That’s right, I am happy to report that we are moving to a home that I LOVE! Why?? Because I didn’t quite feel as though I had enough on my plate what with the whole new fall catalog, the ABC expo, new product release, new patterns, school starting, and so on.
The house is in a great neighborhood and just minutes from the elementary school. This home is definitely an upgrade from where we are now, the place I refer to as the “slum”. I refuse to invite anyone over because this place is horrible. The cupboards are all warped from water damage. The tile is chipped in several places from previous tenants. A couple doors won’t open/shut properly because the pot-smoking maintenance guy stripped the screws when changing out the locks. Speaking of the moron…He cleaned out the drier vent with 6 coat hangers connected together. He installed carpet and didn’t pound down the carpet tacs so they kept stabbing us in the feet. The carpet in the kids room has a ripple in it that’s just getting worse and there is nothing we can do about it. Nests of carpenter ants live in the walls and it’s a constant battle to keep them out of the house. If we leave the master bedroom door closed, the room starts to reek of stale cigarette smoke. I could go on, the list is very long, but I would rather think about how much I’m going to love the new house.
This is probably the best thing to happen to me since inventing my super adorable Dapper Snapper kids belts… oh, wait… I meant the birth of my children and the day I got married!
This is a place that we can not only call home, but will actually BE a home! It’s been a while (since just after we moved here) that we have felt at home and I am so thrilled to be able to feel that again.
It’s going to be amazing to have no carpets to worry about, have a (meager) screened lanai, a little fenced in yard for Sammy to play in (previous renters put plexiglass windows in the fence for their dog), kids have their own rooms (important now that Super Dude is starting to be very aware of private parts and doesn’t want Bug to see him), and most importantly; I won’t be embarrassed to invite people over for dinner. I am already planning out the housewarming in my head…. (not that I am having a housewarming in my head, but a housewarming for the house. It will be grand and fabulous and all of you will want to be there (but, the house isn’t quite that big, so I will include you in spirit)!
The other nice thing about the house is the proximity to Super Dude’s school, although it’s not as close to the shop as where we are currently. But I won’t grumble about it being 5 minutes away as opposed to 3 blocks.
Overall, it’s seeming pretty perfect for our little family. I don’t know if I have expressed it accurately or not, but I am just a little excited. The only and I mean ONLY bad thing is that we have to wait until after the 1st to move in… boo! So who wants to help us move?