Have I told you anything about our new house? It's totally going to rock. It's on a cul-de-sac in a great neighborhood. It's got an accessory apartment that we are going to rent out for a few years, but then we can easily make the house a single family home. And it's big enough that we can be there for a LONG time, if we choose to be. It's got a huge kitchen with a FIREPLACE in it.
So things are going good with the house. Appraisal and inspection are done. All we're waiting for is renters for our place. Superman and I are going back and forth on whether or not we need to lower our rental price. It should probably be a little lower to be competitive, but any lower and it doesn't cover our mortgage. The biggest problem is that we're running out of time. As in, time is UP on Monday.
I'm still searching for the line between doing all I can do and having faith. If you've got an idea as to where it is, I'd appreciate any advice.
My house is a disaster. Half of it is in boxes, and it's hard to be motivated enough to clean the other half when I feel like I'm living in a hoarder's home. There's just a small walkway between the living room and the kitchen and vacuuming that pathway reminds me of Hoarders. I try not to think about it too much.
We had to replace our kitchen faucet. No big deal, right? Wrong. When Superman tried to turn off the water below the sink, the knob broke off. (Leaving me with no hot water in the kitchen.) So he tried to turn off the main water to the house, but wasn't exactly sure of what to do. He spent about 6 hours trying to figure it out. We called a friend of a friend who fixed it in 45 minutes. (For $75.) That's not the least bit aggravating.
The next night, I realized when I poured my son a cup of curdled milk that our refrigerator was going out. GREAT. Yesterday morning I was about to get in the shower when I had a feeling I should just check the "free" section of KSL classifieds. (For you non-Utahns, KSL is like Craigslist without the psychos.) The very first ad was for a free refrigerator and dishwasher. It had only been up for 8 minutes. I called, and I was the first one to inquire after them. I thought they were about 30 minutes away, but it turned out that they were right here in my town. So I'm getting a new refrigerator and dishwasher!! The lady said the fridge needs a new handle but works perfectly fine. (Which is fine with me. Replacing a new handle is MUCH cheaper than replacing a fridge!) We don't currently have a dishwasher, but now that we're getting one we might go ahead and hollow out part of the kitchen cabinets and install one.
How old is too old for children to bathe together? My boys are 4 and 5 1/2, and we're starting to wonder if they need to take separate baths. What do you think?
So there's my random Friday, yo. Tell me what you think about brothers in the bath, rental prices, and faith. GO.