Another Empty Bedroom

 

When we first built our house, our friends joked and said things like, “Why do you need a four-bedroom house, when it’s just the two of you and a cat?” We would respond with something such as, “We like lots of room,” or “We have a lot of furniture.”

We didn’t know it then, but we would eventually fill those extra three bedrooms. I like to think it was God’s hand working behind the scenes, making us build the house we needed for the adoption of our three beautiful girls, also His doing.

The first bedroom was emptied when youngest daughter moved in with her fiancé, now her husband. But today, oldest daughter moved into her apartment (along with her cat). Things will be a little quieter around here tonight, now that there’s another empty bedroom.

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There are 17 comments.

  1. Arahant Member

    That they’re leaving on their own shows y’all are doing it right.

    • #1
    • September 8, 2019, at 11:19 AM PDT
    • 8 likes
  2. Randy Weivoda Moderator

    So you’re inviting us to take turns and come stay at your house?

    • #2
    • September 8, 2019, at 1:05 PM PDT
    • 11 likes
  3. Stad Thatcher
    Stad Post author

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    So you’re inviting us to take turns and come stay at your house?

    Actually, my mother’s wing has been available for a while. Oh sure, everyone can come visit!

    • #3
    • September 8, 2019, at 1:52 PM PDT
    • 6 likes
  4. Stad Thatcher
    Stad Post author

    Arahant (View Comment):

    That they’re leaving on their own shows y’all are doing it right.

    Yep, we’re happy! Two down, one to go . . .

    • #4
    • September 8, 2019, at 1:54 PM PDT
    • 4 likes
  5. EODmom Coolidge

    Oh – it’s a quiet time, but @stad when they come back with their respective posses you will be ready. You might not have little red heads like I do, but you’ll have little darlings that know where their rooms are and where grandpa keeps the toys and the books and all the cool stuff that grandpas have. It’s a blessed time. 

    • #5
    • September 8, 2019, at 3:10 PM PDT
    • 12 likes
  6. Stad Thatcher
    Stad Post author

    One correction: her cat stays. Turns out her boyfriend is allergic to cats.

    OTOH, so was I. But I overcame the allergy in order to marry my wife. Perhaps oldest daughter should take her cat as a test . . .

    • #6
    • September 9, 2019, at 7:20 AM PDT
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  7. Arahant Member

    Stad (View Comment):

    One correction: her cat stays. Turns out her boyfriend is allergic to cats.

    OTOH, so was I. But I overcame the allergy in order to marry my wife. Perhaps oldest daughter should take her cat as a test . . .

    Darned right. Real men overcome. *Achoo!*

    • #7
    • September 9, 2019, at 8:05 AM PDT
    • 2 likes
  8. Misthiocracy grudgingly Member

    Each of you gets a home office, plus you get a guest bedroom.

    • #8
    • September 9, 2019, at 10:33 AM PDT
    • 3 likes
  9. Stad Thatcher
    Stad Post author

    Misthiocracy grudgingly (View Comment):

    Each of you gets a home office, plus you get a guest bedroom.

    Hehe . . . I’ve already put my gaming laptop and desk in the library. The new empty bedroom will be home to my wife’s exercise machine and possibly my other laptop and desk. Can I have two offices?

    • #9
    • September 9, 2019, at 12:09 PM PDT
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  10. Misthiocracy grudgingly Member

    Stad (View Comment):
    Can I have two offices?

    Why the heck are you asking us? Seems like a conversation you should have with your wife!

    ;-)

    • #10
    • September 9, 2019, at 1:05 PM PDT
    • 3 likes
  11. Randy Weivoda Moderator

    Misthiocracy grudgingly (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):
    Can I have two offices?

    Why the heck are you asking us? Seems like a conversation you should have with your wife!

    ;-)

    But it sounds better if he can tell @neutralobserver that you said it’s OK. 

    • #11
    • September 9, 2019, at 1:12 PM PDT
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  12. Arahant Member

    Stad (View Comment):
    Can I have two offices?

    Sure. Why not?

    • #12
    • September 9, 2019, at 1:41 PM PDT
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  13. Stad Thatcher
    Stad Post author

    Misthiocracy grudgingly (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):
    Can I have two offices?

    Why the heck are you asking us? Seems like a conversation you should have with your wife!

    ;-)

    I did. That’s why I’m asking for backup!

    • #13
    • September 9, 2019, at 2:09 PM PDT
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  14. Eeyore Member

    Stad (View Comment):

    Misthiocracy grudgingly (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):
    Can I have two offices?

    Why the heck are you asking us? Seems like a conversation you should have with your wife!

    ;-)

    I did. That’s why I’m asking for backup!

    “Think about it, Hon! This way you’ll never accidentally end up stumbling across porn while you’re exercising!”

    Hmmm, needs work, maybe.

    • #14
    • September 10, 2019, at 9:17 PM PDT
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  15. Stad Thatcher
    Stad Post author

    Eeyore (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    Misthiocracy grudgingly (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):
    Can I have two offices?

    Why the heck are you asking us? Seems like a conversation you should have with your wife!

    ;-)

    I did. That’s why I’m asking for backup!

    “Think about it, Hon! This way you’ll never accidentally end up stumbling across porn while you’re exercising!”

    Hmmm, needs work, maybe.

    Like this morning. My wife and middle daughter were in the upstairs hallway talking:

    Wife to daughter: Do you like doing yoga?

    Daughter: Yes, it helps me relieve stress.

    I make the comment: Whatever you do, don’t ever buy yoga pants.

    Wife: I’m wearing yoga pants.

    Me: And you look damn good in them.

    I’ll know if I’m in the dog house or not when she comes home from the grocery store. If she has beer, I’m good!

    • #15
    • September 11, 2019, at 6:48 AM PDT
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  16. The Reticulator Member

    Stad (View Comment):
    I’ll know if I’m in the dog house or not when she comes home from the grocery store. If she has beer, I’m good!

    What if she doesn’t share it with you? Still good?

    • #16
    • September 11, 2019, at 7:42 AM PDT
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  17. Stad Thatcher
    Stad Post author

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):
    I’ll know if I’m in the dog house or not when she comes home from the grocery store. If she has beer, I’m good!

    What if she doesn’t share it with you? Still good?

    She doesn’t drink beer.

    Anyway, she came home with the magical brew, so I wasn’t too insulting. (gotta try harder)

    • #17
    • September 11, 2019, at 11:09 AM PDT
    • 2 likes