We own a house! An honest to goodness, not connected to another residence house! For some that's not a big deal, for me who's spent 95% of her adult life living in apartments, condos, and townhouses... well, it's a huge deal!
You see, back in 2008, after being in apartments for several years as a I bounced from state-to-state, I decided to settle down and I purchased this little nugget. Now, don't get me wrong, I loved it for years. It was absolutely perfect for the single woman with 1 car, 2 cats, and a very demanding job. Then I met Mr. Rogue and it was still great for the years while we were dating. Once he moved in, things got a little cramped, but still manageable.
My car fit in the garage okay with his 2 motorcycles. So what if his car was always relegated to driveway parking, right?! ;-) And like that we lived for 5 years despite the fact that the garage started getting a bit more cramped during the cold months with my Ninja tucked behind my car, his Multistrada parked on the side, and the Husky relegated to our storage unit several miles away. It wasn't a perfect arrangement, but it we made it work. Hey, when the real estate market tanks that badly, you think long and hard about selling a house that you owe more on than it's currently worth.
Thankfully the real estate market picked up enough that it didn't hurt quite so much for me to let my little townhouse go. So, on October 19th we handed over the keys to a new set of owners and we signed the papers on a gorgeous new house with a 3 car garage! Yes, it's true... 4 months after selling my fun little car because I was tired of our motorcycles being stuck outside spring, summer, and fall in combination with the fact that I barely drove it 2k miles a year, we moved into a house with a 3 car garage. Oh the irony, she burns!
Speaking of garages... can I just reiterate how wonderful it is to have one with a ton of space and an entire area dedicated to motorcycle parking? In the spring we'll add the garage door opener to that bay, but in the mean time, I'll just keep enjoying how awesome it is to walk into the garage and not trip over rear stands trying to get to the car.