Wednesday, March 17, 2010

It's St. Patrick's Day. Or as I call it, Wednesday.

So, we're at 12 days and counting until we close. The inspection went......okay? They didn't ding us for everything, just a couple major things, one of which is a new roof. Yes, we have to get a new roof. Oh when, you might ask, since we're at 12 DAYS AND COUNTING?! Tomorrow. Not only that, but we also have to do a fair amount of tuckpointing, which we're doing ourselves and it's about as much fun as jury duty. We would have hired it out to the professionals, but since we have to buy the roof (spoiler alert: ROOFS ARE NOT INEXPENSIVE) they get our slightly better than total crap handiwork. However, I'm looking at the bright side. I've learned a new trade and we're actually moving and this is actually happening. Jeff frequently walks around saying "I can't believe we're really moving" and I'm sure when the day comes it'll all finally sink into the bubbling tub of goo known as my brain and then I'll be like "HOLY HELL WE'RE MOVING!" We're really excited, though. Our house has gotten progressively smaller in our minds since we decided to do this, much like the trash compactor scene in Star Wars, and the extra space calls to me like a sweet siren. Max will have so much more room to throw crap around and more walls to draw on and more floor space to drive his little car like he just left happy hour so this will bring him right out of his shell. I keed, I keed. He is a small dictator with more confidence than sense. I think this will be a good thing for us all, though. It's a big change but I like big changes. Sure they're awkward at first and I'm sure Jeff will instinctively drive home to the wrong house a few times but change is what makes life interesting, right?

Speaking of change, our second adoption got back-burnered while this house business gets sorted out but we kinda decided that maybe Korea isn't the place for us to go this time. We had a fab experience, don't get me wrong, but the program has changed and as my friend Connie will tell you, the wait is longer and harder now and since we are no spring chickens, this troubles me. So, we think we're switching programs. We haven't made a decision yet but we're throwing around Ethiopia and possibly China, although we're leaning more towards the former. Either way the programs are FAST so we're taking our time deciding. Well, "taking our time" in this house is kind of relative because I have no patience and like to do things RIGHT NOW, so really as soon as we're settled, this thing is ON.


Kait said...

Did you see the recent Ethiopia changes? They've caused us to step back and go "well...shit. now what?!"

You're moving in less than two weeks! Awesome!

Amy, Jeff and Kimchi said...

Do you mean the new paperwork required? Our social worker sent me some articles about children being put into the system by less than ethical means so they're putting in more safety checks in the paperwork. Is there something else going on???

Allie said...

Wow! That's really exciting! Good for you on the roofing. Our new roof cost us an arm and a leg (and we have a very small, short house). And no matter what way you look at it, it's not fun money to spend.

Super exciting on the second adoption too!

Kait said...

They are requiring two trips to Ethiopia, one for the court date and another a few months later to actually bring the kid home. That's just what I've heard, I'm not certain when it's being implemented or anything else about it.

Amy, Jeff and Kimchi said...

REALLY?! I'm sending you an email.