We decided to stay with our friends from the Paper Garden. Meghan has graciously offered to let us have her space in the finished basement and their house has the benefit of a) housing the majority of our baby sitters. b) they have children and thus we don’t need to cart 12,000 toys with us and c)we stayed with them when our floors were being refinished and we know Jeffrey is comfortable staying with their home.
In the meantime, we’ve put an offer on a house in Greece. It’s not the school district that we want but it’s a great house and it’ll be fine for Jeffrey in elementary. The plan is that once the baby is finished with daycare we will once again pack up all of our shit and move. This time with more money and to a school district that I approve of.
The house is awesome. It’s 15 minutes to daycare, 12 minutes to work……. what luxury and joy. Has 3 good sized bedrooms and a gigantic bathroom. We’ll be able to have our office, and the kitchen has counter space everywhere! Also it has the added benefit of an attached garage. Something that Jeffrey requested at the very first house we looked at. Apparently he doesn’t like to get wet when he walks to the car. Who knew? Our closing date is tentatively set for Jan 28th and we’re hoping to replace some carpeting and paint some walls before we actually move in. The nice part about staying with B & D is that while we don’t want to impose forever, we can take our time moving in and get everything ready first. No having to sleep on the dining room floor because the mattress won’t fit up the stairs. Check out the tour if you’re interested.
So we’re excited. A little overwhelmed with all that needs to come first. Christmas, moving, Jeffrey’s birthday, painting and carpet installation and then moving again. All in the space of about two months. I can feel the exhaustion setting in already.
Oh, and did I mention? The baby started crawling on Sunday. It’s both awesome and terrifying. So excited to see what next year brings. 🙂