Getting used to 10000 square feet ...
Till ten days ago, we used to live in almost 10000 square feet of space in an 1800 square feet home !! This was a vast improvement over our previous home which was 6000 sq. feet and a 1000 sq ft, and we really got used the space.
In an over ambitious attempt to move to a bigger lot and a bigger house, we made some tactical errors and abracadabra !! . . .
We ended up in a 1300 sq feet apartment.. It is definitely not bad by apartment standards. Possibly the best apartment I have stayed in over my entire life in the United States, but I have had this empty feeling inside me for the last ten days..
I miss parking the van in the garage and walking into the kitchen, miss tending to the plants in the garden. More than anything, I always used to beam with pride on the fact that every little thing in that house had our hard work behind us..
We felt the same thing when we sold our first house and moved into the second, now we feel the same loss, especially compounded by the fact that we now have neighbours who bang our walls if we make too much noise. Over the last ten days I have mentally mapped the showering and flushing habits of people in all five families which share walls with us !! (of course I dont know "who" is "who" , but I know that within the family to our left we have a 10:00 PM shower, a 11:30 flush, a 1:30 flush and a 6:00 AM flush.. this within my normal hours of operation in the apartment!). For an entire time table one should contact my mother in law.
It is just a question of time before we will be moving into our next house, but we all agree that we are reallly reallllly reallllllly going to appaeciate our new home, especially after living in an apartment. I know some people are so used to apartment living that they think it is the only way to live... I was one of those people.
But once you get used to 10000 square feet...
you can only be happy with something bigger !!
ps. If you are going to remind me that all it will take is 6 feet when I go down, I know, I know. But while I am alive, I love the space baby !!