By now, you should have had a visit from The Census Guy.
What?? Isn't the decennial census next year??
Well, yeah. But the Census Bureau is running a big effort this year to update addresses and find all the new homes constructed since 2000. Not to mention: tents, boats, and railroad cars, if people are living in them.
Yours truly was a Census Guy. For six weeks I walked the streets, ringing doorbells and verifying addresses. The effort (at least in my area) is now complete and my pith helmet is retired.
Total addresses verified: 5,015.
Total locations mapped: about 1,800.
It's been our intent to finally move "back home" once the kids were both off in college. Following Christmas, we started making good on that promise.
There's a real sense of inevitability once your belongings start disappearing into boxes. Finally, it's not just a plan - it's a project!
But once you've assessed your house and resolved to change the things that have annoyed you all along - like ugly wallpaper installed by the last owners - you start to wonder: "Exactly WHY are we moving?"
Because that's the plan, of course!
Well, the five-page checklist has shrunk to just a few items. And soon we'll open the nicely refurbished front door to...?
All the people out of work and foreclosed on?