We closed on the new house today!! Whooo hoo!!
The kids came to the closing and right afterwards we went to the new house and did a happy dance! :)
We were a little bit excited. :)
Then we started moving in our boxes and boxes of stuff. The fancy new house will be “lived in” in no time! Tomorrow is the official moving day. We’ve had several friends offer to help us move (crazy friends!) so hopefully we can get it all done this weekend. Wheee… What a crazy summer it has been!
We hosted our first dinner party at the new house tonight. It was perfect. :) I picked up pizza, brought seltzer, grapes, and apple cinnamon crescent rolls for dessert. We had our HVAC guy (who loves our house as much as we do) and our new neighbor (who loves her solar, net-zero house as much as we love ours) and the four of us and the dog. We had a few folding chairs. Birthday napkins I grabbed at the last minute. Running water!! Whoohoo!! :) It was a great time. I’m looking forward to many more, maybe with furniture next time. :)
She’s got one lesson under her belt. <3
The 2027 season of FLL started tonight. Big changes this year. We are holding it at the tech center, with assistance from the First Robotics Club (high school team), and generous support from the principal of the tech center. This year we will be running THREE teams, instead of the usual one! Twenty eight kids! It’s crazy!
Tonight I challenged them to write their names in Legos.
Stopped by the house today and there are so many pretty colors! I can’t believe how close we are getting!
I love the guest room and laundry room color! (Colonial Yellow)
Eve’s room. (Jamaica Bay)
Most of the house is this pale blue color. (Honest Blue)
Eve picked up her flute tonight. She is so excited! It was a crazy night at “instrument pick-up” where all the 5th graders in the district showed up for their new band instruments.
She also started sewing, all on her own. She sewed up a stuffed animal that Arlo chewed the eye off of, and today, after Arlo got her doggie, Eve went right to work. She does a great job too!
We stopped by this afternoon expecting to see some painted walls, but instead we got floors and trim! Cool, but, hmm…. We were surprised that floors and trim come before paint.
So much going on. More than just the new house. But I don’t have the time or energy to go into details. Issues selling this house. Work is good. Kids are good, but need lots of dental work. Open house at school last night. Life is busy! Grad courses have started again. Eve will be playing the flute this year. Projects going on. But, for the moment, we have a new kitchen! Or at lease the start of one. :)
A boy and his dog on a stormy afternoon.
I’m so excited for an island! Lots of bins for recycling too!
Arlo does not love our visits to the new house. We let him off lease to explore yesterday and he seemed to enjoy the view. :) I think he’ll like it more when it’s less echoy and more filled with stuff he recognizes. :)
More later. Someday. <3
Today was an exciting visit to the new house! Notice anything different?! :)
We ran into a friend and his son, who is Eve’s friend, on the way over and they came along for the tour. I was surprised to see the green sheet rock, but he told me its a moisture resistant version. That makes sense.
Upstairs family room area
Same room, looking the other way, towards the stairs
Guess what’s in the garage?!
A solar panel power thingy! (very technical, I know!)
And a garage door! Whoo hoo!
We scheduled the closing date today. Mid-October. I can’t wait!!!
We also scheduled a tentative closing date for our current house. The inspection went well the other day and we are moving forward with the sale. It has been a little more turbulent of a process than the new house has, but I know we’ll get there and everything will work out well in the end. And, believe it or not, the end is near!