So I’ve been missing in action. Wow, lots have happened since I was last here. I’m just doing an update so I can wrap my head around things. No need to read everything, I know you guys are busy!
On 28 April the day of the big move finally happened. Removals van arrived promptly at 9 and we were kneedeep in boxes at our new house by 11! There was a moment when we thought we’d have to sleep on just our mattress as our bed base wouldn’t fit up the stairs . . . even if we removed the balustrades. My superduper dad came to the rescue and sort of sawed a bit off the base, took it up the stairs and assembled the base in our bedroom!
We were just settling in nicely and unpacking when DH decided to collapse. Long story short, he was diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension (highblood pressure in the lungs). All fine now, as long as he stays on meds.
We’re loving our new house. Big Tom is loving his new school. He’s the tallest and biggest in build in his class (the rest of the 4yr olds are sort of tiny). So he plays with the kids in the 5 yr old class and thinks he’s 5. The favourite new terms are:
“That makes no sense”
“Don’t talk to me!”
We live in a nice little complex of 12 townhouses with electric fencing (that and the hibiscus trees in the backyard persuaded me), with a looong driveway between the 6 units on the left and the 6 units on the right. The kids use this space to play, run wild, ride bikes, play ball and all sorts of other shenanigans. He also dashes across the way to his new buddy’s house and vice versa. So convenient.
I’ve just had a birthday and am starting to feel every one of my 36 years! Eish. Yiiikes.