Well folks, we are moved! We managed, with a terrific realtor, and a dynamite mortgage guy, to close in two weeks! So the whole process only took a month, which was a blessing and a curse all in one. Moving day was last Saturday, and it ended up stretching into Sunday due to not quite enough help on the loading side, which ended up exhausting John and Bruce, which resulted in John locking the keys in a running car containing our cat. An hour and a half and a locksmith later, they were on the road to our new home! Unfortunately, it was far too late to unload that day, so we did it in the morning. Unloading took much less time, and we saw the mettle of our new neighbors, who unhesitatingly pitched in to help move our piano! The kids LOVE the new house! They each have their own room, (and John and I are enjoying having a room of our own again too!!), Erik has graduated to a Big Boy Bed, and the fenced in backyard is, to put it lightly, an enormous blessing. We have spent hours out there everyday just soaking up the good weather. It's raining today, so we are stymied. How did I get along without a fenced yard for so long??...
I am doing better. I'm done with round four of the antibiotics, and so far so good!
John I think likes his new job. The people are nice, the hours are better, he doesn't have to commute at all, and the benefits are great. He hasn't really done anything like work yet, he's just been training, so we'll see what the real evaluation will be in a few weeks.
So all in all, life is darn good. I love that I'm so much closer to family and friends now, and as soon as I'm totally well, and John brings home the other car from our old house, I fully intend to take advantage of it. I'm also close enough to go to my old doctor, and that is very exciting for me. Things are definitely looking up!
The Almighty Liz