Here are the rules!
1) Go to your photo files…Select the 6th photo folder
2) Select the 6th photo in that folder
3) Post that photo along with the story behind it.
4) Then challenge 5 blog friends to do the same!
First, here is my cheating:
I don't have a whole lot of blog friends (possibly because I am a party pooper) so I'm only going to challenge two:
1. Fran at Being Miss
2. Amanda at Brilliant Sulk
Ok, second, here is my photo:
Looks like a messy, cluttered bedroom, right? That's exactly what it is. It's also part of the story of our move to Texas.
You see, we were living in a condo Michigan and thinking of buying a second condo in Florida so my husband wouldn't have to listen to me whining about how cold I was every winter. Then our daughter married a wonderful guy from Dallas (very long story - I'll tell you some other time). So we thought, "why not buy a house in Texas instead?"
The plan was to buy a house, have our daughter and son-in-law rent it from us, use it as a winter get-away and eventually either sell it to them or use it as our retirement home.
The plan worked great! Except, after a couple of years, we decided to go ahead and move down. The move was very gradual. We sold our condo, rented an apartment in Michigan, and moved our furniture down to Texas.
Hubby stayed in Michigan for a year. I moved South after about 6 months. Daughter and son-in-law and I all lived together in the Texas house (with 2 households of furniture) for 6 more months until they bought a house of their own.
While we were all living together, we had 12 chairs and 2 tables in the kitchen, 3 couches in the living room, 2 desks and 4 bookshelves in the office, and boxes EVERYWHERE.
But it all worked out fine! I love it here. And they love having their own place.