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A Week In Review

January 15th, 2009

We have had much going on here in our little family this week.   The biggest hurrah has been that Casey started his new job!   For those readers who have been with me since this fall, you know that we moved to Atlanta for a new job, but came back shortly thereafter.   It’s been a whirlwind few months as Casey looked into other options, but he has finally landed into a new company.   It’s exciting for him, and a big change for us:  while Casey was on the hunt, he was home for long stretches of each day.   Kenny and Cooper got pretty used to not only having Daddy around to play, but to having family dinners at 5:00.   Now as we adjust to our new schedule of Days Without Daddy and dinner a whole lot later than five!

As if that weren’t enough, we are in the process of buying a new house!   We have always wanted to live in the historic district of the town we live close to.   We have house-hunted for over three years, but with our parameters (parking spot, enough yard for Dudley to wee wee in, and within an affordable price range), we kept striking out.   Until now.   After four weeks of back and forth negotiations, the sellers of an adorable little yellow house just off of Main Street have accepted our offer and we are in the process of doing home inspections and the like, counting down to a closing date in early March!  

It will be a huge change for us:   Now we live in a fairly large 4 bedroom house  on the waterfront with a dock, a kayak and  a big fenced yard  with a swing set.   Soon we are facing a (pretty darn tiny) 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath city house with only enough land for, literally, Dudley to wee wee in.   Now we are 15 minutes from the grocery store and 30 minutes from church, the mall and most of our social life.   Soon we will be able to walk to pretty much anywhere we want to go, including to get together with friends, and church and the mall    will be no more than  a quick 10 minute hop down the road.   And the city itself is on the water, so we can still kayak and fish, just not out of our own backyard.   Soon we will be in the rhythm of city life – big public parks to walk to, a front porch to sit on and watch the city go by and awesome safe places to go for long walks and runs.   Not to mention Dudley’s favorite dog park is 2 miles away.  

I know that the space in the house will be tough to get used to – as will not having a yard – but living in town will make the whole city our living room and with the city playground a four block walk, I know that our days are going to really perk up.     And Casey and I are looking forward to sitting on that gorgeous front porch after the kids go to bed and drinking wine and watching the world go by.   Good bye TV!

I am still holding my breath a little… because it’s an historic home, I know that the home inspection may turn up something.   The house has been owned by the same family since 1901, so the current owners have never had an inspection.   Still, barring a foundation that’s about to collapse, I’m sure that whatever turns up can be fixed, right?

More to come on the big family move!


  1. Stephanie says

    Oooh, the new house sounds heavenly!!!! We moved last year to the boonies for a 4 bedroom from the “city” (if you could call it that, we were a lot closer than we are now, let me tell ya) with a 3 bedroom. But I’m spoiled. I refused to make any of my 3 kids share a room. I’m too much of a sleep freak for that!

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  2. Kimmie says

    You’ll get used to the size difference in no time. We went to a house that is 1000 sq less than our last house and it works. 😀 Plus, we will only be 15 mins from each other now!!! yay!!! 😛

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