We came back up for Memorial Day weekend. The local Fire Department is having a parade on Monday for my birthday. Or maybe it is actually for Memorial Day and we'll be the only ones celebrating my 54th birthday...
The "For Sale" sign went up on the NJ house yesterday, just before we left. It is as scary as it is exciting to be leaving my favorite NJ house to move up here for good. I will miss that old house almost as much as I will miss friends and family. Little Sister promised to save us a room in her new house for when we come back to visit. Coincidentally, she will be trying to sell the old Boro homestead at the same time. Of course it's got to be the absolute worst time to try to sell a house, and we both chose to do it anyway.
Also not the best economy for us to be building a house, but aren't we glad we did!
The newly finished stairs are as grand as Richie said they were—even he was impressed with his work. I purchased the round iron balusters sometime last summer, and I wasn't sure how this would all work out, but everything is looking MAHvelous! The Husband wasn't so sure about my color choices for the treads and risers, but now that he sees it all finished, he loves it as much as I do.
And, the best birthday present of all—the fridge is working!