I finally managed to put my hair fire out. With no lasting damage. I think it looks fine. If it doesn’t look fine, please don’t tell me, just let me wander about the earth with singed hair, for the sake of my sanity please and thank you.
A few updates from our clan:
1. Mom’s home.
She was released on Tuesday into our loving care. Everyone (especially Ike) is ecstatic to have her back.
2. Ivanal is now officially a “high schooler”.
She started 9th grade last week at a brand new school to accompany our brand new house.
I think she may have been a tad nervous, but she has since overcome it. Her proudest achievement thus far? Friends with upperclassmen.
3. Ike went back to school.
Walked into class “like a boss”; that’s words from his teacher. He’s kind of one of the older kids in his class now. When did that happen?
His class notes have typically said that he enjoys helping his friends clear away their place setting at lunch and put away their toys. This is completely not evident at home.
4. Gabby has moved into the dorms.
A nerve-wracked weekend and a total of 5 trips to 5 different Targets and she is safely settled into her room.
I never lived in the dorms at Auburn, but I visited a few. Hers are much nicer than any dorm I’ve ever seen. It’s almost nicer than the apartment I lived in my freshman year.
5. We are fixing the basement.
We have chosen a company to solve the water intrusion issues and they have already come to install a mold mediation device to make it safe for us to hang out down there. Ike generally hangs on the door to the basement and begs to “come” downstairs. My dad was in town last weekend and we spend some time down there in the basement family room. Naturally, Ike tried his best to get back upstairs the whole time.
6. We sold our house!
We now are the proud owners of only one home! We inched dangerously close to have dual mortgages but we slipped the closing in 3 days before late fees would be assessed. The closing took an epic 3 hours and landed me in rush hour traffic but we got it done.