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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

High Point_: There's a voice that keeps on calling me

Well, in literally the space of only a few days, we decided we needed a change. We put the house on the market, started looking at other houses, found one we liked, made an offer & got it accepted! Even though we haven't sold our house yet, the owners of our prospective new house liked us and aren't in any real rush, that said, I am still a bit nervous that we won't be able to sell our house and they might get itchy feet. Anyway, must remain optimistic. Our new house (touch wood) has a big kitchen, four bedrooms, a garage, a massive lounge and dining room, and perhaps the best thing - a massive garden which we worked out is 7.5 times bigger than our current garden. As soon as I saw the garden I could imagine Ripley playing in it, as Penny said it is plenty big enough to fit in a big trampoline, I know she really wants one of those and it will be the first thing we buy. It is such a great house and I am so excited, I also know that life has a way of kicking you in the nuts, so I am trying to maintain a bit of emotional control. Like our Alsatian friend here, we have a habit of not settling down anywhere for very long, but we both agree that this house has real potential, it has everything we need for at least the next 20 years, and if we really need a bigger house we can always eat into the garden a little bit with an extension. I am really really really excited, calm down calm down, maintain control.

Although it has been quite difficult, we have decided to get tough with Ripley, last night we didn't pick him up when he cried at 3am asking to come into our bed, I looked at him and told him to lie down and go to sleep, amazingly (after about a quarter of an hour of screaming) he did. Is this the beginning of a more relaxing parenthood? Somehow I doubt it.


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