Home Sweet (sort of) Home

I’m back in the Bay Area and moved in (I use the term to loosely mean all my stuff is in boxes in the garage) to the new house my family has moved into. They moved in before I saw the place, so I wasn’t sure what to expect.

The house is old, but I can already see my mom’s touches all over the place. She clearly adores the house. The kitchen is super bright and airy. It’s the place to be in this house. Oh, wait…no…we have a backyard.

A REAL backyard.

We have never had a real backyard. By that, I mean with grass and trees and all. The largest house we had lived in here in CA had a big backyard completely cemented over. Obviously the previous owners did not like mowing the yard or gardening.

At this new place, it’s the complete opposite. There’s a back porch and the side of the house has a deck. It’s so awesome!

And like I had already excitedly texted @Sigh, there’s a cherry tree, an apple tree, a lemon tree and an orange tree. There are roses (which some have already pricked my butt as I backed against them carrying furniture)! Thus, I do believe my Sunflower would be completely at home if I plant it outside.

Aside from that, there is a whole heck of a lot of work still to do. I haven’t decided yet how I feel about living at home. I think for the next week or so, I am in hermit status as I unpack and make my place here.

After that…I’ll figure it out.

For now, I’ve got some busy work to keep my mind off of things.

Now, off to unpacking!


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