Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Still painting..

I went and got a lot of the detail painting done today. I have never painted an entire house by myself before, and it isn't really high on my list of things to do again someday! It is looking very nice, though. If the power company gets the power turned on tomorrow I will clean the carpets and start moving furniture in. I took the cats over today, and they are very, very, very happy to be released from their cages. Poor kitties.

The kids made friends with some of the other kids living in the cul-de-sac today. I love being able to let the kids play in front of the house and not have to worry about cars flying around the corner. As stressful as it has been, I still can't believe how gorgeous it is up here. There is a man who goes walking everyday through the town, and waves to everyone who drives by. I just love the friendly atmosphere here. I don't think I ever realized how much I avoid looking at people I don't know until they all started saying hello to me!

There is still a lot to get done, and not a lot of time left to do it, but it is a huge sense of relief to see it coming together. We are leaving on Sunday to go to court on Monday, and we are all really looking forward to seeing Jessica again. Her caseworker said it looks like she can be home with us before school starts again. Then I am heading to Arlington on Tuesday to teach for the weekend. I am thinking this will be a week where going to work means getting a break!

I am beat, so I am going to bed. TTYS


Sarah said...

I am glad you are getting into the house soon! It is not fun being in limbo. Good luck in court....we will be thinking of you!

Marjorie said...

Jenn I'm sorry to hear of all of the problems with your dream home. I'm glad that you found a rental for now...some photos would be nice! *smiles*

Tracey Odachowski said...

Hey - I just came over to check out how things were going. Sorry to hear that it hasn't been so smooth, but I'm also glad to know that things are finding away to work out. Prayers to all of you!!!