Well, we ratified a contract a few days ago for a "fixer upper" house. We are all excited, but given the fact that we have been looking for a house for 1 1/2 yrs it doesn't seem real yet. It seems we are always getting outbid, the house is sinking into the ground (literally), or all of plumbing and electrical has to be re-done! Honestly, the cost of housing near the beach is pretty expensive so a fixer upper in a decent neighborhood is about all we can afford. This particular house was a foreclcosure, and we are working with a contractor to get the interior fixed up. He is doing the major items, we are doing the minor items. The exterior will be fixed up after we move in (none of it is an emergency).
Right now, Jackson is reading "A Mother For Choco". It's a book about a little bird named Choco that is looking for a Mommy that looks just like him. At the end, he ends up with a bear for a Mommy that also has a pig, aligator and a hippo for children. Jackson said he wanted to take Choco with us to the new house, which is fine with me :)