There is an old saying, "May I live long enough to see my enemies suffer." A little strong, perhaps, but last night we were all grinning after a couple of county sheriffs showed up at our door asking questions about our old renters. They wanted to know when they moved out and when I said, "Do you want to know where they moved to?" their eyes lit up and they grinned like I'd given them a Christmas present. They had questions about Mister's truck & who drove it, where Mrs. worked & what she drove...and whether they owned a horse! LOL I said no, just Chihuahuas! By the time they left next door there were three sheriff's vehicles & lots of guys with radios & GPS devices.
I have no idea what the renters did, but those guys were after more than having them "answer a few questions" on a Sunday night at 8 PM.
What I would've given to be a fly on the wall!
And all this after a lovely weekend of moving boxes (boy- am I sore!) and meeting the old owners of our house. We spent over an hour with them yesterday asking questions & hearing the history of our house. They did amazing things to it & showed us before & after pictures. They converted the garage to rooms (where Dylan will be living and our "extra" room downstairs) they were responsible for every bit of landscaping at the place - the front deck too, the new, over-sized garage, the shop, everything. When they bought the place the front was lava rock & dirt and the back was just plain dirt! They're going to get us copies of the pix so we'll have the history of the place.
Honestly, they really hated to leave & he told us he'd never planned too! But it's a big house for just two people & they felt it needed a family in it. Plus, she has osteoarthritis and her knees give out some days so the stairs got to be too much.
They moved just up the street from us, next to one of their kids. She told us they'd driven by our house and she said, "We saw how beautiful your place is now and we knew you'd take good care of the house." She mentioned we even have the same taste in colors which is true - our house now is red brick with a green metal roof & white trim. Just like the one we're moving too. :)
They really are sweet people & offered to answer any other questions that might come up, any time. After meeting them we're feeling rather privileged to move there! We've met a couple of the neighbors and they are very welcoming too. A real shocker came yesterday when Dylan found out that two of his long-time friends at school live nearby. One is ON our cul-de-sac and the other is just across the street! Dylan hasn't hung out with them much in recent years, but they're on good terms from school and he's happy he knows kids in the neighborhood. Kids in his grade that will be going to Cibola with him next year.
Colin has 3 friends in the golf course area too. Both the kids can safely ride their bikes all around - to friend's houses and the park - and we don't have to worry about traffic at all. What a relief! And Emma's going to get walked every day. She won't know what hit her! LOL
The last couple of days I've been so tired in the evening I've only had the energy to do small, simple things:
The dishcloth on the left is for my "gift box" and the one on the right is another face cloth for our bathroom. This weekend I took over my fish bath mat & several bath & kitchen items. (Wendy, all the things you sent me are in the new house!)
I also bought a carpet steam cleaner and got busy. We have oyster white carpet in the 3 bedrooms upstairs, then the stairs are carpeted as well as the pool room and Dylan's bedroom. I know I'll be using it a LOT.
And now - just to show not everyone in the family is panicking, I give you Arnold:
Yes - it's a cat's life.....