Even though you haven't seen me much around these parts, I am still alive, and I'm writing from the new house. We are finally here, and boy do we have our work cut out for us. If your friends with Joel on Facebook, you can check out his "Cribs" video here where he explains where the salmon carpet and old linoleum will be going and gives a tour of the house. If not, I will be posting pictures soon, and hopefully documenting our updates and renovations.
Right now, we're just trying to sort through all the stuff we have collected over the past year at the duplex (that I swear has supernaturally multiplied), and get the new place clean. It feels great. We have so much space to just live, and Scout is noticeably happy with a back yard to romp around in. She was also great enough to take off down the block and introduce us to all the neighbors (i.e. she escaped, and we had to chase her, "Nice to meet you here's our unruly dog!").
All of that aside, I'm feeling fortunate right now. As my family is on their way from Ardmore, with more furniture in tow, and Joel is at his grandparents picking up hand me down yard equipment, I can't help but realize how wonderful our support system is. Joel's parents made this home a possibility for us, getting us on our feet in the world of credit, and friends are lending helping hands with the move. Thank you to all, because I'm not sure Joel and I would even be here without you.
I've already spent too much time on the computer, after all there are plenty of things left to unpack and to do. As everything unfolds, get ready to see it.