Sunday, June 3, 2012
The Milkman, The Paper Boy, and Evening TV
But then we found out that jb's brothers' living situation was changing. I know I sound like a broken record - but it has been so, so, so nice having the three of them living just a few blocks away. Still, we knew it probably wouldn't last forever. Uncle Jared got engaged (congrats again, Jadge!) and he and his fiancee got an apartment in another part of town. Uncle Julian decided to move back to Pittsburgh to be near his dad and other brother. That left Uncle Daniel in search of new roommates.
At around this time our landlord mentioned that he had bought the (shell of a) home next door to ours and was renovating it. The apartment would be newer, nicer, and bigger. More space would be nice, and we didn't want to lose all three of the family members we'd been lucky enough to have nearby - so, it was decided: Uncle Daniel would move in with us! The catch? His lease was up at the end of May and the new apartment wouldn't be ready until September 1st.
So last week, Uncle Daniel (and all his stuff) moved into our apartment. It's tight, but we are settling into something that should work for a few months. Leo is in heaven. Whenever we come home he calls out, "Uncle Daniel, are you home?" We are slowly finding ways to make room for the furniture, pantry items, and general living space.
Of course, bug will be joining us any day now. That brings the household count up to five. And then my sister is coming to stay with us for two weeks to help (yay!) and I'm sure my mom and other sister will make a visit to meet bug... The more the merrier, right?
I'm sure the next few months will have some challenging moments - but I really think that the new apartment and living with family will be good for everyone in our household. Until then...I think we can manage.