I know I've been AWOL for a bit here..
I think I mentioned that Brad and I and the dog babies are downsizing this spring. We're tired of the too-far-away-from-everything 'burbs. He's tired of driving an hour to work. We miss being able to see our friends who live closer to and in the city. He works in the city. I miss mature trees. I want to experience more than our neighbors hanging in their garages 24/7 while ignoring their beautifully landscaped backyards, etc...
After an exhaustive and sometimes depressing search, we have found our new home!
It's a rental in St. Paul and we could not be happier! Smaller and cozier than our current way-too-big house, it is a Cape Cod style, painted a happy spring green with a fully fenced in yard in the back for the doggies AND raised beds for gardening! Can I hear a YAHOO? The owners daughter lived there years back and had chickens, so apparently the soil is fabulous. Large maple trees. A fenced patio (good for dogs) in the front, no neighbors across the street, just mature trees. Coffee a block away. Restaurants within walking distance. Brad can bike to work. A lake six blocks away. A real wood burning fireplace (we have gas right now which is convenient, but I love wood burning.)...
The google street view!
In other news: The snow has melted- or nearly 80% has. It's only 30 degrees again today, but at least it's sunny and I'm not staring at 5 feet of snow that makes me want to go back to sleep as soon as I rise.
Curtis is chilling on the side of the house in the sun. Daisy has cognitive function issues again. She is 91 and has tried to bite both me and Brad a few times this past week. She's cranky and needs to be on her meds again (she was on selegeline a few years back for her anger issues, but seemed to get better and didn't need it for the past two years.) and seems to find a "Hello" offensive. Good times!
Hope everyone had a fabulous Easter! Ours was very sweet and nice.