Thursday, December 02, 2010
So, maybe the song is "breaking up is hard to do" but growing up ain't easy either! Yesterday, my parents moved. We had been in that house for 23 1/2 years, and as of yesterday, the house is empty. I called their phone number for the last time, and now they are at their beach condo waiting for the house they're building to, well, be built.
I might have moved out of their house ~9 years ago, but still, that's where I spent the majority of my childhood. And now? Empty. Other than a year or two somewhere in the middle, this is the first time I have ever lived in a completely different metro area than my parents. That means rather than the usual guilt-ridden question of "so when are you coming over?" it will become "when are you coming to visit?" The answer probably won't change much: "I dunno. We'll see," but still. It's kinda weird!
Who knows though? Even if I don't see my parents as often, my dad still has a tendency to call every 15 minutes. Something tells me that won't change. And maybe this means I'll actually start hanging out with my brother more... he lives 20 minutes away, and has since 2004, but even so we only ever would cross paths maybe 4-5 times a year.
Anyway, those are my thoughts for right now... a very odd place, indeed!