While we still don’t have much furniture, and no refrigerator or stove in the new house, I decided last week that I was going to move over here and use my house for an office while we are still here.
Doing this is accomplishing a couple of things for me. First, it is making me get up and get dressed earlier in the day. Second, it is making me feel more like I really do own this house. It does seem strange to be sitting here by myself in a half empty house, working away on the computer or on my sewing machine, but the more I come over here (just across the yard, really) the more I feel at home.And third, I am accomplishing so much more as far as my projects are concerned.
It has been nearly twelve years since we lived in an actual house. It feels strange to have so much room that is MINE. I mean, the kitchen area is bigger than our whole trailer. The freakin hallway is bigger than our trailer! While the house still echos from being so empty, I am learning the sounds it makes and starting to adjust to so much space.
This week, a contractor is coming to close in the back porch with real siding, putting in two new windows and a steel door so it will be more secure than this plastic paneling is. This is the last thing we are doing to the house before we leave for Arizona, and doing it will make me feel more comfortable going away and leaving my things in the house. When we get back this fall, we’ll have someone put in the sheet rock and make a laundry closet and pantry, and then the rest of the space will be my office. I can’t wait to see it all happen.