Welp, it is final, we are out of the house we have been in for the past 8 1/2 years in the Mayberry-esque bedroom community to Nashville of Pegram. The house that was our solace post-9/11 after living through the event in Manhattan. The quiet and starry nights were just what the doctor ordered at the time, as was the jacuzzi tub that came with it (living just outside of town, we were able to get a new house for less with modern ammenities including a mother-in-law suite and gournet kitchen) It is the house that we brought our little guy home to and his home for the first five years of his life. I loved that house and it was a great place to live. However, there we issues we did not anticipate when we got it. The two acres of hills and woods were gorgeous and felt like a Gatlinberg retreat, but now we desire a more kid friendly flat fenced lot. Plus we were jonesin' to be back in town and to cut out the 30 minute commute, so we took advantage of the market being down and found a home in a great section of town that was priced as low as it could go. It is larger than the Pegram house, but, being an older home (built in 1935) it has great charm but little closets and bathrooms. We are excited though to be near great shopping and restaurants, not that there was anything wrong with Dollar General and the catfish kitchen! ;) Thanks for the memories little Pine Drive house, we'll miss ya!
(PS) My five year old boy read the truck when it pulled up "family moving and delivery", one of those proud mommy moments that ya feel the need to document somewhere!)
Watered-down earth mother, singer/songwriter and actress, Lauren Braddock Havey has penned a parenting memoir, A Journey to the Son, being released October 2009 by Two Harbors Press. She is also concurrently releasing a companion CD, a “folk-rock opera” of the same name. For more info, please visit www.ajourneytotheson.com