For the last six weeks we (DB and I) have been living in two places every week. While we've returned to our own home for anything from two to four nights a week, we've also been in Nelson housesitting while DB oversees a business for friends who went to Europe. Throw in two trips to Christchurch and one weekend in Blenheim for me with my writing group during this time and I started to feel confused.
By about week four I'd wake during the night and have to lie there wondering where I was and where the bathroom might be. But I wasn't as confused as my girlfriend we stayed with in Christchurch. She went sleep walking and found herself in our bedroom. And she's only been in one house all month.
By week six I was ready to spend seven straight days and nights back in my own place.
Of course there was a plus side to this. We caught up with many friends as Nelson used to be our home city. I love how easy it is to pick with people I haven't seen for a long while and have a great time catching up. We ate out most nights (the hips aren't so grateful) which is something we rarely do living in the Sounds. I could've cooked meals for these people but didn't like to make a mess in someone else's kitchen. That was my excuse anyway and it worked.
I had time to shop - as in clothes and shoes and a new lap top. Oh, and make up and books. I'm probably going to be banned from any place with a shop in it for a long time to come. and the coffee. Oh boy, did I make the most of coffee vendors. To the point I was on first name terms at one Nelson coffee cart.
We got to go for our walks in new territory. There are a lot of walking tracks in and around Nelson, and not all of them are as hilly or rugged as where we live.
So all in all, it was fun, and I'll have to convince our friends to go away again next year. I am a bit of a homebody though recently have decided I've been shut away down here too long and need to be out amongst it.
The lap top and I are taking time to get along, but hey, it's got new technology and I'm still used to working in the dim dark ages. If only it didn't lose nearly a chapter of work I might be more inclined to be friendly. The fact that I made a major blue doesn't let it off the hook.
Do you like moving around a lot, or are you a total home body?