Saturday, March 18, 2006

Getting Dressed and Moving

Originally uploaded by drmacro.
The big news is that Dada has started to put on her own clothes. She can't do it 100% but she can at least get the process started by herself, which is a big step. It's clear that she considers it a big accomplishment and it makes her feel a lot more independent.

We're also making progress with the whole pee pee in the potty thing, although not to the point of moving away from pullups, at least not until the whole move thing settles down.

Dada continues to improve her language skills--she picks up new words very quickly and is starting to use multi-word phrases. She is doing lots of pretending and seems to understand the distinction between really doing something and pretending or faking.

Bedtime has been pretty calm the last week or so. For a while it was a struggle to get her to get into her bed. But lately she's been declining stories and getting right into bed. Let's hope it continues.

This weekend is the big pack and move. We're having our PODS pod moved to the new house on Monday, along with the piano. Then professional movers will show up at the new house to unpack the pod and put all the furniture in the right place (we didn't want to be carrying stuff up the stairs). On Monday they will also be installing the murphy bed, so its going to be a busy day. Yesterday we got all the stuff from my office at work--couch, chair, A/V equipment--and moved it to the new place, so we have some real furniture in there now.

The other big news is that we have renters for our current house, at least for a few months. My co-worker and friend Sasha and her husband Ash have been trying to sell their house in Dallas for the last nine months with the plan to relocate to Austin. Well they got a buyer and have to be out of their house on March 24th. They tried to find a rental here in Austin but couldn't find anything that would accomodate their need for a short-term lease and two dogs. Turns out our house is almost a perfect fit--already dogified, has a yard, we're perfectly fine with a short-term lease, and they're willing to rent it for what we need to break even, so everybody wins. And they're willing to put up with the house being in not quite as good a shape as it would have to be if we were renting to strangers.

So this means that we don't have to deal with selling our current house right away--we'll have at least two or three months to get settled into our new house before we have to deal with getting the old house ready to sell.

It also means we have to be completely out of our current house by next Friday, which means we can't procrastinate and drag it out like we probably otherwise would have.

Now all we have to do is get the power and gas hooked up at the new place....


At 4:54 PM, Anonymous Rick Geimer said...

Congrats on the house and the kiddo Eliot! Got two little ones myself now, ages 4 and 1. Pictures are at my wife's blog:

Take care!

Rick Geimer
(Old customer from your Passage days...)

At 11:58 PM, Blogger Eliot Kimber said...


Good to hear from you--your kids are super cute. Hope things are going
well for you. And I'm impressed with your wife's skill with the bento
boxes--it's a good day for us when we can just get Dada to school with
a lunch in her hand :-)




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