This whole “being adored” thing. ;)
But as Katey pointed out in a recent comment, my adoring public (well, at least one of them), misses me! (And I guess rightly so, it’s been almost TWO WEEKS! For shame, for shame!)
When last we spoke, Hubby, Oliver, and I were searching for an apartment. Seems we’ve had a turn of luck (for the better, finally!) and we found an absolutely INCREDIBLE condo for rent only FOUR BLOCKS from the ocean in Santa Monica! We’ve since started packing up and are preparing for our move over Memorial Day weekend. Because there is an overlap, we’ll be able to move the items we want to keep into the condo and leave the things we don’t have room for, then have a big ole Rummage Sale! And when I say, “Big Ole'” I’m not kidding. We’re going to have to sell most of our appliances, all of our outdoor furniture, some of our indoor furniture, and lots of miscellaneous like clothes, toys, and my crafting and caking stuff.
I’m a little sad about the move, mostly because of all of the memories we’ve had in our house, including the renovation nightmares, lots of entertaining, becoming parents, surviving cancer, and getting married. But as Hubby pointed out, “it’s not the house, it’s us.” Word!
So I’m mostly looking forward to moving on with our lives.
Speaking of moving on with our lives, one of the changes we’ve had to make is finding a new “school” for Oliver. As our newly found good luck would have it, we were accepted into one of THE BEST early childhood development centers in the country (says me!)! This is a great thing for Oliver as we believe he needs the stimulation and challenge. Although he’s very well loved at his current daycare, we don’t think he’s getting enough stimulation. So this will be a great thing for him. And for us because we’ll get to be involved in his new “school”.
Finally, I’ve found a salon that I would like to purchase, also in Santa Monica. Right now we’re talking with the current owners. Because we don’t have agents, it’s a bit, um, delicate. And for anyone who’s read me long enough, “delicate” isn’t one of the first words that describes me! So whereas I could tell my agent, “Tell them their dump isn’t worth $XX, and make them an offer of $x” I’m finding I have to be much more, um, well, delicate. It’s a learning process in so many regards. But now that I have their email address, I’ve composed an offer in writing that expresses my concerns and makes an offer. It’s much easier than saying it to their faces!
So never fear, Dear Readers, we are all doing well. Just caught up in the challenges of Daily Life. But I’ll do my best to keep you all updated about our progress as we go!