Thursday, March 4, 2010

New House

In my effort to blog a little more, I'm noticing that I'm starting to blog about any and everything.  If you get sick of my ramblings, feel free to say so (or keep your mouth shut and stop reading).  Otherwise, here's my latest update:

WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A HOUSE!  If you follow me on Facebook, you will have just found out yesterday that Hans and I are officially moving on the 17th.  Yes, I know we were originally supposed to move on the 26th of February, but a paperwork snafu held us up.  Now we're gearing up and getting ready to go.

So, what does this mean?  It means that Hans and I are busy packing, something we'd put off since we found out we wouldn't be closing on time.

It means that Cody and Merlin will officially have a yard.

It means that I will have an office that its ACTUALLY and office and not an office / music room / storage room, etc.  We will also have a garage for tools and dog equipment.

It means that I may actually be able to invest in some basic agility equipment.  If I can get my hands on a small travel set, I may even be able to offer in-home agility training.  This, of course, is something Cody would absolutely love.  Eventually, I'd like to offer a more advanced agility with the a-frame and dog walk and teeter, but at this point I'd be perfectly content with a few jumps, a tunnel, and weave poles.  Oh, and a tire jump would be great too.

It means that Hans and I will have a basement and an attic for extra storage.

It means we'll have two spare bedrooms, and should we for some reason need extra cash we can always rent one out.

It means Hans will be closer to his work (only 10 minutes away), and we'll both be closer to friends and co-workers.

Alright, so I know I'm focusing on all the positives, and I'm sure there will be a few headaches.  I'm praying we don't have another winter like this for awhile because I don't want to have to worry about shoveling the walks.  That said, at least I wouldn't also have to worry about the dogs paws becoming irritated from the copious amounts of salt that the apartment complex puts down.  For the time being, we'll also have to borrow a lawn mower and ladder should we ever care to cut the grass on clean the gutters.  Also, cleaning the gutters will be more of a headache than it was at dad's.  Dad has a leaf blower and will just walk around on his roof and blow out the gutters (very easy).  We, however, have a slate roof (SLATE!!!) and walking around up there probably isn't the best idea.  Luckily, I've had plenty experience moving a ladder around a house from before Dad bought the leaf blower.  Really, though, from my current point of view, the positives far out weigh the negatives.  I can't wait!