Well good news is that I think I found a place that we can live during the renovations. It’s a couple of towns over (about a half hour from where the kids go to day care and I go to work). In a nice neighborhood and near a golf course so G should be happy! The price is right and they want a short term renter as well!!! Thank You Craig’s List! It was really nice, brand new gourmet kitchen, nice size bedrooms upstairs (three of them in fact), small but cute family room a couple of play rooms in the front. It’s far from our friends but I really do think it will work. The hardest will be on weekends but we’ll be at the pool with our peeps so it should be too bad. Soccer will be tough to get to as well; but whatever.
We’re meeting the architect this weekend to find out budgets/timelines etc. Then we’ll know if it is really affordable or if we’ll be living in our car.
On the way back from our temporary home (see what I did there, positive thinking) I started thinking about what we would need to store, what we would need to bring and what we could leave. So I thought… hmm I should start writing this down! Hence….
I took one of my favorite pads that is already divided into three lists and renamed those “Bring” “Store” “Leave.”
The good thing about this place is that there are actually LOTS of places that we could store things there so we won’t have to spend anything on additional storage. We, and when I say we, I mean movers, can just bring the boxes/furniture over to the new place and leave them in the garage or basement. Then
we the movers can bring them back when our house is done.
Cross your fingers that this all works!
In other fun news, we went to see the Fresh Beat Band yesterday for D and E’s birthday. SO MUCH FUN!!!! Not even being ironic there. It really was, D’s jaw hit the ground when they came on stage. Here was how we told him.
I will say, the theater we saw them in is lovely, but the ushers are so ridiculous. First of all, it’s a bunch of toddlers in the audience. Second of all, when the BAND tells said toddlers to get up and dance in the aisles, let the kids dance in the aisles. Don’t come up all scary and tell them to get back to their seats. Thirdly, it’s most of said toddler’s first time at an event like this and even if it’s not it’s a milestone. So while yes, the no cameras/cellphones/video camera rule is important give it a freakin’ rest when parents are trying to capture the excitement on their kids faces!
Clearly it also didn’t stop me from filming this gem! FBB Live at the State Theater!