Aren't mothers the best? Also daughters who live a hundred yards away and bring you chicken noodle soup and popsicles.
Yes. A thousand times yes.
I'm good as gold now and it's a brand new week, so how about I bring everyone up to speed here on this side of the pond?
First things first. Let's start with the hubs. He got a job. Say what??? You heard me correctly. Hubs no longer falls into the category of retired and is a working man once more. Long story short ...
(ish... you know me!)
An opportunity more or less fell into his lap, sounded really interesting, and he accepted their offer. In that way we like to do things, the company is not actually based here in town. In fact, it's not based here in South Carolina, but pssht, details. They're headquartered in a neighboring state just a car ride away.
His first day of school was last Monday, and so far so good-ha! I mean five days on the job and all. Technically it's work not school, but I imagine it did feel a little bit like returning to the classroom after a long summer holiday. As I mentioned earlier I was in no condition to listen to the details of his first day on the job because I was busy coping with Excedrin headache #39.
Raise your hand if you don't have a clue what that's in reference to.
Secondly. No we're not moving. We're building a house, remember? I mean we will be moving once the house is built, but not to the state where the office sits. Our house is on a lake in SC and our plan is to stay put. We think.
The lake house will eventually be our primary residence, but who knows...down the road we may decide to spend time in job city and time on the lake. We're empty nesters and can do what we want. It's our mantra. Currently we're taking life one week at a time, hubs is learning the requirements of the job, and we're figuring out our personal logistics as we go along.
Logistics are definitely within our skill set so no worries there.
Thirdly. The house. The lower level is framed and please feel free to insert an obnoxious number of exclamation points here. There is honest to goodness concrete on the floors, and we're able to walk from room to room and call each one by name. Very exciting stuff!
On Saturday we took Daughter2 and her boyfriend out to the lot to check progress and it was so much fun to stand in front of my
We still need a few pesky things like walls, windows, electricity, and a second story plus roof, but we're getting there. It's a marathon not a sprint. Haste makes waste. Slow and steady wins the race.
Don't you hate cliches?Why don't 'fast track', make short work of'' and 'fast and furious' apply to home builds? Because it's a marathon not a sprint, that's why.
And now I think you're up to speed...
I had a bug.
Hubs is working.
House is still under construction.