2009: Greg’s Austin, TX office closes and he puts in a job transfer for the London Office.
2010-2012: London. After we get pregnant we decide being closer to family would be nice. Transfer to the San Francisco office. Good thing, too. The London office closed months after we left and we would’ve been deported. Ha!
2013-2015: Bay Area (San Mateo, CA). Love the weather and the long months of fruit season. But we never felt settled or a sense of belonging. Transfer to the Seattle office.
2015- Seattle. Home. Finally. Finally feeling at home after six years of being on the road, it seems. And with that feeling comes the need to throw down some roots. So…we bought a house! The Seattle housing market is BANANAS. Houses barely last a couple of days. The renting market isn’t any better, landlords taking deposits before an open house starts. With rent sometimes increasing at about 30% a year, owning a house made the most sense. And we’ve been itching to own a home for years now. So it feels good to finally be able to put nails in the walls without worry. And paint the walls. And possible start a garden.
It also means I can finally work on the ideal sewing space I’ve always wanted. My sewing rooms have been away from O’s play area, so sewing while he played was never an option. But it will be now. I staked claim to the only room on the ground level. Bonus, it has sliding doors to the yard. So ideally I can sew and watch him play outside. Do you hear that? Those are angels singing.
Another bonus is that the sewing room leads into the kitchen, allowing for me to bake and sew. WHAT? Two loves combined. Hosting sewing friends will be super fun too, with this set up. Now, to decide what goes where. And if I really need that peg board I’ve always dreamed of.
A lot of changes but they are so welcomed. I cannot wait for the calm after settling in. We move in two weeks and I’m already dreaming of my unpacked house, with its new couch (adulting! what?!) and gray owl painted walls.
But for now…I’m hating packing.