Thursday, August 18, 2005

He who is transplanted, still sustains...

Phwew! It's been a rough few weeks, but somehow Maude, me, and the majority of our stuff made it to our new home. As you may have noticed from my updated profile there on the right, I have left the Washington D.C. metro area forever and am now a curmudgeonly New Englander. I've already practiced saying, "you cahn't get there from heeahr." I am certain my neighbors will just love me.

It's a big transition moving from an apartment to a home. Suddenly, I am responsible for maintaining more than twice the usual amount of space and three times as many bathrooms. Frankly, we weren't all that good about keeping three rooms clean; how are we going to fare with a whole house? I think maintaining this place and the yard could be my full-time job, which is convenient, because I still haven't found one. Without work, I've totally lost track of what day it is but I am pretty sure tomorrow is garbage day. Maybe this Sunday I can finally check out the new church.

I do miss my old work internet connection; I have about two and a half weeks of bloggernacle postings to catch up on.

11 comments:

Mark said...

Ned, Mazel Tov on the new house. With all your free time, you should probably watch The Money Pit again. I have just spent the entire afternoon trying to fix the @*&%@ shower head. Four hours and two trips to Ace hardware later, I am still surrounded by parts I can't identify and a shower that doesn't work.

We've missed you, and look forward to future posts.

Dallas Robbins said...

Now I don't feel so bad moving from one apartment to another this coming Saturday. Moving from state to state has got to be a pain, but a new house is most definately worth it.

Scott said...

Sorry to dissapoint you Ned, but Conn is really just a suburb of NYC. In my book, true New England is Mass, NH and Maine.

Rusty said...

Speaking of a suburb to NYC, now you can take a quick trip down here and hang in the city with us. Whenever you want, let me know.

NFlanders said...

I know I really shouldn't complain about having a house. It's like listening to someone moan, "my Ferrari is in the shop AGAIN." I just can't shake the feeling that I am turning into my parents. It's creepy.

Scott- I wondered about that. But you have to give me Rhode Island. (I'll understand if Vermont is too far north). The way I figure it, if I have to watch the New England Patriots every week and see Red Sox banners at the DMV, then I count as New England-lite at least.

Rusty- Although it's a bit of a drive, Maude and I are definitely planning on visiting the city often (actually, she was just there today). We still miss it and there are at least five restaurants that I need to get reacquainted with.

We'll definitely have to meet up sometime.

a random John said...

Oh sure, show up just as I am leaving!

RoastedTomatoes said...

Serenity Valley and I just finished moving from Latin America back to our old (small) Bay Area apartment. The thing is, this apartment is so dramatically much larger than most places in South America that we're both in shock. I can't get my mind around our refrigerator, in particular...

Ann said...

I'm wondering what made you move to New England without a job?

Stephen said...

Hope all is well, and congrats on the house.

NFlanders said...

Thanks for the support, guys.

Ann-- Maude is now officially the winner of the bread, the bringer-home of the bacon. We moved up here for her job. I don't think the mortgage company would have looked too kindly on two umemployed people purchasing their first home.

Now all I need to do is figure out what to do with my life.

Ann said...

Ah - that makes sense! I thought maybe it was just a burning desire to live in the cold in the winter time.

Congrats on the new place.

I've been trying to figure out what I want to do with my live for about 20 years now. If you get any good ideas, please pass them on.