What are those things I crossed off my list? Glad you asked.
Minor item 1: New house
We had a house under contract for six months, just waiting to sell our old one as we didn't want to have two mortgages at once. As we found out later, someone else was going to make an offer on our new house, which we couldn't have matched, but they were a day late in getting it put together.
|Even though it's 150 years old, it's new to us!|
We were supposed to have 24 hours to move everything we owned from one house to the other. Even though they are only 10 minutes apart at most, it still would've required a small miracle. We ended up getting three days to move, though it was basically done in two.
Minor item 3: The post move
Now that we're in, the original list of things we need to do has grown. The structure of the house is solid, and we're trying as much as possible to keep the integrity of the house by not making sweeping renovations/updates, but there are so many items the previous owners just didn't keep up with. Every day I find more things to put on my list. At least I like lists! The only thing we need to upgrade that we can't live without in the Midwest is air conditioning, so that will be added this spring.
|See those houses way off in the background? Those are some of our closest neighbors.|
|My to do list for outside work just got a little bigger as well.|
Less than two weeks after moving homes, Mama was hard at work moving Ruby from the womb to the real world. Papa is proud to present his third little lady, Ruby Edith, being held by her very excited sisters.
|One born on 1/3, two born on 2/3. Should be easy to remember.|
It is funny, though, that due to the long hours for everything, the stress of everything, and the lack of time available to eat, my weight has gone by the equivalent of two of her since she was born.