I bought my house just a month shy of my 30th birthday. At the time I had gotten back together with Mr. Big X and had dreams of it being our starter home. That’s where I would live when I got married, my husband would move in, we’d do some work to the house, and then we’d have kids. In a four bedroom, two bath house, with a HUGE yard, there would be plenty of room for a little family.
Um, yeah, so that didn’t quite work out like I planned.
I go home to Baltimore pretty frequently and make attempts at packing. Usually this means I pack a box (that’s what she said) before I give up and decide going out to spend money on drinks with my friends is a far better idea. It’s been over nine months since I moved out of the house and I still haven’t put it on the market. Finally, I have a new place in Pennsylvania and the time has come to say goodbye to my first little house. Easier said then done. Packing a house and preparing to get it on the market makes me want to slit my wrists with a very dull blade. It is sheer torture. Kind of like listening to someone tell me about their kids dirty diapers. Painful.
I’m in the middle of moving hell. I moved into my new place a few days ago and have two chairs, a table, an air mattress and one billion boxes scattered around. Meanwhile, back home I have even more boxes and another zillion things that need to be packed. Last night I attempted to do some unpacking. I managed to get through half a box before giving it up and going to my room to take a little nap.
Here’s the problem. My air mattress has a bit of a leak. On the first night it seemed fine, until I woke up about three hours later feeling like I was laying in the middle of a giant rubber taco shell with my feet in the air. Slow leaks suck. I took it back, got another one. This one isn’t quite as bad, but I wake up smelling like a rubber band. Not good. Especially when I’m trying to seduce the waitstaff at the local bar. Who the hell wants to date a girl with no furniture who smells like a rubber band?
Looks like the peen counter is going to be staying as is for a little while longer…