1.) Tesla will no longer have vertical blinds to drive us crazy with.
2.) Neither will she have a coffee table to hide under.
(We've been in a furnished corporate apartment)
3.) We will have COUNTER SPACE.
4.) And a full-sized fridge! For the first time in four years!
5.) Our things will be out of storage. Including:
a.) My KitchenAid! Sadie!
b.) My pastry-cutter! Which I stupidly did not haul out to Memphis!
c.) My knives!
d.) My DISHES!!!
e.) My husband's third and fourth pairs of cargo shorts! (It's been 90+ degrees around here since June, and he only brought two pairs to Memphis because we wintered in Memphis and bringing more seemed silly. O that we knew how we'd have only that which we took to Memphis for our first five months in Richland...in the spring and summer. Hindsight and all that.)
f.) My desk!
g.) My copies of Plain Jayne and Simply Sara! (So that when people ask to buy/ read copies, I'll actually have one on hand. Or, like, fifty.)
6.) No more crazy-loud upstairs neighbors!
7.) No more crazy-loud downstairs neighbors...
8.) No more housekeepers who show up at inopportune moments.
9.) No more housekeepers to take out the trash and occasionally scrub out the guest bathroom tub. Hm.
10.) Likewise the landscapers...
11.) We'll have a kitchen with an actually, honest-to-goodness PANTRY!
12.) Also, we'll have real-live guest rooms. With beds. For guests.
13.) No more Oregon sales-tax exemption...
14.) No more state income tax (and if you're self-employed in the state of Oregon, you know there is a definite ouch factor there!). Ooh, and LTD tax. For a bus I haven't ridden since my freshman years of high school.
15.) We'll finally have a home. And that is something to look forward to.
P.S. That picture? So totally not actually our house. Just in case you were wondering