kids, breakfast, clean up house to make it show ready in case we got a call, take 2 kids to riding lessons, take 4 kids with me to the grocery store, pick up 2 kids from riding lessons, back to the house for lunch, clean house again, drop 5 kids off at our friends' house, haul myself and baby to the other side of town to the title office...
2:57 p.m.! I made it with 3 minutes to spare!
Sign, sign, bounce baby, sign, sign, nurse baby at closing table because ain't nobody got time to worry about whether or not anyone minds, meet sellers, shake hands, ask questions, poke husband so he takes notes because baby is just now falling asleep.
4:16 p.m.- finished! Keys in hand!
Tommy to the pizza place to pick up dinner, Dwija to friends' house to rescue them from our passel of children, immediate driving to the new place for pizza and coca cola classic (it's always the one and the ONLY way to christen a new house. period) and juice boxes and cookies and ice cream with no furniture but thankfully plenty of toilet paper. Much trampoline. Very barn. Hiking, walking, climbing.
9:16 p.m. - finally arrive back at current house with many very tired but happy kids and two similarly tired but even happier parents.
Anyway, that's sort of like 7 quick takes about a single afternoon, isn't it?
Today has been different but even more exhausting. A showing of the current house at 1 p.m. (yay!) (oh, do you wanna see the listing? Here it is. ), taking the first real load of stuff over there, cleaning up the new place, trying to soothe the neurotic dog panicking because she's never gone down a staircase in her entire life (pro tip, dog: if you don't want to come down the stairs, stop going up them. Derp.)
We'll call these "before," okay?
|No edits. This is the kind of day postcards are made of.|
|not the front porch. this leads to the mud room/laundry room|
|the view from the side porch into laundry, then kitchen, then den|
|This will make a great "before" shot, what with all the trash and stuff in it.|
|Now we've stepped into the kitchen that will very shortly go bye bye (it's the worst room in the place)|
|Gangam Style in the dining room|
|many, many, many old monitors and televisions were left for us. yay....?|
|now into the den. Those windows to the right are facing south.|
|now the south-facing windows are behind me. Another t.v.? Yes.|
|now back into the dining room (you like our table and chair set, I know you do.) Den is to the left, kitchen ahead and right.|
|3 season porch off the dining room with exterior door that leads to the deck at the side of the pool|
|View of the 3 season out of the kitchen window|
|view into the 3 season from the dining room. Kitchen window on the left.|
|view of the pool and part of the yard from inside the 3 season. (ceiling fans EVERYWHERE)|
|walk back thru the dining room into living room|
|master bedroom to the left|
|front door (with covered porch) straight ahead|
|sitting room on the other side|
|another view of the sitting room|
|and then the oldy olderson verticalish staircase with the world's best door|
|and back around to the built in bookcase and the doorway to the kitchen/dining room|
|remember the master?|
|nothing too fancy, but the views, man. the views can. not. be. beat.|
What did I forget?
Oh! Downstairs bathroom...
|Is that a pantry next to the fridge? (mud room on the right)|
|psych! potty time.|
|not even the abandoned televisions can mar this sweetness|
Wow. That's good enough for today, right? How about the rest of the outside and the upstairs later? Photo overload. Mea culpa.
Is it naptime?