Saturday, October 27, 2012

Gone and back...

Gone and back already. The kids did quite well without us for a few days and it was good to get away, just the two of us for a change. Being able to stay at Fred's house was such an advantage and the closing went well. The weather was nice, we even got to go to the beach. There were still a few diehards in the water, I wasn't quite that adventurous, but just being near the ocean was wonderful! I feel like I know the area a little better already, it's easier to find my way around and still I am finding a lot of neat things to see. We found this cool cemetery right off the main road, ancient tombstones....

the whole city is just really cool. We had some great meals (and since there were only the two of us, it was a lot less expensive too :)), saw a bunch of tourists, did a lot of walking and had a good time. Some day maybe we will get to live down there, but for now it will be a rental property. In fact the owners are still renting from us for now until they find a new home. Oh I forgot that I got two speeding tickets on the way down, not one, TWO!!! I couldn't even believe it! All that because of those stupid trucks that are impossible to get away from. At least the first one didn't carry any points and I am working on the second one... :)

Now it's back to normal around here, I had a lot of catching up to do on my pages and everything else. The house really wasn't bad, Gabrielle did a great job keeping everything neat and she did a lot of cooking. I just finished the last meatball she made, yumm! I should put her on cooking duty more often :)

Our life is back to running around for appointments, performances, school events, looking for colleges, working on SAT improvements and all the other good stuff that comes with raising kids, it never ends! At least I still have time to do some scrapping and keep up with the gallery...

they are all a little mixed up, but who cares.
I am currently up to date with my PL pages as well, yay!!!

I think it's a very rewarding project, even if it can be a pain to keep up with at times. I am looking forward to going through the pages a few years from now, enjoying the memories!

Well, time to get back to doing laundry etc etc... :)

Monday, October 8, 2012

We did it!!

As some of you have seen on FB already, we went ahead and bought the house, I still wake up in a cold sweat sometimes, thinking that we did a totally insane thing! At least we didn't experience a stock market crash and all our assets disappeared LOL Worse comes to worse we can always sell and stay here or go somewhere else, right?

We are going down for the closing and spend a few days in Freddie's house, that should be a nice little vacation without the kids. Gabrielle is going to hold down the Fort around here. Good thing she has her license, she is going to have to drive Michael to school in the morning and then the two of them. We are working on finding a place for her to park at school. Spots are very hard to come by.

Here are a couple of pics of the property. These are from the listing and really not very good, but it's all I have at the moment. I am not even showing the inside or else you might fall over backwards. There is a ton that needs to be done!

I really like the little pool, it's a saline pool, I don't even know how to take care of that. What I am worried about is the size, there are no basements in Charleston, so storage is hard to come by. For me as a packrat, this is going to be especially hard. We'll see what the future holds. I am not even thinking about selling our house here for now, I'd have to take a match to all the stuff we have :)

Every morning I click on my weather app to see what the temperature is going to be in Charleston, I like to torture myself. Here it's in the 50s, down there it's in the 70s and 80s. Some people like the cold, I don't. Not anymore. I used to be really keen on seasons, now you can keep them. I'd like a little snow for Christmas and that's it! In fact we were talking about spending Christmas down there the other day and the girls almost had a fit. They don't want any part of spending Christmas with palm trees, they want snow and the pine tree and so forth. I'm not sure what they think it's like down there in the winter, it's not going to be in the 80s either. Oh well, we shall see what the future holds.

I am finally caught up with my PL

these are just the last few, I won't bore you with all of them. Now to do last week's...

Never say Never!

Well, here I am creating my very own blog! I was always very sure I would never get into this blogging "thing", but here I am. I hope you will enjoy finding out a little about my not so interesting life!