Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Won't you be...my neighbor?

About a month or so ago, our college kid was walking to work from campus and saw this cute little white house that she thought Mr. P and I would like to rent for the two years while I either get tenure and we build, or I don't get tenure, try to get tenure again, then build, or try to get tenure two times then move. I tried calling and calling and got no answer and no call backs. Then a few days ago, Mr. P and I decided, you know what? We will just stay put, moving is a pain, blah blah. I was semi-sad because I really, really want to be able to walk to work. Really.

Then today, my sister calls me and asks me to check out a house she found online. I did. I won't steal her posting thunder regarding her new digs, but suffice it to say, I think they are going to really like living there.

While stalking my sister's house, I saw the little house the college kid told me about (that is 1.6 miles from my office without considering the across campus shortcut that would take me right by Starbucks) and I texted Mr. P and he called, and it sounds like it might be a match. We are going to visit it and talk to the owner on April 9th. So my sister and I might both be moving this summer.

Here is the crazy part. I would live 2 minutes from my sister. ON FOOT. LITERALLY. I Google Mapped it.

For the last 9 years we have lived hundreds and hundreds of miles apart. In 5 months we could live .1 miles apart. Right now we are both nearly giddy with the possibilities. If you could, would you want to live .1 miles from your sister? Keep in mind my sister has my (to be) 3 year old nephew!

Oh, thank you all so much for the kind words and pep talks over the last couple of days. What is weird is that today I am basically over the rejection, and still on track for healthy, healthy, healthy with no guilt on that front. I am actually about to go run to help counteract some green beers I will be enjoying this evening. Thanks bloggers!

12 comments:

kilax said...

Oh my gosh! How exciting! I cannot express in words how much I would LOVE to live close to my sister, or at least in the same town. Or state!

Good for you on the healthy eating! You should be proud of yourself for overcoming that stress!

Amy said...

I definitely would want to live that close to my sister. We're really close, but don't mind leaving each other to our own lives either. Plus, being close to the nephew! Too cool!

Swistle said...

That would be SO COOL.

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

I would LOVE to live that close to my sister. My husband, not so much, as we gang up on him and relentlessly tease him. Thinking of the possibilities makes me sad- we live 3 hours away and that won't be changing soon. But I am SUPER EXCITED for you guys!

DAVs said...

I think it would be awesome to live so close! I'm so glad things are on the upswing! "The baby" aka Steamboat, is going to be so, so spoiled by his auntie!

SoMi's Nilsa said...

My brother and I have lived in different cities ever since I left to go to college some 17 years ago (god, has it been that long?!). I would jump at the chance to live in the same neighborhood as him. He's a bit of a messy kid, so I wouldn't want to live WITH him, but would adore having him closer to me.

seplowingermany said...

I only have brothers, but if it meant I got to see my niece (1 year old) and my nephew (7 years old) I would move next door to them.

Anonymous said...

I want to be neighbors!

Alice said...

i am JEALOUS! my sister has been far far away from me for years now too (first i moved to VA for college, then she moved to TX for college, now she's in freaking CA for her phd) and the selfish little thing won't even CONSIDER finishing up her phd here in dc. what's so good about stanford, anyway? ;-)

♥ Dee ♥ said...

My sister had the opportunity to rent the house across the street from me about four years ago. She's always been close to my heart, but now with proximity she's also become my bestest friend!

creative kerfuffle said...

i'm soooo excited for you two. that will be great for you to be so close to her (and steamboat!). i would love to live that close to my brother and his family, but not my sister.

Astarte said...

I don't have a sister, but DH's younger sister is my age, and I would love to live that close to her! For years we lived about fifteen minutes apart, and now that we've moved, i miss her terribly!

 
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