We got our internet today so I thought I would write about our new house-apartment.
Let me just start by saying that we have SO MUCH CRAP. We got rid of a bunch of stuff, but there is still so much to sort through, the good news is, the house we moved to has so much space! Clark gets his own room (no sharing with little sista), and the kids will have a big play room to use. Andy has his own room for an office (which I will also use for sewing) so he won't have to deal with Sir Screams-a-lot when he decides to throw a fit and so far, the neighbourhood has been relatively normal.
The biggest difference (besides there being only one floor and NO STAIRS *yay*) is how quiet it is. Before we were in an apartment complex, surrounded by other apartments, as well as our bedroom faced a completely separate complex, and lucky us, we got to deal with a neighbour who loved to smoke his ass off and cough up a lung. His other favourite thing to do was talk on his phone, on his balcony between the late night hours (sometimes midnight, sometimes 5 am). I hear the train here in our new place from time to time, but it's relaxing to hear it sometimes. It's so quiet at night now, no more next door neighbours coming home late, or practicing running up and down the stairways, no more dealing with broken gates at the entrance of the complex, and hey, we can recycle now :D!!!!
I don't enjoy packing or moving, so lets hope we stay here for a few years, enough that the kids have grown out of their baby stuff so we don't have to move that either.