Today I had my house professionally cleaned. This is not a big deal for a lot of people but it is for me. This isn’t the first time I’ve had a house cleaned by a service. But it’s definitely not my norm. As I walked around my house admiring it after it was cleaned, part of me felt like who am I?
We have been in the new house for almost two months now. It feels weird to even write thst. It sort of feels like we’ve been here forever in a lot of ways. I feel so at home in this house. I didn’t even have trouble sleeping the first few nights. However, like I said above, sometimes walking around the house I feel like who am I. This house is so nice. It’s not because it’s like the best house in the world. It’s nice because it works. I know that sounds crazy but this is the first house that I’ve lived in that works.
This is what I mean. I have modern day appliances in this house. There is a dishwasher, and a washing machine, and the dryer. I know these are everyday normal things for most people. But I did not grow up with any of these appliances in my home. So for 25 years of my life these were things I only saw on TV or at other peoples homes.
In my new house I can run the the washing machine or dryer and the microwave at the same time! I know that sounds crazy but in the first home that I purchase, the one that I just moved out of, the electrical system was super old. It was a old house and it really wasn’t set up for the electric use of our current day appliances like washing machines, dryers, and microwaves. If someone in at my old house wanted to use the microwave they would announce it to the other people in the house to make sure that no one was running a hair dryer or the clothes dryer. Both running simultaneously would blow the fuse and someone would then have to go and tend to the circuit breaker.
So as I walk through my house, after having it professionally cleaned, I take it all in. I I’m so grateful! This is the first time that I am living in a house that really tends to all of my needs. I don’t take any of this for granted. It is not normal to me. It is a huge blessing and kind of like a gift. That’s how it feels, like I’ve been gifted convenience and comfort.
The best part of all of this is that this will all be completely normal for Baby Joy Chaser. When he gets older he’s going to mumble under his breath about having to load the dishwasher. I’m going to say back in my day we didn’t even have a dishwasher, Lol. The funny thing is Baby Joy Chaser it only 19 month old and knows that this is a big deal. At least several times a week he’ll tell someone about our “new house”. Every time we go to the door when someone visits after he says hi he says new house! It’s the cutest and most wonderful thing. I am living in gratitude.