The House

I feel like I am finally moved in. The large majority of my stuff is where it should be. I have once again started exploring around the Wallingford neighborhood. I am back in Seattle.

Yep, I am even back to lounging.

I suppose it is somewhat odd that I am actually writing this entry at the Bellingham Public Library on one of my numerous trips back up north (I believe it has been 5 days out of 13!) to take care of business up here. After tonight’s Young Life (the last of the year!), I will be done until August… the 180 round trip miles will not be missed. But again, I digress.

When two great friends bought a house (which has become “The House”) to use for their ministry, I was more than excited to live there for its first two years. It was a great experience. The friendships built there are some of the strongest I have ever had. When Greg and Angie mentioned that I would be welcome to come back when I returned to Seattle, it was something that I took to heart. Now that I am older and (hopefully) more mature, my role will be somewhat different. I won’t be learning what it means to live in a community, but I will be learning to help sustain that community and build up others who are learning what it means to live together with other believers. Plus I get to be around baby DiLoreto a lot! :)

The House is a beautiful old home (built around 1920ish) that sits about five blocks north straight up from Gas Works Park in the heart of Wallingford. A few short minutes from the University of Washington as well as Seattle Pacific University makes for a great location. While the upcoming year will probably be busy and stressful, I am happy to be back where I am. It’s a good place to be. If you want to see a few more pictures of my room at The House (and of course my books!), check out my Flickr set: The House. How I fit (nearly) everything in my room, I will never know, it is hard moving from a full apartment down to a room! Also, I will try and add the two group pictures from my first two years living here.

Categories: Daily Life, Photoblog
  1. June 14th, 2007 at 21:36 | #1

    Congrats on getting moved in! The place looks great. I actually really enjoyed your blog!

  2. Nancy
    June 15th, 2007 at 09:04 | #2

    Matt - the room looks great, not a bad size for a bedroom! I remember either picking you up or taking you home there once with your mom and Erin….are you in the same room you had then?
    Love ya,

  3. Anonymous
    June 15th, 2007 at 13:35 | #3

    My word, good job matt. Was that everything from your apartment or did you have to put some stuff in storage? Looks cozy. :)

  4. June 18th, 2007 at 00:48 | #4

    Thanks Nicole!

    It is good to be back at The House Nancy! I am not in the blue room any more (I miss the build in book shelves though!), now I am in the big room in the middle (usually two people lived in it). It is a nice size so I didn’t have to get rid of everything.

    Fortunately nothing had to go into storage. I do have a number of boxes in a storage closet here though. And I think I have to take my old recliner to the dump. :(

  5. Becky
    June 20th, 2007 at 15:28 | #5

    Sorry, that anonymous post is from me… :)

    I was actually wondering what happened to the bunk bed that used to be in your room. :P I know it’s hard to get rid of stuff that you don’t want to, but I’m glad you got to keep a lot of it!

    Are you joining us for SUCF?

  6. June 20th, 2007 at 17:07 | #6

    Oh so YOU are anon, welcome anon! ;)

    I tore down the bunk beds, they were in pretty bad shape. Pretty much starting everything fresh was a good way to go!

    I do believe I will be joining your for SUCF!

  7. Becky
    June 21st, 2007 at 23:55 | #7

    Haha, I think I was on someone else computer, so I wasn’t the default “post a comment”-er.

    I’m actually doing a bit of a rearranging of my room. I’ve never completely un-pack due to not having the proper storage, but with friends getting married and all :P , I was able to pick up some storage cube-y thingies.

    Anyway, it was good to see you at SUCF. Good discussion all around. I’ll be sure to read the whole passage next time. (I only got through chapter 3.) I expect to see a post about it sooner or later. ;)

  8. June 22nd, 2007 at 11:50 | #8

    Heh, no worries! It can be fun to rearrange things. Always kinda gives things a fresh feel to them.

    I am really enjoying Till We Have Faces. I think it will definitely allow for some interesting discussion… and I’m sure I will post about it sometime too. ;)

  9. Becky
    June 22nd, 2007 at 16:08 | #9

    have you read the book before?

  10. June 25th, 2007 at 00:33 | #10

    Nope, it is a new read for me. I have had a for a long time but never read it so this was the perfect opportunity!

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