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Our temporary home

So I mentioned in one of my last posts how we had moved back home to live with parents. Not my parents (who live the other side of the UK) but Grants who conveniently live in the same town as us. They live in quite a small 3-bed house, that really wasn't built to accommodate four fully grown adults, four cats, two dogs and an entire house worth of storage. Yeah, imposing much? Not only have they lost an entire room downstairs to storage, a bedroom for us to live in, but also their cats who have gone into hibernation now two dogs have joined the household. Not to mention that Todd chased one all the way down the garden, barely inches away from catching her, and I'm pretty sure he was out for the kill. So yeah, they have been above and beyond accommodating!... And quite literally.

I actually felt a little homesick the first night. That sounds a bit weird I know, I can't really explain why either, I just did. But after the first night, and remembering how this was all necessary for us to move on in buying our next home, I was over the homesickness. The dogs absolutely love the large garden here, and all the extra attention too, so that makes me really happy- they certainly settled in straight away. Plus I remember how I hated our neighbours at the old place and how I wanted to move out for so long.

So here we are, living out of cardboard boxes. We're actually really used to this - we didn't unpack half our stuff at the first house for nearly a year! And even then, we didn't unpack the last box for almost two years! It makes me wonder though, if we have all these things in boxes we don't need or miss, why do we have them? I don't know. A problem to answer another day perhaps? But here's a little peak at our home for the next several weeks and how we're living in this doubled up home!




As you can see our new room is pretty small! We've actually pushed two single air mattresses together, which is a bit of a bother when you end up falling inbetween them both in the middle of the night. Not too comfy. I've put the double duvet ontop of the mattresses for extra comfort (and in hope of keeping the beds together!) which means we're using two single duvets on the top. Otherwise it's actually pretty comfy. Two weeks in now and I'm sleeping pretty darn well!

So I know it's pretty cramped and looks fairly disorganised in there - but I know where everything is and it's actually working quite well. You may think the decor needs work - yes, the cats have pulled down that wallpaper, but Grants mums home is a working progress at the moment and they intend on renovating their own home too. Or perhaps, they will be once we move out and stop taking up all the room!

Which leaves the question- where are all our boxes? Well, this was the dining room....


Now home to storage boxes! Waaahey. We've covered some of it with the old paint sheet so the cats don't scratch at it. You can't really appreciate how many boxes are in this room from the photo, but that right there is our entire house. Crazy right? Sometimes I think we live an odd life.

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  1. I completely feel your pain! We lived out of cardboard boxes for almost 2 years (and we STILL haven't unpacked certain things ooops!) It just becomes a bit of an adventure and I think as long as you have a good attitude, good sense of humour and keep in mind that it's not forever, you can make a lot out of the situation :) Best of luck! Can't wait for future posts. Karen x

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