Friday, October 30, 2009

Before Halloween

I am still trying to decide what to be for Halloween. This is the first year that I will be able to make/put on a costume, since the holiday falls on a Saturday. Rachel is really trying to get me to be something that she can match all of us up together, like the Wizard of Oz or a Star Wars theme, but I like to be unique. I don't wear the same color ties as my kids when we go to church, I don't wear matching clothes of any kind. If it happens accidentally I change. That everyone wear matching outfits is most assuredly a woman thing. But I am a non-conformist.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

We Are Officially Moving.

Well, we sold the house. It went for less (much less) than we wanted it to go for, but at least we are not losing a ton. The bad/good thing about it is that the buyers want to close their loan on Nov.13 and that only gives us like a week and a half to pack everything up. It is going to be crazy around here for a while. That and we don't know exactly where we are going to live for now, since we only have an empty lot right now. We will probably end up at my grandfather's house in Bellevue for part of the time and at my parents house for part of the time. But for now, we are going to be moving all of our stuff into storage and living as nomads. I thought about putting up a tent on our lot, but decided against it for two reasons: 1 It is starting to get cold, and I don't think that my wife or my children would appreciate living in a tent in the middle of winter. 2 The house is not likely to be finished for a year at least, and even I would not like living out of a tent for a year.
So now we can start saving all the money we would have spent on mortgage payments and utility bills for the construction of our next house. The city is still apparently on track to get their shoreline management plan approved sometime in the first quarter of next year, and then the permitting process should start fairly soon after that.