Monday, October 13, 2008

Casita de Blah

I am very pleased to announce that the Blah Blahs have secured a house! We put a deposit down yesterday on a two-story, three-bedroom, two-bath Spanish-style house about five minutes from where we currently live. We will be paying a bit more than we pay now, but we will double our space, and we are two minutes from amenities like the post office, library and a very good public school. I called the school this morning and got all the registration information to get Viva transferred into kindergarten there in December.

We will be moving about a week after the baby is born, and while this sounds hellacious, I don’t even care because at least I will be off and have time to settle in.

Sweet Dub had told Viva he’d take her to the zoo yesterday, and I had told her in the afternoon we’d do arts and craftsy type activities. What happened instead is that we came home from seeing the house again all wired up, we talked a hundred miles a minute, we ate, set Viva up on the computer with a video game, and then we both crashed. We slept for a couple of hours while Viva rotted her brain and ruined her eyes at This is not, needless to say, something we would normally do.

“Why am I so wiped out?” I said to Sweet Dub.

“You know what it is?” he said. “Relief.”


P.S. Viva had the nerve to tell me she would be happy not to be sharing a bathroom with me in the new house because my soaps and things get in the way while she is taking a bath. Like I am thrilled to have to scoop up at least 15 little toys and action figures out of the tub before I take a shower every day. The feeling is mutual, sister!


Mango Mama said...

Congratulations! I agree with Sweet Dub---RELIEF. Now, continue nesting and dream of the luxury of an additional bathroom. Having 2.5 bathrooms has made an amazing difference for the Mango tribe.

Lisa Blah Blah said...

Thanks, MM!

We have always had 2 bathrooms, but in our old apartment I used to share one with Sweet Dub. In our current (soon to be ex) house,we have one bathroom in the house and one bathroom out in the converted garage/studio. Sweet Dub actually keeps many of his clothes out there and claimed that as his bathroom -- keep in mind we live in Southern California, so that's the only reason it's doable. When we buy a house we are definitely looking for at least 2.5 baths! But for now, two indoor bathrooms will be glorious.

bridget in oregon said...

YAHOO FOR YOU! I'm so happy for you and your family.

Cee in SF said...

Congrats!! I can't wait to see it!! I'm convinced Spanish is my fave style. I'm so happy for you guys!

Nerd Girl said...

So glad this has all worked itself out - congratulations!

Lisa Blah Blah said...

Thank you everyone! I have been away from the computer trying to weed out stuff in closets, interview a new pediatrician (don't ask), and figure out what I have to do to enroll Viva in public school. But it's nice to log on and see all your good wishes!

trebs said...

Congratulations! I could only imagine how stressful this was during pregnancy. Oh... and boy can I feel the pain of having to remove bath toys before any attempt at a relaxing shower or bath. I bought a little plastic basket at Walgreens which the toys are supposed to go in, and the WMD simply removed the handle, turned it upside down and it became the ramp for the action figures to shred on. Nice.

Good luck with the move and settling in. Rest up!

Molly said...

I'm coming to the celebratory party late, but I still want to add my woot-woot! I moved into a house when my 2nd was 2 weeks old. I took it slow and looked forward to nursing time when i could sit and put my feet up and chillax. Enjoy spreading out a bit!