We moved into my parents house about 3 years ago. It was mainly for financial reasons but also because my dad has Alzheimer's. We figured we would be here for about 6 months and then find a place closer to my parents than what we were. Well, 6 months went into a year and so on. We all decided about a year and a half of us being here we aren't going anywhere. This is where we all belong. My daddy has gone downhill and my mom can't do it herself anymore.
This house was built for either a couple or a couple with maybe 2 kids, not 8 people (soon to be 9). Until Thanksgiving of last year it was just 7 people (4 adults and 3 kids). Now it is still 4 adults but 2 kids and 2 teenagers and a baby on the way. Wow, it is a tight fit sometimes!
I got to thinking that we aren't going to be moving from this house or expanding it anytime soon. Another thing we would love to do is tear down this house and build something else in it's place but that isn't happening anytime soon either! I have thought about it for a couple weeks and decided to make this house all of ours.
My parents furniture is bigger and they have alot, plus what we brought over. Most of our stuff is in storage but we still have some here and are using it. There are some pieces we aren't using but just decorate the home. We are replacing things with things that take less space (which we already have most of it). We are also going to actually start using pieces that we don't but don't want to part with. Also, we are getting rid of clutter and putting in a few pieces that we don't already have but need. We are making this place more a home than just a place to sleep. We are here all the time, why not love it! And we can love it! It just needs some work and TLC. We can easily make it a home for 9 if we just make some changes and that is what it is all about right now!!
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