It's been a delicious week as people have stopped by to see the kids' pictures and rejoice with us. There is even a shower in the works and wishlists being assembled. We are feeling, as ever, grateful and blessed.
Lots of people have asked when I think we'll be going back. My completely unreliable and unscientific gut feeling is that on July 20 we will once again depart and our court appointment will be early in the week of July 23-29th. This will put us in Moscow the second week of August and home around the 11th of that month.
Why do I think it will be July 20th? because the Darrington Bluegrass Festival, which we love, will be that weekend and one of our favorite groups -- Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver -- will be playing. So that pretty much assures us that we will be out of town.
In the meantime, we are working a lot and not sleeping well at all as we toss and turn thinking about all there is to do: deal with the FOUR exterior doorways that have no landings or stairs (plywood is looking real good right about now), finish painting (still), clean up the carpenter's dust, get the carpet and the last toilet and sink installed, line up a pediatric eye specialist and a pediatric orthopedic doctor, register with the school district as home-schoolers, figure out booster and car seats, ignore the fact that our old car (one-car family here) is about to retire, furnish the the kid's room, acquire toys and clothes, get the barn and basement kid-safe, clean up all the old nails from the construction site, and avoid the 98 essays (actual number) in my In-box by Blogging! Oh yes, and Jamie is studying for a big exam tomorrow and an even bigger one in early June. And of course there is the usual spring stuff: prune, mow, storms off/screens on.
So, with that in mind, the lack of blogs in the next month should not be a surprise. Check in at the end of May, when we might have better guesstimates of our timeline.