I think in an effort to keep you all entertained I’ll continue writing about things other than the house. For one, there’s nothing to write about and two, write what you know, they say.
We are in major limbo right now hence the lack of any new and exciting information. Marcus and I have been slowly getting our current house pulled together so we can put it on the market while at the same time we are getting the girls ready for moving and starting at a new school in just a few short weeks. The “new” house has not started any renovations because we are waiting to hear back from the Virginia Landmark Registry and we are waiting for quotes from the contractor.
While the house is under renovation we will be staying with my mom, God bless her. We lived with her in between houses once before but it was for about two months. Who knows how long we’ll be here this time because we don’t know how long the renovation is going to take. Plus, the last time we stayed with my mom we were less one puppy who is ADHD in dog form and the girls were much smaller and more easily contained.
As I mentioned in a previous post we have two little girls: A is 7 years old and J is 5 years old. Both of them were born in Fredericksburg but neither of them remember living there. We have made frequent trips back since leaving in 2013 so the girls are aware of the more important things that Fredericksburg has to offer: Carl’s Ice Cream, Paul’s Bakery, and KD’z Kidz World. I too am familiar with all three though I could do without that last one (it’s a bounce house for those who don’t know and my own personal hell).
Speaking of the girls, they are currently outside screaming at each other because one of them licked the other and the other kicked the other and the other hit the other and I truly believe the whole neighborhood will feel lighter when we leave. I can just hear the collective sigh of relief as the noise level drops and peace and quiet returns once more. Though, if the neighbors are anything like me then they’ve learned to tune out the chaos. It’s a good thing this new property will have all of that land so the girls can scream their heads off and I can continue to ignore them.
Both of the girls are sad to be moving and leaving their friends. I’ve tried to impress upon them how much easier it is to make new friends as kids. They then asked if it’s easy to make friends as grown-ups which I thought was a very clever question. I explained that sometimes it’s a little harder to make friends as adults. Unfortunately, adults can’t just run up to another adult and ask if they want to play. I mean…we could…but someone might call the police. So, after explaining that I like to think I put their minds at ease. Kind of like the time they asked me how babies are born and I told them they come out of the mommy’s vagina or are sometimes cut out of the mommy’s belly. They definitely did not ruminate on that for a while because I definitely did not give them too much information for their age and I definitely did not just keep going on and on about the topic.
Well, that certainly went off in a different direction. Till next time, folks!
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Merry Lynn Lynn Roelofs
About the ADHD dog….not that you weren’t warned, but Jim likens the GS to a male 8th grade C student if that helps you be more tolerant. You know the type…stubborn, doesn’t listen, does his own thing on his own time, but can be loveable! However I can’t say that 4 years down the road this one “obeys” yet either!