During our trip to Texas, we found a house, got a job for Courtney, found Isaac's preschool, put a contract on the house, reconnected with a friend, and found an amazing frozen yogurt stand. Not bad for three days' work. Well done, God. (He loves when I mention Him on my blog.)
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This is not our new house.
This IS our new house. - 1700 square feet, brand new, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, family room, living room, dining room.
The first thing you see when you enter is the living room and dining room to your left. And a small decorator shelf alcove to the right. I can't help but think of the Simpson's Episode where Homer acts a safety consultant to Apu, father of septuplets. In Apu's home, Homer discovers a many-armed statue of the Hindu god Ganesh. He quickly puts oven mitts on all of her hands to protect the children and advises "In the future, perhaps you should consider worshipping a less pointy deity." So, for this shelf we'll be looking for a toddler-friendly statue of some sort. Sorry, Ganesh.
This is the amazing kitchen. Granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, eat-in kitchen. As Peggy Hill would say "Fuh-reaking amazing." (That's two fox animated cartoon references... interesting.)
This is the family room/playroom. We will put the TV back here (its wired for surround sound) and banish the kids back here when we're entertaining guests up front. That door goes to the fenced in backyard.
The master bathroom - separate shower and tub, marble tub with jacuzzi jets. mmmmm... bubble-ish-ous.
Dual vanities - we have twice the vanity of other couples so we need this.
Courtney's new school. A really nice little elementary where she'll be teaching Math, Social Studies and Science to third graders. She interviewed on Wednesday morning and it took at least ten minutes after her interview for the principal to call her and offer her the job. She's amazing.
This is my good buddy Chris who, along with his family (including his very pregnant wife), let us crash at their pad for the time we were there. Their knowledge and assistance has been invaluable as we move to this place where we know NO ONE! He's got three girls and they are all charming, adorable and inexhaustible. :)
The happy, but truly bizarre, couple celebrating a truly fruitful few days.
Look out Texas! The Bucks are coming on July 29th!