Thursday, February 17, 2011

Good News!

Our tenants are moving out. Well, that is good news and bad news. Good news because we will have the ENTIRE house to ourselves, which is awesome. Not so good because that rent is what we have been using to pay for the ridiculous amount of oil needed to heat this beast of a house. So, it looks like we will be going back to the lovely 55 degrees that we knew well during the winter of 08-09. Luckily we have lots of warm clothes, and we are going into March which means a little bit warmer least that is the hope.

I am so excited to get my house back though. I know I have said that I want to live small, and I do, but if we are going to do that, we need to really commit to it, which would mean getting rid of a lot more furniture and "stuff". But, if we are going to live in this house with the prospect of moving into the rest of the house, I don't want to get rid of everything! And now it looks like we will be moving into the rest of the house by the end of the month.

Our house is big, like I have said before, so it will allow us to have some dedicated extra rooms. Most exciting for me? A school/toy room for the kids and then the much sought after craft room. I am so excited to have a craft room I can't even explain it! Although, I don't think it will be a dedicated craft room, I think it will be part craft room, and then also house our exercise equipment...but the thought of having a couple tables set up for sewing/scrapbooking, and all of E's craft stuff in one spot in the house, which I don't mind getting messy, oh the possibilities!

E LOVES crafts. I think that she would paint all day if she had access to unlimited supplies. Granted, her idea of painting is actually more of a full body paint kind of craft then a brush and paper kind of craft. But, it will give her more opportunity to express herself without me saying "No, not on the walls!"

This new development has also given me the opportunity to do a bit more gardening then I had expected. We were not expecting the tenants to move out until July, which is way too late in the seemingly 2 month growing period I have, but moving out in February? Well, that is a whole other ball game. I won't be starting seeds, but I will be able to get some peas in the ground, and definitely will be planting some well as some potatoes hopefully. Plus, I will have my perfect container garden spot back, the upstairs deck. That means tomatoes...hopefully lots and lots of tomatoes!

Oh, the excitement! The plans, the painting, the moving. So very happy about this!

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