May 13, 2010
Here's what's happened since last we spoke.
On Mother's Day we signed the lease. Then we got to see the cottage again briefly. Let's just say there was a lot we missed the first time in our race to write a check. Here's a partial list:
-Neither of the girls' rooms has a closet.
-The one and only bathroom has mold growing around the window and has no exhaust/ventilation.
-The kitchen has hideously painted counters and a lovely orange faux finish
-Emma's bedroom has plywood walls which have wallpaper that is u-g-l-y and which is not completely attached to the wall
-Emma's bedroom doesn't have a door.
-Maddie's room also has a lovely faux finish only it's done over wallpaper.
-Oh and there's more ugly wallpaper in the bathroom.
-It's f-i-l-t-h-y. The whole house. I can't imagine how someone can live the way the last tenant lived. Messy I can handle, filth I can not.
-There appears to be almost no natural light. I thrive in natural light.
O.M.G. What have we done? I know you want to see pictures of the inside but I'm not sure I can handle facing that much truth right this second. Instead I've included these pictures of what I wish the inside looks like. I'm completely overwhelmed with all that I have to do with packing and cleaning and moving the old house and then when I think of all the cleaning and fixing and painting and disinfecting that needs to be done at the new house, it just about does me in.
Lest I leave you with the impression that it has all been bad this week, let me say that this past week has brought some great things:
-I got to spend last Saturday visiting with one of my besties who was quick to offer her help with the house.
-I had a wonderful Mother's Day and spent the day being treated like a queen.
-Maddie shadowed at the Village high school yesterday and loved it there. She already has plans and has given her # out to new friends.
-I gave a friend a tour of the cottage yesterday and she was full of ideas and offers of help.
-We got the appraisal back on our house and it was the number we needed it to be.
-For 20 minutes yesterday I sat in the Village coffee shop, just me and my laptop looking out on Main Street remembering why we are doing all of this in the first place.