This is going to be a crazy month. We just signed a 2 year lease on what I would consider to be the house I have always wanted to live in. We were very lucky a week ago– I was just checking craigslist for houses available for April– and this house popped up. The one thing when you are looking for a rental in Kirkland is that alot of the houses that are out there are serial rentals– the owners want a lot of money for something that isn’t in very good condition– and that gets exceptionally worse with having a big dog. This house managed to come along — the owner just purchased it about 5 months ago and has spent the time renovating the property– and renovating it the level of comfort he would live in– which means granite counters, new appliances, new plumbing, everything new. This is not something you stumble upon very often. There was a lot of interest, but we managed to be the second ones to see the place and I tried my best to apply the Hogg charm to make this happen. Well, we agreed to a 2 year deal and a pet deposit, which moved us up in line. We move in April 1st.
Now the craziness happens. I am going to Vegas for a bachelor party on the 23-25th, which will be the key time to get things packed and ready, so I will be trying to make that time up over the coming weeks and getting ready to move on to bigger things.
Elliott is now 5 months and every day flies by with an amazing speed. Every couple of days something changes with this kid and its becoming so much fun just to sit and spend time with him. It’s kind of amazing how simple life becomes with a little guy in your life. I don’t miss the free time nearly as much as I thought I would because I just wasted it anyway. On the other hand, I am quite happy I waited as long as I did personally to have a little one because I do realize how special he and how lucky we are to have such a wonderful thing in our lives. There hasn’t been one moment where I feel like having a baby is a burden at all. He is always changing and developing and to me that is just amazing.
i have to start posting more video and photos here, rather than facebook– because someday Facebook is going to go away and become irrelevant, but this, this is what I consider to our family archieves.
Time to get going with this day….