Two cars, two houses, two jobs apiece.... it's been a busy four years for Little Cuter and SIR. Today finds them emptying a storage unit or two into their newest abode. The big pieces come tomorrow, courtesy of big strong men who don't mind carrying heavy objects, according to my daughter. For today, their bed and FlapJilly's room will come together quite nicely.
Does the kid know? She's been counting down the days, just the way she counted down the days until Daddy came home. Home has been a fluid concept for these three this summer. He lived with his parents after starting his new job; the girls manned the home front. They sold their house and moved in with his parents for a little while that stretched into a longer while and now they are on their own.
The house has that new smell, fresh carpet and flooring and cabinetry combining to provide a clean palette for the new owners. The bedrooms are sunny and bright. The yard is big enough to justify a riding mower. The driveway is long enough that the snow blower is not overkill. There's a front porch with room for a swing, and a shed in the far corner of the backyard which they can fill with garden tools and supplies.
I can't wait to see it........ because it has been much too long since I've held that family in my arms. I've been very patient, waiting and not whining (very much) as they relocated their lives. But now..... I'm going to be very interested in the speed with which they unpack those boxes.... since I can't visit until they are settled.
As far as I'm concerned, Settled means "Do you have a bed for us?"