Oh, Hi there! I, ah, was so very busy being addicted to my new computer game of Texas Hold 'Em I've sorely neglected everything else. *Hanging head in shame*
Well, that's not precisely true. I've also been very busy being on the hunt for the Wii console. I have my priorities, y'all. I'm happy to report that I did score one on EBay and it should be coming any day now. It's to help me with my computer game addiction, after all.
I've also been doing a lot of figuring. About the house. About the space in the house. I'm now leaning towards buying a new house rather than adding a bedroom and bath onto this one. I'm scared. I need to do some things on this one to help it sell. Starting with the bathroom with it's circa 1950's pink tile on the walls from floor to ceiling. It's retro, but not intentional. Add to that the fact that the tiles have decided that they have had enough, thankyouverymuch, and are jumping off the walls. I swear I hear faint cries of "Geronimo!" every now and then. The floor is beat up now, too. So. I called my dad for advice. The man has a talent for a multitude of things and an eye for what to buy and/or sell. He buys and flips houses all the time and does the work himself. Somehow he just knows how to do it. He's never been educated in these things. Somehow he just knows. My sister inherited the same ability. I, sadly, not so much.
Anyway. He's going to come down and we're going to gut the bathroom and redo it. We're also going to pull the awful carpeting out of the laundry/dog's room and lay tile in there. After that I'll see what else he recommends to spruce the place up to try to sell it. I'm nervous. I've never had to sell a home to buy one and don't know how it works. This was our first home. Before this I had a mobile home which, believe it or not, I actually miss sometimes. When I bought it, it was brand new. New. Everything was fresh and it didn't come with the problems that a house built in the '20s come with. I'm thinking of buying a lot and buying a modular home, but have to look into it more. They are really nice looking and everything would be new. I've become tired of "quaint" and "cute" and kinda want modern this time.
Enough about that.
Kevin is doing great. He's got 4 teeth on the bottom and is working on his 6th on top right now. He's taking a couple of steps. Literally. Two at a time. It feels like he's going to get the nerve up to take off soon, but not just yet.
I have been neglectful with taking pics, too, but I'll leave you with the few that we've taken recently...
He finds it amusing to fill his mouth with milk and then simply let it flow back out. Makes me nuts:
And our other baby: