Well that was a much needed mini vacation over the weekend. Hubs managed to get caught up with all of the house projects and we decided to go visit my parents for the holiday.
It was a relaxing and uneventful trip, which is just what we needed. We were able to spend the entire day out to ourselves celebrating our 5th anniversary Saturday, and even had the opportunity to take Little out for some time with just Mom and Dad. She was a little confused at first leaving her brothers at Grandma and Grandpa’s but she had a good time. We trekked up to Toys R Us and FINALLY found her Transformers. She is all about Rescue Bots right now, and I’ve been looking for some toys for like… almost two months. I couldn’t find them ANYWHERE but eBay and those were stupid expensive. I mean I know there is some collectible value to them, but I don’t care about that. I just want my Little to have her “robots” to play with and hand me down to her brothers eventually. So, she was super excited to see those. I’m not sure who was more excited, myself or my Little. We embarrassed Hubs with our fangirl squeals I think.
Hubs and I also found the furniture to fill in the extra rooms at the new house, and a few random decorating things to stage our current home, which we are so close to listing it’s not even funny. There are just a few minor things to finish. Like stupid, mundane, tedious things which take a whole lot of time but minimal effort. The biggest thing we have left to do is deep cleaning. Taking tooth brushes to soap scum and the like. My least favorite part of the entire adventure. lol. It needs to be done anyway because I haven’t had an opportunity to do much deep cleaning since the Twins were born, but I REEEEEEEEALLY don’t want to do it, BECAUSE I haven’t had a chance to do it since the Twins were born. lol. Four months of neglected grout and insane Nowheresville hard water stains are no joke. We actually might have a cleaning service come in and do it depending on how much the quote is anyway. I called them Friday but I guess everyone was out of the office because we haven’t heard back from them yet. Either way, it has to be done whether I do it, or we hire some one to do it. After that? All I have to do is maintain the level of show readiness to sell this thing.
I sincerely hope one of the first people that come look at this house put in a decent offer, and we can just move on forward with everything. We’re already almost a month behind waiting for various projects to be finished and contractors to schedule us in. I’m honestly not sure if we’re doing to make the 90 day deadline, but even if we don’t all we have to do is go back up to the builders and pick a new lot. There are plenty available at the site, it’s just a matter of getting into one. The one we picked was a popular corner lot, but really at this point I don’t even care. I just want the house to be built so we can get settled in, get Little in school, get myself back to school, and take it easy for a while.
My other plans ended up falling through even before they really got started. It’s a little bit disappointing, but not entirely. It’s not that I can’t still move forward with them, it’s just that my time can be better spent elsewhere right now. I’m probably going to get a part time job just to put Hubs’ mind at ease with our finances. We have more than enough on his income alone, but his anxiety on top of the big transitional move is really eating away at him. This will be the first time he’s moved out of Nowheresville to a permanent location of his own.
He moved around a bit with his first wife, but it was only from apartment to apartment. He never really set down roots with a house, and putting a kid in school before. It’s a really big deal. We aren’t even going that far away from Nowheresville, but it’s far enough away for him to be ultra anxious about it. He’s a small town kid. Moving to the Suburbs is intimidating for him, even though it’s the best and most logical choice for our family. He really would be rather moving farther AWAY from the city, not into it. lol. I’ve promised him a house in the country when the kids are grown and we don’t need our suburban home anymore. I think that’s the only reason he’s consenting to the move in the first place. lol.
I’m not exactly looking forward to those days, but that’s what marriage is all about isn’t it? Give and take. I get my house in the Burbs to raise the kids, he deserves his cabin in the cornfield to retire in.