Friday, January 22, 2016

Going down....

How many of you can relate to this.  Marry and then have a big family...I know most people dont have big families anymore but I did.  By big, I mean me, hubby and five children.  Then came grandpa and the dog (not in that order)...So there were 8 of us and we got a big house...Five bedrooms, a huge dining room, eat in kitchen and a full size basement with a great laundry room big enough to fit a 9 cube freezer....Long driveway and big garage and back yard.....

Not my house...lol


And then.....grandpa and the dog passed ( in that order) and the kids slowly moved out and got married with families of their own.  We went down to the two of us...what to do with this big house where condos were going up on each side of us....MOVE

So we went down....down to 3 bedrooms, a small kitchen, a dinette room with a step down to the living room.  We do have a front patio to sit on and drink coffee in the morning, a back deck for small bar-b-ques.....and a medium sized back yard for a little planting and maybe a basketball hoop.

There is only the two of us....quietly eating breakfast or dinner and sometime not even at the table.....of course, holidays come and we somehow manage to fit in all the kids, their spouses and the grandkids (9 last count).....I love to eat outside in the nice weather...so much more room.  Hubby thinks the house is too small....while I think it is big enough since I am still doing the cleaning...or trying since it is getting harder and harder.....

Have you downsized lately?  A good or bad thing?


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