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The transition from Steeler Country to Cajun Country
Making a Move
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By Angie Dilmore
In June 2007, Angie Kay Dilmore and her family moved from their hometown of Pittsburgh, Pa. to Lake Charles, La. The transition from Steeler Country to Cajun Country has been an ongoing adventure. Follow this freelance writer as she finds her way in ...
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Adventures of a Yankee in Cajun Country
In June 2007, Angie Kay Dilmore and her family moved from their hometown of Pittsburgh, Pa. to Lake Charles, La. The transition from Steeler Country to Cajun Country has been an ongoing adventure. Follow this freelance writer as she finds her way in a new state, a new town. The adjustment is an ongoing adventure.
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Iíve taken a bit of a blogging hiatus, maybe youíve noticed. But I do have an excuse. I normally report on my travels and adventures, but the truth is, I havenít gone anywhere recently! Instead, Iíve been MOVING. Yes, we finally sold our home in Moss Bluff and moved into the home in Lake Charles that we bought 6 MONTHS AGO!


So weíve been unpacking boxes and trying to find places for clothes, furniture, dishes, you name it. Itís been a challenge, moving from 2300 or so square feet of home to 1700ish square feet. Where do we put everything! But we knew this going in. Downsizing. That's the whole point. How much space does a couple, with an occasional son or two visiting, need? In preparation for the move, weíd been purging closets and cupboards for months. Apparently, it wasnít enough. So I continue to practice the 3 Gs -- Goodwill, garage sale, garbage.


Itís a good feeling, really, eliminating everything that we donít really need, want, or use. We just donít need that much STUFF! De-cluttering makes life simpler, easier, less stressful.


The last time we moved was seven years ago Ė from Pittsburgh to Moss Bluff. Odd that I canít really recall how long it took for us to get comfortable in the new place; how long till the boxes were cleared from rooms and each nick nack had a home. We had boxes in our attic that had never been unpacked, and now they are sitting in our garage. No way are they going up into this attic! If we havenít used something in the past seven years, we probably never will.


For now, Iím a bit preoccupied with picture placements, towel bar installations, kitchen and master bath remodeling, and finding Bobís missing fingernail kit. But I hope to be back on the road exploring again soon.




When was the last time you moved and how long did it take you to settle in and get comfortable?

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