Moving in

One thing I noticed as I brought the boxes into my newly rented very small house is that it sure is small. As with most small spaces I’ve lived in, there is plenty of floor space, it’s just arranged all wrong. There’s no room for a stove and fridge, unless you happen to want to climb over the stove to work at the counter. There is only one closet in the whole house, and it is a very small one with one old piece of plumbing pipe hung at the top and (wow, lucky me) a few oddly spaced shelves down one side-which of course take away space that would otherwise have been for hang up clothes. And then there’s a very strange gap next to the shower with two small cabinet doors and a lot of space that you can’t get to without climbing behind the toilet.

Who ever arranged things like that? Still, it will be a good place to be for a few months. The question at this point is whether or not I want to stay there more than six months, where I will live if I don’t, and what I will do with everything I own if I do. Because a heap of boxes in the middle of the oversized living room floor just won’t do, even though I’ve never spent much time living in any living room I’ve owned.


(I have a love-hate relationship with my new job. I seriously doubt it will last more than a year. No one but me on staff seems to care if it goes or stays. And I’m ready to get back to Missouri anyway. Maybe things will change. I love the community, but I already miss my woods and their owls, and my yard.)


About thrugracealone

I'm a country girl raised city. I prefer open windows to AC, love a good thunderstorm, and enjoy hearing the owls and seeing lightning bugs. A bit old-fashioned, maybe, I can recognize many trees by name, resent elms and weeds, wish for a large garden and canning skills, and hope someday to downsize and get a few acres in the country. I am blessed with a terrific church, a good job, a sturdy house, two cats and a yard full of strawberries and mulberries in the right season. Some of my other favorite things to do are spoiling nieces and nephews, reading, swimming, biking, long walks, and blogging, of course. One of my favorite stories is creation. My abbreviated version goes like this: 1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth wasa formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters... And God moved... And God said... And it was very good. If God can speak to darkness, to an earth without form and void, and make something like this that we see everyday, and make it very good (and it was even better before the Fall!), He will surely make something wonderful out of the dark, void situations I sometimes find myself in. He has, and it's been very good. Two top posts: Can a Person Lose their Salvation? Baptism!

Posted on May 4, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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