Friday, April 08, 2016

A full-blown grownup...

Quick check-in on a couple of things...

First: the house fell through. There were some potentially major structural issues that the engineers just couldn't quite scope out without doing some serious investigating. It was possible that the whole building was going to need to be torn down and rebuilt, but there was really no way to tell for sure without starting to rip some stuff apart. So, we passed rather than take on the potential for major negative surprises.

Then there is another place that was intriguing but is kind of a development project. It is currently five 1,000 square foot units, each taking up one floor of a building. We have talked a little bit with a friend of The Boy's who is a developer about converting it into a smaller number of larger units including one for us to live in. He and his wife just had a baby and are looking to move and might or might not be interested in the other half. It could be two 2,500 sq ft units (the third floor would be half in the lower unit, half in the upper) or one that is three floors and one that is two.

There is also some basement space that could be finished, and there is the possibility of making one larger unit (that we would live in) and several smaller rentals, either in the current single-floor layout, or in smaller one-bedroom and studio units. Or, the basement and first floor could be rentals and we could build two 2,000 sq ft upper units.

All of which is to say: nothing yet, but we're thinking about it and The Boy's friend is thinking about it both as a residence and as a potential development opportunity. More to come, maybe...

Second: in one week, the baby girls will turn SIX YEARS OLD! Time flies...

Third: if that makes you feel old, then this is going to make it worse. I just got back from a four-day Las Vegas bender to celebrate the twenty-first birthday of my favorite little sister... That's right, the skinny little ten year old that moved in with me in August of 2005 is now a brilliant, smart, funny and absolutely gorgeous woman who can buy her own booze! (Not relevant: she's been able to buy her own booze since she was 17...)

Big Sis, Smoking Hot Roommate and I took her and 8 of her friends to Las Vegas for the weekend and us old broads showed them all how the city is supposed to work. They are all substantially more controlled and less boy-crazy than I think I ever was, but we got them to let their hair down for a bit. There was an enormous amount of eating, and drinking and gambling (the tables were kind to me and VERY kind to Big Sis!) and general rabble rousing, and a whole lot of teasing unsuspecting boys. I had a blast, I think they all did, too, and there was very little that can't be shared as funny stories in mixed company. So, success!!!

She has a job in Boston this summer, and Tinkerbelle is coming for the whole summer again, which leaves me with something of a space problem. Munchkin is probably just going to stay at Smoking Hot Roommate and/or Big Sis' house for the summer, or just bounce between her various bedrooms and couches in all three places like an adorable little vagabond. Either way, it means that I finally have both sisters together in the same place at once for an extended period!!! Yay!!!

5 comments:

Ally said...

Wow time flies AM! Can't believe you have six year olds!

Our Happy Married Life said...

jeez! lots of new fun stuff! for me too! starting a new blog, i'll keep you informed :) glad to hear things are going so well.

Fit Fun Family said...

hey girl, this is my new blog. would love to reconnect! :)

Lori S-C said...

Nice update!

Liz is Sparta said...

Dear me, how time flies.
I just thought of you out of the blue, and am amazed... So your girls will be 7 soon, and Munchkin a grown-up. How is the living Situation with you and the boy now?