i will move no more forever
October 31, 2008
I grew up living in the same house pretty much forever. We moved to Minneapolis when I was one year old, and I lived there until I left for college in Utah, and stayed. I’m not what you’d call a “wanderer.”
Kim, on the other hand, moved around all the time, every 3-4 years. Her Dad liked new places, new challenges, new jobs, new new.
Kim and I have lived in Utah since we were married over 18 years now. It’s by a loooong stretch the longest Kim has ever lived in one state. For me, it’s about average. If you can average two numbers.
Now, some people grow up moving, and want to put down roots. Others grow up rooted and want to wander. But I grew up stationary, and hate to move, and never want to. Kim grew up peripatetic and would love nothing more than to chuck it all and move to New Zealand.
But I win (well, really, if both sides agree, it’s Win/Win, right?). After many many years of negotiations, Kim and I have come to an agreement, and we are never moving again. I cannot disclose the nature of terms or conditions of the agreement, except to say, Totally Worth It. I feel like Keven Garnett when he got traded from Minnesota to Boston. Jackpot.
I know, the residential development company who built Suncrest, a ridge-top (gasp) community, is in bankruptcy. And I live on a fault line (well, not ON, but near. Near enough to spit on it from my window). And yet. And yet.
Here are some reasons I never want to move again.
With binoculars, Kim could see me doing this from our front porch.
This picture could have been taken from my yard (well, not with MY camera, but I’m sure there IS a camera that could).
I could throw a rock from this spot and hit my front window (although, Kim would be pissed). If you could bend light, you could see Elden’s house down there, and to the left.
See, we ALL get our own trails to the trail. It’s practically a rule.
The kids seem to like it in summer,
And winter. Reminds me of Minnesota.
Seriously. I’m going to mark a spot and have myself buried in the back yard. Do you have to put that in the disclosure document when the house gets sold? Which will only happen AFTER I die. Cuz like I said–not moving.