I am (probably, knock wood) closing on a house a week from tomorrow (Friday):
I really like this little house, and I am sooooooooooooo ready to get out of my apartment; it took some time for the owner and I to come to an agreement as to price, etc., but my agent is a super-hero (and now I totally get why they'd prefer not to do for-sale-by-owner deals) and so things are now clacking down the track. I CAN'T WAIT.
Between me and writing a big check and getting new housekeys is the first week of classes. Wow. I really need to finish up those syllabi -- and tomorrow is my first meeting with the kids in my first year seminar. Plus packing (for the first time in my life I started packing long before moving day; did I mention that I'm really, really done with this apartment?), lalala.
Also, the Tall Man and I are in couples counseling, because we will not talk about the Big Things otherwise, and it's going Not Badly. So!
Things keep happening. And, I am so happy to find you all here, and do really hope that the move and the new year will have me back in regular contact with this place. It's lovely to see you all, and I wish you well with your ever-happening things!