I know, you were all on pins and needles. And no guarantees on how often I'll be posting because not only is the kiddo still not taking long naps, things are about to get busy around here. I was sufficiently vague back in April because nothing was official and I didn't want to be totally embarrassed if things fell through, though I like that most of you thought I was pregnant and that I decided to celebrate with cocktails. The big news is that we are building a house. The also big news is that we put our condo on the market on Wednesday and after a little bidding war between three couples over the weekend, we are soon to be homeless. The new house should be ready in early December but we have to evacuate the premises at the end of October. Not sure if I'll be able to blog from the box we'll be living in, but I'll keep yall updated on that.
So, the details. We are moving to a new neighborhood, Lincoln Square, which we've wanted to get into for a long time. It's only about two miles north of where we live now. The house is a corner lot and was a teardown. We took Miles to watch them tear it down thinking he'd love the trucks but found that we were equally entertained.
That was the end of July. Here's what it looks like now:
Most of the homes in Chicago are long and narrow, but this lot is different in that it's wide and short. Kind of nice since after touring tons of homes they were all starting to blend together with the exact same floor plans. We're also thrilled that not only will we have a front porch but we'll also have a backyard. A tiny one, but I'll take it. I know, most of you in the burbs are not really understanding this, but living in Chicago, you are lucky if you have any sort of outdoor space, no matter the size. Another bonus is that Michael will be able to get to work much faster since the train he takes to work (which goes right into his building) is a short walk from the new house.
We are incredibly excited but it's also a little sad to leave. This has been our home for six years. The place we came home to after we got married, the place we brought Miles home to... but I know it's time and that we're going to love the new house and make lots of new memories there. It'll also be nice for Miles to have a basement to run around in this winter. Our condo felt small last winter and he couldn't even walk back then. So, that is what is going on in our lives right now. I'll try my best to keep yall updated, even if it means I have to occasionally skip a shower during naptime to get it done.