As Emily has clearly fallen behind on her blogging, in an unfortunate moment of weakness I mentioned that I would step up and do a few posts to bring everyone up to speed on what we forgot to tell you about this summer. I always envisioned my first blogging attempt to be an exposition of political theory tied to some sort of conspiracy, but I guess life had other plans for me.
The first and probably most dramatic would have to be one of life’s most dreadful and feared events… MOVING. It all started last winter when we decided we had had enough of home ownership. About this time my boss John had also decided that now was the time for he and his wife to begin building a house, and he mentioned the possibility of renting his house out. Seeing an opportunity, we quickly began working on a scenario when we would sell our house, rent his and be done with home-ownership for good.
Starting in March we began to prepare the house to sell. We patched minor holes, repaired cracks in the walls, holes in the ceiling, touched up the paint, finished painting rooms we had started painting in 2009 and did everything I had always been meaning to do. We had the landscaping redone, painted the shutters, and found out just how nice the fence looked stained and not a plain greyed weathered look. Alas, this was not to be and to make a long story short, we were not able to sell ours, and ended up purchasing their house making us both landlords and homeowners all at once (But if you are interested in buying a lovely home on Haydon St, please let me know.)
By July we had set a move in date, July 31st, and began to pack as much of the house up as we could during every spare moment we had. We also made what would turn out to be one of the best decisions possible… we hired a mover, something we now recommend to any and all who will listen (it’s so great, you just pack up little things and look busy and they pick up all the heavy stuff and put it in a truck! Yes, you have to pay them but that is beside the point. It's so worth it!)
Finally, the move was over and we slept.
Except, we didn't. Because the cats took a few days to adjust to the new house and decided that the way to deal with their stress was to keep us up all night long, alerting us each time they discovered something new and different about....ANYTHING.
Unpacking went quickly and before we knew it, we were settled into the house. Unfortunately we were too tired and confused to take pictures of the house… but Emily assures me she will take some this week and upload them for all to see. That being said, look for pictures of the new house this Christmas after I get done Grizwalding this baby!
However Calvin and I didn't have long to get settled in the house before ...... Spain… But that is a story for another post… or 3….