Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Our newly leased home and a few other things

The day after my last post, we signed a lease on this terrific 2,296 sq. ft. house on 2.1 acres in the country! It is absolutely huge and we can't wait to move in. It has 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a laundry room, kitchen and full basement. The basement is not finished, but will definitely serve it's purpose. There is also a 2 car garage, with a loft for Joe's workshop! We are currently painting and getting it ready to move in to. The girls will be leaving our current school when it's out in June and begin a new school in the fall. The elementary and intermediate schools are right down the road, not even a quarter mile. While they are a bit nervous about starting a new school again, I think this will be a great move for us. I like smaller schools, near the country, rather than big city schools. We have also heard from several people that the new school district is one of the best in Michigan. :) I plan to contact the school before this school year is over so they can expect our girls next fall. And I've also checked out their MEAP scores, so I've done a bit of research.

I also traded in my 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee and got a 2002 Jeep Liberty. The 97 was in need of some expensive repairs coming soon and has not been so reliable as of late. Therefore, the trade in. My Liberty is black and very nice!

My BIL has surgery on 4-3 to remove a cancerous spot in his mouth and also some of the lymph nodes in his neck. After 11 1/2 hrs of surgery, he was finally out, drain tubes and a trache attached. He has been doing very well and was able to go home a day earlier than what was expected. Today he was supposed to go for a check up and I have yet to hear how that went.
Hopefully he had the trache removed today!

So, that's been what's been going on around this neck of the woods. I will try to do better on posting, but we've been quite busy lately. Just about every room in the house is being painted so my weekends have been busy completing those tasks!

Take care - comment when you have time!