This view relaxes me. Five minutes of sitting on the step, and the stress of moving starts to pass. I forget about the fact that Pete and Thing 1 are gone for 2 1/2 weeks and will get home one day before school starts. I forget that I haven’t slept in a real bed in over 2 weeks. I forget that I don’t know where my shoes, band aids or favorite pans have ended up. I start to feel like, maybe, someday, our old house will be ready to sell.