4 years, 1 month.
With our firm closing date on January 29th, we are just about 6 weeks away from moving in to our much anticipated new home.
I would have to imagine that each remaining week leading up to our closing date is going to bring substantial new revelations; like this week, for example…
Our new house now has electricity! It’s alive!
So that means we now have a working thermostat on both the main floor and the upstairs. Plus, we have working light fixtures and ceiling fans.
Our front door is now installed as well; with a working doorbell.
Oh yeah, and the tile is in! It hasn’t been grouted yet, but it’s now laid down. Somehow I either forgot or just never realized that we have tile in both full bathrooms, as well as our laundry room. (I thought it was just one room.)
We attempted to take a few legitimate family pictures in our house, but there just must be something about a Ninja Turtle lovin’ 4 year-old boy that keeps him from making normal pictures.
Therefore, the whole family ends up taking a lot of silly pictures instead. We’ll take what we can get, I guess. It’s real life for us, so I’m not going to deny it!
As is our tradition, we of course drove over to the model house and visited the in-house agent. If for no other reason than checking in with her, to let you play with the snowman (your “baby”) and to check in on your “pizza parlor” (a piece of orange foam) underneath the Christmas tree.
As I mentioned in my previous letter, we visited the main 2 preschools we are considering enrolling you in once we move.
We also took another look at the swimming pool of the brand-new rec center, right around the corner from our new home.
Of course, we had the luxury of driving the sporty new 2015 Hyundai Sonata, equipped with Mommy’s favorite: seat warmers. It also came with a panaramic sunroof. We even got to see a rare migration of birds overhead that was so real it looked fake, like CGI or something!
You enjoyed singing your renditions of some holiday classics in the back seat…
We finished off the weekend with a trip to Big Lots to check out some furniture. After all, we’ll slowly be furnishing our new home as we go.
With us spending Christmas week with Nonna and Papa in Alabama, it will be 2 weeks before we see our house again.
I wonder what will be update on it by then… maybe the hardwood floors?
Catch up on the entire series of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Weekend. A lot of exiciting things happened!