Merry Christmas to Us

Today Mrs. M and I signed a contract on a house that’s even closer to Mondoville College. It’s much larger than Spackle Manor, and the architecture and interior are very mid-century modern, as fits a house built in 1964. Visions of Mad Men decor fill my head, but I suspect Mrs. M will exercise a degree of veto power there, lest I get out of control and turn the living room into a lounge for Pan Am.

Although on first blush it seems odd that we’d make this move only a year or so before the Spawn heads off to college, we’re buying it with at least a thought of family gatherings in future years. It’ll also be nice to have space for guests and entertainment, and I’m already envisioning the occasional end-of-term gathering for small, high-level classes.

At the same time, I’m very deliberately thinking of this as the Last House, however long that may mean. We’ve tried to bloom where we’re planted, and I guess we have. But now it’s time for a bigger pot.

We won’t be transplanted right away, though, as there are a few things we’ll want done before we move in. So Spackle Manor will remain home base for a while, which is fine. Still, it gives us something to which we can look forward in 2014.

About profmondo

Dad, husband, mostly free individual, medievalist, writer, and drummer. "Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche."
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2 Responses to Merry Christmas to Us

  1. Page Turner says:

    Yo, Kahuna! So, how big is the garage? That’s an important consideration for the leader of a garage band! Next on the punch list– the number of conveniently located electrical outlets in the garage…

  2. Pingback: Heading Back In | Professor Mondo

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