It’s official! Actually quite a few things are now official!
First…I’m 30! I’ve been half-dreading half-looking-forward to this birthday all year. The 20s were fabulous! I graduated college, moved and moved and moved and moved again, started 3 (maybe 4) careers, birthed 2 babies, and celebrated 10 years of marriage! There was a lot of soul-searching, a lot of searching in general. A whole decade of good times….that’s going to be hard to beat! But from what everyone tells me, the 30s are wonderful! So I am looking forward to them, though I still cannot believe they’re here!
So the second bit of information is…Reliable Roots is growing roots! Right here in VA! We’ve traded in the RV lifestyle for a 1200 square foot mansion! (after RVing for 3 years, this place really is a mansion!). We’ll be here for a few years by all indications, so we decided to settle in. And then we found this house and fell in love! Built in 1938 right next to loads of woods and civil war sites, this place is loaded in history and character! And if there’s two things I love, it’s history and character!!
We parked our RV out front and have spent this past weekend unloading and moving in. It never fails to amaze me at just how much junk RVs can hold! There is storage space everywhere! And apparently we actually have enough stuff shoved in there to fill up a 1200 square foot house!
Unfortunately I’m still in the midst of cleaning and organizing (this hurricane hasn’t really helped the process) so I don’t have any better pictures of the interior, and with the constant rain of the past week, no pictures of the exterior, but I did score this lovely picture of our attic!
Yes, that would be Mr. Bat, just in time for Halloween! Now I consider myself somewhat of a feminist, and I’m totally about equal rights, until I find some sort of disease-infected rodent of unusual size that wants to suck my blood….that’s a man’s work through and through. Yup. I just don’t do that. Stay tuned today for what will likely be a twitter/instagram-fest of how the brave and fearless husband plans on riding our life of this vermin without blowing a hole in the roof. I’m sure it will probably look something like this…
Of course I wouldn’t be me without mentioning how much fun it is to clean my new house with all my new Norwex products! This house has been vacant since at least January, so there was a LOT of dust. And apparently they had a cat or small dog or something that I’m terribly allergic to. Maybe a gerbil, I’m not sure. Norwex to the rescue!!
Oh, and thank you previous owner for leaving all your hazardous chemicals absolutely everywhere for my toddler to find for me! I narrowly avoided having to call poison control…you know, for the second time this week (the first time was because all-natural toothpaste that tastes like strawberry just isn’t as natural as I had hoped….but all is well….and Dorothy at poison control is a super-nice lady!). This is why I Norwex. It’s worth it. Now if they only had some sort of product for getting rid of bats….
Now I’ll leave you with the last pictures of a wonderful summer, and of our last RV adventure, for now….