The title of this post was taken from the song Our House by Crosby, Still, Nash and Young.
I have a love hate relationship with my lawn. I hate mowing it, but I love when it's done. Last month my dad called and asked me out to dinner. I told him I couldn't because my lawn desperately needed to be mowed. I came home from school that day, and my lawn was done. Dad had come over and mowed it for me so that we could meet up with him for dinner. While I hated that my dad worked on my lawn, I should be doing his lawn, I was very appreciative. On a side note I need to add that later that week my brother in law Mikie came over to check on my lawn. I have to mention how much I love him for looking after me. Anyway, some mornings I wake up and force myself to get the lawn mower out. Is the grass usually too damp to mow, absolutely. Do I usually care that the grass is to damp to mow, absolutely not. My mower gets clogged several times, but I am able to take care of it. All of this kinda leads me in a round about way to the new house. There is much more lawn there and I am so going to have to buy a riding lawn mower. Oh, want to hear about the house :).
I haven't said much about it because I was afraid that something would keep it from happening. The loan has been sent to the underwriters, and it looks like within the next two weeks I should be closing. There are no words to describe how excited I am. It is a great house! We are going from about 1,200 sq. feet to almost 3,000 sq. feet. It's not as accessible for Mikayla as I would like, but that just means I'll have to make some changes. It has four bedrooms, three and a half baths, two kitchens (one on the main floor and one in the finished basement), family room, living room, dining room, and three car garage. This house has more closets than I've ever seen in my life. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet, and everywhere you turn around there's another one. It also has a nice patio and a garden. It's in a great little neighborhood and about two blocks from our church. I'll post pictures once it is mine :).
I've started packing, not a lot, but little things here and there. I went through a ton of stuff after Mike passed, and put aside the things that were the most important to me. I think it's time to scale down a little more and get rid of some things that I'm not particularly attached to. Even when I get rid of things I don't really need it's going to be a big task to pack all this stuff up. The house itself won't be to bad, but I'm dreading the garage. For the most part I've totally ignored it for the last year, and I know it's going to be emotional. All of Mike's Star Wars figures are packed up out there. I'm not talking about a few here and there, he probably has five or six hundred figures in their packages neatly stored in boxes. I won't ever get rid of them, but I'm not sure what to do with them either. All of his books are out there, and I won't get rid of them, but going through them will be hard.
I know this post is kind of a hodgepodge of stuff, but right now it's what's going on in my life. I'll post about the end of the school year in a few days. I have some great pictures to post.