Signed, Sealed (But Not Quite Delivered)

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Welp, it's official: we're moving.

Not too far, and not out of the state; we're just moving a little further south to be a little more centrally-located to everything that we like about this area. We're moving out of our drafty, temperature-finicky Victorian rental and into a Colonial end-unit townhouse with a fenced-in backyard (with no pool! Thank goodness!) and tons of kids in the neighborhood. Our next-door neighbor appears to be an older woman with a righteous garden, and we're minutes from the country club, walking.

Not that we'll ever belong to the country club, but it's nice to know that it's within walking distance.

We signed our new lease today and gave notice to our current landlord, who took it about like we expected him to. We have plans to rent the Dumpster and have a yard sale. We're trying to nail down the official transition date so that we can start Ana in her new school and, you know, have a place to sleep.

I'm pretty excited. Not only is this house laid out better for our family, but we're allowed to PAINT. And HANG PICTURES. I probably need permission before planting flowers or a garden, but I'm thinking I'll just go the container route this year. Some pretty galvanized pots with basil, oregano, dill, parsley, marjoram ... yum. And maybe tomatoes,despite the failure mine were this past year.


If we decide that we like the area--which we do so far, but we won't know for sure until we live there--and things are working out employment-wise, we're going to consider buying here. I'm a little sad that the dream of moving back to the South is slipping away, but maybe it's just being postponed until the kids are out of the house and our schedules are a little more flexible. Or maybe I'll end up loving the mid-Atlantic coast and consent to spending summer vacations on the Jersey shore. Who knows? All I know is that I am PUMPED for a change in scenery.

Most likely. We've signed the lease; we need to send it back to the property management company and have the landlord sign it. But after the negotiations we've been under and the agreements that we've come to, I'd be surprised if the homeowner backed out now.

But still. Keep your fingers crossed for us.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you're movin' on up :) Good luck with the transition!


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