If my life were a sitcom, the past week would’ve been the flashback episode.
You know, the episode that is pretty much a montage of scenes from other episodes? That’s what this week has felt like. This past week we packed up boxes, bags and a UHaul and moved from our downtown apartment to the suburbs. We have been living downtown for more than 6 years and to say we were sad to leave is an understatement.
This week, scenes from years ago have been swirling through my head. B and I moving downtown right after we got married. Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day footsteps above the parade on our patio. My first day walking to work (instead of driving). Running to the start of many 5ks, 10ks, half marathons. Walking down from our apartment to join in the celebration in the streets after the Cavs winning (and being 9++ months pregnant doing so). B converting the office into a nursery and building a changing table into the wall due to lack of space. B and I bringing FW home for the first time. Taking FW out for walks to the Flats and lakefront when he was just days old. Playing in the splash park downtown once he could walk.
I could go on and on on the many memories … but instead, here is a glimpse of what our lives have looked like the past few weeks as we have moved, started to unpack and continue to renovate the house.
Here’s the state of our third floor. This is after I spent 2 days unpacking stuff 🙂
Here’s our bathroom … B is updating it – it’s coming along! He put in a new ceiling and lighting, took out the vanity and is going to paint once the ceiling is done.
Here’s the new living room. Yes, there are still boxes, furniture, etc. all over and the room is primed and ready to be painted.
Where we spent our day a few weeks ago – UHaul rental!
Our backyard – and brand new driveway for FW to play on!
Selfies at the playground near daycare.
Complete darkness during a morning run. And tons of trees. And wildlife – I passed a skunk the other day!
Some questions for you:
- Is it dark when you go running?
- Have you ever moved into a house that wasn’t ready and you were DIY-ing? What do you DIY?