It's amazing how Hashem really sends the cure before the illness. We have been kvetching about our current apartment from the minute we got into it; it's small, there is no storage space, and it has really been cramping our style. It's hard to have friends or playdates over, I have barely done any hosting for shabbos meals this year, and it's all because we are just so squished all the time!
So, when we got the call last week from our landlord that he is going to sell the apartment, and will not be renewing our contract, we weren't even unhappy. Momentarily knocked off our feet, yes. But unhappy or upset? No way. The truth is that we are so miserable in this apartment that another move does not even seem daunting in the least. Well, maybe a little.
That is, until my friend called us and told us about an apartment right across the street from us! It's bigger, it's brighter, it's better. And we'll be able to do almost the entire move ourselves. It's literally out our back door, ten feet down and up a flight of stairs. I'll get those
It also helps with the trauma of moving us all to a different block, making new friends again, starting over. BH it seriously could not be a better situation.
The only downside I can think of is that I am going to miss my breathtaking view. Especially now that it's rained a fair amount, the hills are green backed by the mountain, and we joke that we live in The Shire. The new apartment is behind the current one, so the view is essentially the back of our current building. But we spend so much time outside, it's really no big deal. If we want a view, we'll take a walk!
So, again, a special thank you to One who seems to have our backs :)