon..Sleep tight. Congratulations.
Happy to hear of your new home. May you have a beautiful new chapter of life, and positive adventures… and plenty of guests who bring love and wisdom.
It’s certainly a gift to have a home. Thank you, Shimon.
I echo the sentiments of others … congrats on your new home … may it shelter you from the storms, and bring happiness and good folks into your life. Yes, owning a home comes with a long list of challenges, but there’s nothing quite like putting that key in the lock, and opening the door to a whole different version of life. 🙂
Thanks so much. It is always a good feeling to come home.
Congratulations on your new home!! That’s awesome! And I think those are some pretty good excuses you’ve got there, haha. Can I borrow one sometime?
Excuses are among the many things I am full of, so please feel free to use any of them. 🙂