So we got good news today. We are going to move out of our duplex apartment that we are renting and move into a four bedroom two bathroom house. We aren't buying it, just renting again, but it is only $100 more than our current place. That way we don't have to deal with the neighbors. They have been really quiet lately though, but this way we get a lawn and no one is directly attached to us.
We are way excited. So how did this come to be???? Good question. Well earlier this week we found out that our lease was up at the end of the month. I thought it reverted to a month to month lease, but was wrong. We would have to sign up for another year! They said we might be able to get special permission for a 6 month lease, but that would expire right after the baby was born and I didn't want to deal with moving right then. The other issue was that work had been talking about maybe letting me work from home and just "renting" an office from me out of my home. In other words they would pay for part of my rent. The only problem there is that our office lease is up at the end of March 2009. If we were able to sign up for another 6 months our apartment lease would end April 2009. So either way the lease dates didn't match up and it would solve the problem of how to work from home around the time the baby is born. So in the end they agreed that if we found a place now that would have an extra room for me to work out of next year then they would be willing to pay part of it starting now.
So here is the deal we struck... For now they will pay $200 of our rent and then when the baby is born and Casey (BJ's brother) moves out and I start working from home, they will pay $450. Thats awesome since rent is only $900. So in the end I get to be a sort of Stay at Home Mom! Awesome huh. Only I still get the career - LOL. It will be interesting to see how it all works out, but we are way excited.
I also had by 3rd Dr's appointment today. He says that everything looks great and I am right on schedule. I got to hear the heartbeat again, it was 150 beats per minute, he said that was good. I am showing just a bit, but not too much yet. I haven't really "popped out" as they say, but it will come soon. We also scheduled our ultrasound where we get to find out if we are having a boy or a girl for 3 weeks from now. October 29th! That will be a busy week since it is also the week we are moving.
So all in all it was an exciting day. On a more scary note, Bj had a meeting at The CDA press. That is one of the places where he is currently working. Apparently, they decided to pre-warn everyone that they are a bit worried with the economy. If it keeps heading south, then the first thing businesses start to cut is their advertising dollars. As a result, CDA Press would have to lay off people, and the first to go would be the interns. That would be BJ. Hopefully that doesn't happen, but I know if it does, we will find a way. He still works at Cedar Mt Spa Covers as well who keep asking him to come back and work more hours, so at least there is that option. Just in case though, that is one reason we picked the house we did. It was the best bang for your buck rental. There were a couple other options but they were a few hundred dollars more, so we decided it wouldn't be a good idea.
So that is our news as of today. They are calling for snow this week, but I doubt we will see any down here in town, just up in the hills if it even happens.
Hope everyone is well - we love you and miss you all!
Friday, October 3, 2008
So BJ wanted to make sure that a picture of our current Baby made it on here. So here he is. Our little tyke Kit Kat. He loves to jump and play and try to make as loud a noise as he can from his tail pipe. Yup sounds like a male to me. LOL. I thought the picture of BJ modeling the red helmet was just too good not to post.
This was our trip to Q'emlin Park in Post Falls. This small fork of the river there is beautiful in the early summer/spring. The rapids get HUGE! I'll have to post some current pictures so you get an idea of the difference. Right now this fork of the river is made up of just small puddles in between the rocks.