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10 Years in Tukwila

This Fall will make 10 years that I have lived in this house in Tukwila. I got to thinking about it, and this is the longest that I have lived anywhere.

I grew up in Kansas, but we moved from one city to another when I was nine. When I was 18 I moved to college and never went back. When I moved to the Seattle area it was one suburb after another. First Redmond, then Kirkland, then another place in Kirkland, then Bellevue, then Redmond again, and then back to Bellevue. All of that was in the first 10 years.

In the Fall of 2001 I bought this house in Tukwila. At the time, I never gave much thought to how long I would live here. We just wanted a house so we could raise our son and be closer to his extended family. Then all of a sudden, it seems, 10 years have passed and this house is the most permanent place that I have ever lived.

My son is 11 now, and I need to get a nursery ready because next Spring there will be a new baby. We have no plans to move any time soon, either. We like the location and we have great neighbors. I like my house, too. It isn't fancy, and it has it's little foibles, but with our little family it sure is home. Who would have guessed?


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