One of the things that's been keeping Sara and I busy over the last couple of months is that my parents are moving from Connecticut to Washington state. We've been handling logistics on our side, renting a house in West Seattle for them to stay while they decide where to live, finding them a car (theirs had just died), and receiving a truly giant moving truck worth of goods into the rental and a storage unit.
This was all, surprisingly enough, my idea. We've had our ups and downs, but lately it has been more ups than downs. And putting my relationship with them aside, I really want my children to know their grandparents. [Sara's mom lives in Eugene, not too far away, and we're trying to get her dad to move here from South Dakota]. Plus my dad has some new and ongoing health issues, and so I'd like him close where I can help.
The last time I lived in the same part of the world as my parents was in high school. The prospect of having them a short drive away is a little unnerving. No doubt we'll have to set up some boundaries (and I mean that literally - I'm looking into electrified fencing). But right now I am full of optimism and am looking forward to having them here. And that's good, because they'll be here tomorrow.
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