Saturday, August 8, 2009

Housing update (a.k.a. – my Mom, the All-Star)

My parents drove down the day after the accident to say hi and to help out in any ways they could. While they were here, we drove around some neighborhoods and my mom started making calls :). By the afternoon, we had found a place to live! Here is a picture of the house:
On one side of the house is an apartment that a girl from Longwood will be living in. The part we are living in is the main house, including 3 bedrooms!! Wow. Compared to our 550 square foot apartment in Arlington, this place is HUGE. It turned out that the man my mom contacted is a huge fan and supporter of H-S Basketball. Once he found out Chris would be working with Coach Vick he was more than happy to meet us and help us out.

Two more things: we just moved our stuff in yesterday so we are trying to get settled this weekend. We are in the process of setting up utilities, etc. so the ETA on our internet is not until Tuesday. This means you will most likely have to wait until then to see interior pictures (we had to stop really quickly at a place with internet so I could post this!).

Last thing: If the scenario above does not prove to you how much of an all-star my mom is, then this might: My mom drove down here Thursday while Chris and I were at work, bought a ton of cleaning supplies, and went to work on cleaning out the house. When we got back, she was just about done and ready to make the drive back home. She drove all the way down here just to help us clean! I love you, Mom! Thank you!!

8 comments:

Dorothy said...

I am so glad this house worked out for you. I love your new neighborhood and the neighbors!!

LA-jan said...

Your house is darling! Your mom called me on her drive home and we had a long, wonderful conversation until she was almost home!

jennie said...

oh wow that house is so cute!! way to go mrs. hall! and also kt i'm impressed with your dedication to the blogging even without internet- well done!

whittakerwoman said...

Love the house, loved that your mama did that for you! Wish we lived closer! H

Michele said...

Katie, We need pictures! Can't wait for Tuesday to come! I'm so happy you have a love and appreciation for your Mom... that comes through in your personality. I knew, before I ever met your Mom that she was amazing... She birthed you, a wonderful addition to our extended family! Looking forward to seeing you and Chris settled! And, I'm glad you are feeling better too!
Love you, Michele and the rest of the gang

Lisa Dawn said...

That is such a cute house! I am so happy for you. =)

Stina said...

what a cute house! Love the red door and I can't wait to visit once you guys are more settled!!

Liz Ketner said...

this is so beautiful! it reminds me of all those historical houses by william and mary. can't wait to visit!!