Monday, May 22, 2006

THIS OLD HOUSE.

So I've been living in my house now for 24 years. 24 YEARS! A whole lifetime really. I practically grew up here, and decided to move, in order to have a piece of the so-called "American Dream." Besides, my old house is going to get torn down by the landlord in December anyway, so it was a good time to move now.

I'm almost moved in completely and slept for the first time in my brand new master bedroom last night. I gotta say though, I'm a little nervous and feel kinda weird. Out of place really. I'm so used to that old house to be honest. I really am. It's gonna take me a bit to get used to the new place, which really is not that far from the old one, but still. It's just odd. Really, really odd.

Anybody else know what I'm talking about? The new place is nice indeed. But it just doesn't feel like home quite yet. As I was leaving my old dwelling the other day to pick up stuff, I actually broke down and cried. So many freakin' memories in that house. Unreal. My dad, my mom, my brother, grandmother, countless friends/acquaintances, events, tragedies, fights, dysfunction, joys, etc. You name it, that house witnessed it all.

And I've left it. Forever.

It feels like one big giant strange dream...

5 comments:

Mikey said...

A lot of people go threw those emotions. Hang on bro it will feel like home in a few weeks. BTW congrats on the new place!!

G-Man said...

Its amazing the memories a house can hold.

Are you a new home owner? Or do you still rent. I can't wait to own..but with it comes so much responsibility!

Bill German said...

I'll be right over

Todd said...

It's always sad to say goodbye to a place you love. Sometimes a house can feel just like an old friend, someone you know so well; it's moods, it's eccentricies, it's best spots. A new place can feel cold and aloof for awhile. But it could be the start of a beautiful relationship!

Marko said...

I have been managing this bed & breakfast for 2 years now, this house is really old built in 1894, Im so over it. Totally ready to move on!
My mom has lived in the same home for 30 years, lots of memories.