We have officially been in New Mexico for two weeks and three days, which means we're not moving anymore, but rather, moved. I'm not sure we have recovered yet from this third-move-in-three-consecutive-summers business, however. I had some things to say about moving this time around but once it all set in motion I forgot them all.
Thankfully, it doesn't look like this anymore. We're at the same point we always are at the two weeks and three days mark: only picture boxes and detritus are left. And an over-abundance of wine-colored accent walls. Nothing makes an over-abundance of wine-colored accent walls more palatable than this, though:
The walls of Maddie's bedroom when we arrived... there was more where this came from in the other bedrooms. YES, it's all gone now and YES, I will have the best before/after photos soon. We can't even.
That thing I said about how renting sight-unseen is always an adventure? Mmmhmmm.
I'm hard at work figuring out how to put the puzzle pieces back together in this new house with no attic and no basement but two of the finest master bedroom closets we've ever come across. The piano needs tuned but has an interior wall to live happily on. I got rid of enough stuff in my craft room before we moved that the new space is already set up and awaiting pictures on the walls, which is a bit of a small miracle. There are mountains and clouds and expanses of mesas everywhere, though the scary coyotes in the distance freak me out at night. The dishwasher works like it's supposed to (!) and we've already returned our first batch of library books in exchange for new ones. There is way too much driving, but there are also places to go and things to do at the end of those drives.
Which is all to say, we're adjusting slowly to make our old selves fit into this new space in ways both figurative and literal. Every single time we've ever moved to a new house, there comes a moment where I look around and think to myself "oh! This is home, and this is normal." Here's to thinking that sooner rather than later.