The first question I get when I talk to people is "Are you guys excited??" Well, yes, of course we are. But while I am still chin deep (I have graduated from eyeball deep!) in details....my excitement is tempered with stress and more stress. My analogy of the moment is that it is like a puzzle. The blue sky part is done, as is the big red barn. The small house is almost done....but the field of wildflowers.....not there yet. I know you all can see the puzzle in your mind....
Spoke to the realtor and the inspection overall went well. A few things came up (but that is what they were paying him for and the house is 100 years old!), but nothing the buyers were overly concerned about. The appraisal will be tomorrow.
I spoke to the guidance counselor at the new school....and am so impressed and excited. We got permission to "preregister" since our lease doesn't start until December 1. This allows the school to do everything except put in an official schedule for the kids (but the guidance counselor is already putting the unofficial one together). He is setting up Special Ed meetings, scheduling testing for Sassy for the gifted program. We have already talked about the transition to high school next year and programs that he feels would be fitting for both kids.
Sassy is a little disappointed that they don't offer French at the middle school, but I told her that she can keep using the websites that she uses now to keep up her skills. And I am sure her current French teacher will be happy to e-mail Sassy, in French. :)
I have the medical stuff in process. Found a company that can do the supplies for Bossy's feeding tube, so today I will call our current doctor and ask them to send the prescription and other documents. Still need to find a vet, orthodontist, and pediatrician....but I am working on it.
We have a fully executed lease now. I sent in the security deposit, and first month rent and pet fee are due on December 1. (December will hurt a little with having to pay the mortgage and rent, plus the deposit was 1 month rent.) The unit is being painted and floors refinished this week, so G-man will go next week and have a formal walk through. He contacted all the utilities and gathered information. Not sure why he didn't just take care of it and have everything start for the 1st....he said he wanted to discuss it with me. OK, so now it is discussed....please turn the stuff on. Some utilities have a deposit, some don't. The dust is a-flyin' but we knew this would happen.
The next several days will be packing, following up on all the above stuff, and trying to get to a better place at work. Everyone is in a panic that I am leaving, and Boss has encouraged them all to pile on the work before I go. So I am trying to dig out, plus write a "manual" on how to do everything I do. I will be working on Saturday, while Bossy is at a scout merit badge day (which is closer to my office than home).
I am hoping by Sunday my little puzzle will have more of the wildflowers done.