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Moving: Time and Energy

cakes&ale - 7 oct 2011

I had hoped to blog every day about our adventures in moving and getting to know Decatur. But moving takes a lot of time energy. We are working on getting rid of stuff for this big downsize. We are painting the girls’ new room. We are changing address, enrolling in school, and getting our ducks …

Moving: It is Ours!

Our new home on Ponce

After just a few short weeks of looking and waiting, this morning we headed to downtown Decatur and signed the papers that make us Decatur residents. We spent the rest of the day working on various aspects of moving: paperwork, preparing to paint, meeting with the property manager, and a trip to IKEA. But we …

Moving: Offer Accepted!

new condo - 9 sep 2011

Yesterday while I was listening to some great music with the girls at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Rob got a counter-offer, made a counter and then settled on price and terms. So, in just a few weeks, we will have a “Ponce, inside Commerce” street address. I’m giddy with anticipation! But also nervous …

Moving: Meeting with our agent

condo #4

A week ago, Rob, the girls and I headed to Decatur to look at four different condos in two buildings that are right across the street from each other. Surprisingly, the girls really enjoyed trying to visualize what life might be like living in a condo. Even the idea of sharing a room was FUN …

Moving: So, what gives?

pine lake porch - 11 may 2011

Yes, I love my house. Yes, I love Pine Lake. We have wonderful neighbors; we are warmly greeted as we walk and bike around our little hamlet. I have a gorgeous house with plenty of room for all of us, all our stuff and visitors. But, I’ve still been feeling like something is missing. The …