Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! A Joyous Kwanzaa! Cool Yule- Whatever you celebrate – or don’t. May the joy and wonders of the season lighten your day.
It’s a crazy house here. There’s me, ‘im indoors, 5 dogs, 1 cat, 1 daughter, 2 sons, 1 son in law, 1 fiancée, 2 grandsons and not enough Valium! Princess PITA and Thumper have been here since the 12th with extra dog 1. Fartichoke and his entourage of 2 dogs, fiancée and her little boy arrived last night. Everyone leaves by the 26th so packing can commence in earnest.
Yes I said packing! In the last month I’ve driven to NC three times looking at houses in a 100 mile radius of Raleigh. GA once and Poughkeepsie once. A grand total of over 8000 miles have been added to the car and I ache! We closed on the Poughkeepsie house which was happy sad to say goodbye too. Sad to see the end of an era, thrilled out of my gourd to not be paying over $12k in taxes any more!
We’ve made offers on two houses that we were pipped to the post on by mangy house-stealing turds but third time lucky! I found a house I love and we close on January 24 or thereabouts. It maybe pushed out a week by the sellers if needed but fingers are crossed!
Anyway, I have a honey rum cake in the oven so I have to go and do the kitchen fairy malarkey – expect a longer post after the kids naff off!!