We were supposed to secure a rental and leave July 19th, to get there in time to adjust to the time difference and prep the kidlet for a harsh reality (while school starts at 9:15 here, it starts at 7:25 at his new school, which is 6:25 in the time zone that he is used to!). Unfortunately, those plans didn't work out - things took a turn for the most excellent!
It turns out the family that lives right behind my aunt and uncle (literally, they have a shared driveway!) are selling their house! They are in a hurry to sell, we are in a hurry to buy, and they would rather sell to a family friend than a stranger! The circumstances couldn't be better! The location is perfect, right by my family, which was the main reason for the move. We are in the school district we wanted to be in, and the house has the perfect amount of bedrooms (three! So I have a separate space for my studio! Yay!) and it's on a bit of land, mostly wooded, which is a huge plus for us. Lots of room for Ripley and we can't wait to plant a garden next spring! It has a spacious front porch, much larger kitchen than we have now, and a larger living area! It also has an attached two car garage and a storage shed outside (hooray - a place to store all of my craft show displays!). I can't wait until we move and I can give you all a virtual tour! I am so excited!
But now that our big move is lurking just around the corner, it's time to start working on our schedule. School starting about 3 hours earlier is going to take some getting used to! We are starting out small, and only waking up about an hour earlier than normal for now. Once we can drag ourselves out of bed at 6am without much complaining, we'll bump the time back bit by bit until we're rising at 5am, central time.
It makes me yawn just thinking about it! But it is so worth it, to be closer to my family! ♥ I am so excited for our move and cannot wait to get there! No idea when our definite move date is though until we find out if our offer is accepted and when our closing date is, but I will keep you all posted! :)
I'm curious - what time do you typically wake up in the mornings?