Sunday, June 21, 2009

Tag! You're it.

I have been tagged by Rae, my bloggy friend at Weather Vane. I don't usually do the 'award' thing or the 'game' thing. (yes, I am a party pooper) But this sounds like fun. So I'm gonna play! Though I do plan to cheat.

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.



chicamom85 said...

It sounds like it all worked out, but I feel for you, it had to have been nuts for a while lol.


Amanda said...

Gee, you're really going to make me do this? You REALLY don't want to see that sixth photo....

Or maybe you do.

Anonymous said...

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Lesley said...

Anne: Yes, it was crazy! But kind of fun.

Amanda: Let's see! I'm sure it will be interesting - or if it's not, you will make it sound interesting. Are you sure you're a cook, not a writer?

Ross: Thanks for the tip! I'll check it out.

Fran Hill said...

Lesley, you have no idea quite how much of a challenge you set me here. The one thing I haven't confessed yet on my blog (there's not much left ...) is that I don't have photos on my computer! I know, I know, I'm in the Dark Ages. I don't even know where our camera is. The only pics I have is a folder of my son's wedding photos, all which have people in, looking as though they're ... well .. at a wedding, and I don't want to publish family pictures in case I get lynched. See? It was a challenge indeed! But thank you for choosing me. Will you still be my friend?

Lesley said...

Sorry, Fran! I didn't mean to expose your one remaining secret. Believe me, you're not alone in the Dark Ages. If it wasn't for the grandbaby (also known as The Most Photographed Child In The World) I wouldn't have much of anything in my photo folders. (Just cluttered rooms and boxes, obviously)

Rae said...

You may think the rooms looks messy but I think it is a very nice room. Love the windows. Hopefully you have a very nice view outside.

Lesley said...

Thanks Rae, yes, it's a lovely room! Very nice view of the (very hot) back yard.


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