Friday, May 19, 2006

Home Sweet Home

Well, we are finally in our new place. I LOVE it!!! It is going to be so great for so many reasons. And if you read my last post, you can tell the kids, especially B, love it too.

The one thing that will be difficult to get used to is the fact that I now will be living in the city where I teach. I already had two 6th grade girls who came over to "visit" as I was hauling stuff in after they were home from school. One family lives right across the street from me. I have two of their kids in Language Arts and Study Hall, one being one of the girls who stopped over. My life will essentially be under a microscope. And not from always the best of people. Such is the one drawback of living where I am.

The only bad thing from yesterday's experience, aside from the fact that the closing to sell mine took almost two hours and the closing for my new one took 15 min!, was that I ended up with about half the money I thought I would after the completion of the sale ( minus my new downpayment and paying off a loan ). So I'm back to refiguring and working on deciding what I absolutely need at this point in time - such as finishing the fence in the back yard to allow the kids free reign without my worry of them ending up floating away in the river that is very close by! I also am in NEED (no matter what some may think) of putting in a dishwasher. I did not have one in this last house and while it wasn't a big deal with just me, with kids in the mix it's a nightmare. There are always dishes to be done, especially cups it seems! Beyond that, curtains and a little tikes picnic table that I wanted, etc, I'm waiting and will get things once in a while as time goes by.

But the house itself is great. It'll take a while yet to unpack the POD and get everything situated, not to mention the removal of wallpaper border in 5 rooms (I am just not a wall paper person!), painting, etc, but we're on our way. Can't wait to see what the future holds!

3 comments:

Julie said...

Yea! That is great news- I love the feeling of being in a new house- once I am unpacked anyway- I moved in a new house a couple years ago- still have boxes in the garage- but LOVE IT!!! I hope you enjoy your time!! and can hide from the neighbors! It will be great to be close to work!
So glad it all worked out!

Tamara said...

I second Julie - we moved into our new house in January (with Cookie as a newborn - ugh), and we too still have unpacked boxes everywhere. I'd blame it on the baby, but its been 5 months!
Congrats on the new place - so nice following the news about Bo.

Congrats on the new house! I'm so jealous. I want to move into a bigger house, but nothing I want is for sale. I need room for more kiddies!

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