First up on the list is a NEW HOUSE! Yes, we are moving. Still staying in Pearl.and, but moving further east and into a better school district. The reasons are many, but some top picks are:
- better school district
- lower mortgage
- smaller house
- away from the hood-rat influx
We are building again, in a new neighborhood. It’s a 3-2 with only a 2 car attached garage (The HORROR), but life will be better. If interested, we are building a Cal.la made by Pul.te Homes.
This is the elevation we picked also known as “what the outside will look like.” It’s the model, so the garage door will be where the glass doors are now.
One of my favorite features is the open kitchen. It has a huge counter height island with room for seating.
Behind is another fun feature, a Pul.te exclusive, so they say. They call it a Pul.te Plann.ing Cen.ter. I call it Perfect Homework Center. It’s viewable through that “window” in the wall.
Miles’ own little desk area where he can store all of his homework supplies!
And the piece d’resistance…the giant walk in-without a glass door-without a door at all-with a bench seat-with a shower head and a rain shower head-no tub-SHOWER! AH-MAZING. I can finally shave my legs without bumping my booty on the wall! LOL
Another reason for the need for a lower mortgage is that DH still doesn’t have a job. He was laid off in November, but still getting severance pay through May. He’s applied to COUNTLESS jobs and we aren’t sure if he’s aged out of the job market or over experienced for EVERYTHING. He has had some interviews and lots of promises, but it seems the only jobs willing to hire him are contract gigs (which is fine) but they are all located in Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina. That would completely shake up our home-life balance, and although we could handle it, it would really, REALLY suck. So being that he is truly a Jack of all Trades, Master of None – he can literally do ANYTHING, he has decided to start his own handyman business. We have a neighborhood FB page and wives are always asking for help to change a faucet, fix a toilet, varnish a door, and I’m like SERIOUSLY – where is your husband? I’m just spoiled because he can and does do all of that at our house. There is no hiring out around here!
Here’s his Goo.gle business page in progress, obviously….
And when we move, Miles will finally be moved to public school. We LOVE the Montessori, but the upper grades don’t have as many kids in attendance, and he craves friendships. We feel that he would have a better fit at a public school with more kids and activities than are available currently. This will be a big adjustment to him, not being the big man on campus and knowing EVERYONE. Seriously, he says hello and gets a hello Miles! from even the janitor at school. I DON’T EVEN KNOW HER NAME!!! He is his Nonna’s son. Never meets a stranger!
That’s what’s going on with us…so planning a 6th birthday party (holy crap!), planning new furniture designs, themes and plans, and thinking about the packing a 9 year old house up and moving! House won’t be ready until September/October, so we have a while but oh the mounting stress!