Friday, June 7, 2013

Somebody That I Used To Know

I wrote this post almost a year ago and never finished it. I would have just tossed it, but it is pretty darn applicable today. 

I am no pop music genius. I don't know about the cool new songs until my friends and I all get together. They always know all the new music. Don't worry- I listen and take notes like a weirdo in the corner.

I'm talking about a song that came out over a year ago. In case you haven't heard of him, like I had not until someone told me:
His name is Gotye (pronounced "Go Tea A"). 
He sings a song called, "Somebody That I Used to Know." As you can guess the song is about people you were in past relationships with. He talks about how that person used to be super important to him and now they are just somebody he used to know.

I feel the same way about houses as this guy, Goyte, feels about people he dated.

ps I don't know if this song ever could be classified as a "cool new song."

Here are the lyrics:

"Now and then I think of when we were together" ... "Told myself that you were right for me" ... "But that was love and it's an ache I still remember"

Well you said that we would still be friends
But I'll admit that I was glad it was over

But you didn't have to cut me off
Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing
And I don't even need your love
But you treat me like a stranger and that feels so rough

Now you're just somebody that I used to know
Now you're just somebody that I used to know

It is like Goyte wrote this song about my love for places I used to live. 

When I drive past a house that I spent a lot of time in I want to run in and see what they have done to it. I have dreams where I am walking around a house that I used to live in.
I want to make sure they are taking good care of the house. I want to make sure I agree with their design choices. I want to see if a mark I left on the wall from doing cartwheels in my room is still there.

It is so hard to imagine someone moving into our house.

But, today, not only do I have to imagine it, I have to watch it happen. We closed on our house Wednesday and a new family is about to move in. 

Guess what is about to happen now?
... a mini photo marathon of some of our early days in the house and a photo of the most important day in this house.

Sorry for the terrible quality photos!
Here is a super flattering photo of Scott carrying me into the house right after we closed on it.

I think this bizarre suit came with the house so Scott decided to try it on while we de-popcorned our ceilings. This was within the first couple of days of buying our house. 

We looked awesome during the de-popcorn process and decided to take some photos to show off our awesome hair-dos and faces. 

My mom came to visit a few weeks after we moved in and I had just bought my wedding dress. I got to try it on for her before anyone else had seen it yet. It wasn't fitted in this photo, but it was a nice moment. 

We celebrated our first Christmas as a married couple in this house. I am wearing scrubs, not an awesome all black space suit. Also, Scott is holding my stomach like I'm pregnant but I was not. This was years away from Cora time. I think I did a self-timer photo and he was trying to make sure I didn't fall after running to get in the photo. 

And here is the most important day that we had in our sweet old house. This is the day that Cora got to meet her new home. We made lots of wonderful memories in that house, but the last 21 months of Cora-filled memories are the hardest to leave.

I will try to be back with my regular blog post schedule next week but we are now in Columbus, Ohio and headed up to see my sister, family and friends in Michigan tomorrow. This have been hectic over the past week. Moving is hard stuff... especially on a 21 month old. 

Does anyone else feel this way about places they used to live?


  1. That was a sweet but sad post. I loved all the special photos of your important memories. Especially the one of you all bringing Cora home. I can't wait to see photos of your first day in the new house! Will Scot carry you over the threshold again?

    I feel that way about Carrboro, but not so much about any particular house.

  2. PS. the photo of you two de-popcorning the ceiling (where you're looking through the door) is the best photo ever. Ever ever ever.

    And you look so gorgeous in your wedding dress. It was the absolute perfect dress for you. I loved seeing again!