I've been so behind on posting in general, for reasons I'm sure many of you can relate to. Mainly, life, however blessed and sweet, has seemed to fill my time to capacity this last few weeks.
I've gotten particularly behind on the real estate news. So, here's a brief update:
1) We sold Watsonwood, closing the first week of February. (This was right before we left for Winter Park, and made the vacation immeasurably more enjoyable.) We were pleased with the renovation and the sale. 2) Andy completed and sold Turley, closing the last week in March. Again, we were pleased with the end results. (The deal seemed shaky to the very end, due to the buyers being non-English-speaking refugees and putting exactly 0 dollars down, including closing costs. We didn't think this was possible in 2010 but they pulled it off AND got the $8,000 tax credit.)
3) We purchased our new project, Foxview, the same week as the Turley closing. To summarize, it is the newest house we've ever purchased and the easiest renovation Andy's ever undertaken. He's enjoying the project and we're hoping to keep it as a rental. Pictures below:
4) We even have a new project in the works, which should be closing in about 1 1/2 weeks. We'll post more information about it then.
It had been a challenging visit to Target with the kids already, for which I take most of the responsibility since a) it was my idea and b) it was about 9 pm. We were just finishing up our trip by picking out new drinking glasses, when Will just sank to the floor, due to a combination of fatigue and frustration at his material desires going unfulfilled.
Sophie immediately fell on top of him. This seemed to me to be primarily just to be irritating, but she was also suffering from the same combination of afflictions as her brother. As we from the deep South might say, she was 'on him like white on rice'.
"Aarrggh! Get her off me!" he cried as he struggled to get away from her. "She's... she's like a TICK!"
My frustration and embarrassment at their antics dissolved into giggles. We quickly made our final selections and left.