Saturday, June 2, 2012

Saturday Seven: New Home Edition

Last Friday night at 11:37 pm we pulled into the driveway of our new home. A home we had only driven by on our visit nearly three months ago. A home more than 1231 miles away from our beloved house of seven years.

When we were here in March house hunting sucked the life out of me. I wrote about it here and here.

I was more than pleasantly surprised by what I saw. (Translation by my Husband: I'm shocked that Big Yankee found something that met my approval, much less exceeded my expectations.)

And so I give to you things I love about Idaho

Unbelievably quiet. It's like I'm in a sound proof house. I hear nothing outside. This is a HUGE change from my asshat redneck neighbors who partied well into the night, parked all over the street and in front of MY HOUSE and then retaliated when I called the police.

2. Drive thru liquor store
It's conveniently located right next to Baskin Robbins. Win/Win!
In Kansas one could only buy 3.2 beer at grocery stores and Helmart. Since it's frowned upon (and probably against the law) to drag one's children into liquor stores and I've been solo parenting for 500 months Momma was extremely wine deprived.  Now we can get double scoops of ice cream and a case of wine!

3. Beautiful Weather 
Sunny, breathtakingly blue skies, no humidity and moderate temperatures render me speechless. It's been in the 70s and 80s during the day and 40s and 50s at night. There's usually a slight, refreshing breeze that comes around at the exact moment you think you might possibly break a sweat. We sleep with the windows open and barely run the air conditioning. I realize it's barely June, but I am confident that our utility bills will be significantly lower here.

4. No insects
I have yet to see a spider or a fly or other annoying bug type creatures. I imagine they must exist here but I am enjoying the absence of them for the time being.

5. Inexpensive
A gallon of milk is $2.25 (we were paying $3.08)
A box of Triscuits is $1.88 (as opposed to $2.50 on SALE)
Cheese -well it's just cheap!

This fits perfectly with my oft repeated slogan "there's never a vacation from saving money."

6. Undiscovered waters
And mountains, and streams, and museums, and shopping, and restaurants. I'm thrilled to be able to explore a new part of the country with my family!

7. REUNITED (and it feels so good!)
After NINETEEN MONTHS of living apart my family of five is living in the SAME STATE under the SAME ROOF!


@dkotucker said...

Sounds like absolute heaven! Especially the drive-thru liquor store. :D

Paige said...

Woo hoo! Sounds wonderful and makes me want to see it!

Robbie K said...

It's great & I just discovered the drive-thru liquor a few nights ago--dreams do come true!

Robbie K said...

Thanks..I am loving it here.

Jen at Kvetch Mom said...

This makes me so happy! I'm so happy to hear that you are happy & oh my god a drive through liquor store???? Brilliant.

Jenn and Casey said...

I'm glad there are some things you are loving!!! Moving is tough, and I'm glad you are coming out on the other side :)

Tessa said...

I hope you enjoy your new home!

Marta said...

yay on being together again! Also, drive thru liquor? Sounds amazing. I want that. You can't even by booze in Minnesota on Sundays. Most ridiculous law I've ever heard of.

Terri Sonoda said...

That's wonderful! I'm so glad you like your new home. My son and his family live in Boise and I LOVE visiting. I live in Vegas and they don't understand why I like Boise so much. Because it's real, and it's quiet. Nice post!

Bridget said...

Yay for being all back together!!

Also, a drive-thru liquor store and cheap food? I want to move in next door!

Tricia said...

Congratulations on your new home, all of those wonderful things, and finally being together! :)

The Preppy Girl in Pink said...

So very happy for you!! Sounds like a wonderful place for all of you to settle in under one roof again. Enjoy all of the newness!!

Diane said...

Makes me want to move to Idaho! So glad things are life is good again. :)

Diane said...

Uhh...Yeah, that didn't come out quite right but you knew what I meant!

Amanda said...

Oh, I know what you mean about house-hunting sucking the life out of you. We recently went through that ourselves. And a drive through liquor store next to Baskin Robbins? I can't think of much that could be better!

Stacey said...

Yay for living in the same state! It sounds like you are settling in well.

Lisa Nolan said...

I'm jealous! How is it we don't have a drive-through liquor stores in Northern California! I live in wine country for goodness' sake! OK, we do have wine bars. So there! LOL!