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A Bizarre Birthday Present

My Mom: Happy Birthday.
Me: Thanks
Mom: BTW, we're moving to where your sister lives. We bought a house and we've put our current one up for sale already.

Currently they live 30 minutes from me. My sister lives in Latrobe, about 2½ hours away.

Uhm, yeah. Funny timing, that. Happy birthday to me.

P.S. There's a whole lot more to it than that, but the timing is all I'm commenting on here. 🙂

2 Responses to "A Bizarre Birthday Present"

  1. My folks lived about 20 minutes from where my wife and I bought a house. For years they pestered us about grandkids. When we finally had our boys in early 2006 and 2007, my folks pulled up their stakes and moved about 8 hours away. They had the nerve to call me on my birthday last year and complain about never seeing my kids. Yeah, so easy to travel 700 miles round trip with a 2 and 3 year old.

    Oh, and Happy Birthday!

  2. After spending 6 years living a thousand miles from our parents, we couldn't see moving back to the same city, so we moved back and kept a 100 mile buffer. Long enough to keep them from showing up unexpectedly, short enough to visit whenever we want. A few hours away can be a good thing.