Within 10 minutes of announcing that we’d found our new house, I received an email in my in-box. “Let us know when your move-in date is. We’ll be there.” It was signed by NotNed and Momologuer.
And I might have gotten a little misty.
NotNed and Momologuer have moved us into every single house we’ve lived in since coming to North Carolina ten years ago. And, yes, this is our third house – fourth if you count the three-month stay in an apartment and let me tell you, THAT was fun squeezing four adults, a set of twins, a set of triplets, and a cat in a 2-bedroom 600 s.f. space.
NotNed is very handy and Momologuer is creative and crafty and shares my love for all things shiny and I knew with the two of them here, we’d kick some serious moving butt and get this house whipped into shape.
They arrived soon after the truck was unloaded and as is par for the course, they brought the requisite provisions.
The menfolk had a list of things they needed to do (hang ceiling fans, run speaker wire, discuss the need to buy new televisions) and Momologuer and I had our list (set up the kitchen, the craft room, decorate the living room shelves, and make a foyer arrangement). Once we’d laid out a game plan, we raised a Ritz cracker topped with Old English Cheese Spread (don’t ask) and started working our fingers to the bone.
And little by little, it all started coming together.
The week wasn’t all picture wire and pounding nails. We did manage to sneak in a trip or two to the mall and the Mexican restaurant and one
or twelve furniture stores to get Momologuer’s opinion on a sofa that I need to put in the den. We also took the requisite “How many feet has Tommy grown since we last saw each other” picture.
And all too soon, they had to leave….
And while I would say they took a piece of my heart, the truth is, I look around my home this morning and see a piece of theirs.
In a picture hung (almost) level on the wall.
In a fan that cools a beloved boy’s room.
In a cheerful craft room that’s just waiting for a project.
In a front foyer that welcomes friends.
I am truly blessed.
Have a nice day.