Sunday, May 11, 2008
You may recall that I said I've been thinking about moving; well, the day is near. To paraphrase Phil Lesh, minor technical difficulties merged to create 1 major technical difficulty which has lead to this need to move this year (I'll explain the whole situation person, but not on here). I've been going over my options & for a while I considered a trailer, but that would have meant 1 of 2 things: a long drive or a shitty place. A nice trailer would put the kids a long way from school & me a long way from work. A close trailer would have meant moving to an area where I just wouldn't have felt comfortable & into a rather dilapidated home... so that option was out. I then thought about the save cash & move in w/ my parents option. I wasn't happy w/ that choice so that option was out. I looked into renting a 3 bedroom apt. in Ypsi, but they were way to expensive for what they were so that was out. Then the other day, I was driving through Depot Town & came upon this sweet, sweet house for sale or rent on Oak St. I called the # immediately & put things in motion. The owner lives in FLA & planned to use this house as a summer home until the economy took a shit. Before that happened though, he overhauled the whole place, putting all sorts of new stuff into this historic house from 1850: duct work, wiring, plumbing, appliances, roof, bathrooms, windows, insulation, & even the walls. We checked it out last week & Solstice was ready to move in that day... she is freaking loving it. It's a bit smaller than where we are now, but it's still plenty big: 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a huge kitchen, dining room, & living... plus an enormous back yard w/ room for a nice garden & a soccer goal (not to mention the horseshoe pits & the nice flower/rock garden that is already there). I even found some morels in the yard. The rent is good & there's an option to buy on a land contract next year. My lease starts June 1st, but I'll be out of town for a wedding that weekend, so I guess I'm gonna try to get major stuff moved during the week (let me know when you can help). I might have to wait until the following Sunday, but the Normal Park garage sale will be that week so I'd like to be out by then in order to sell lots of stuff. Of course, if you know anyone who needs major appliances, let me know. I'm always willing to hook up a friend w/ a good low price... otherwise they're going onto Craig's List: kitchen stuff, washer/dryer, ceiling fans/light fixtures, & a few pieces of furniture. While we checked it out the other day, I didn't think to take pics of the interior, but here are a few pics of the house & yard.