This past weekend I spent some time out of The Twitterverse. What was I up to you ask.
Original plans were for Lela and Aaron to come visit, and see the house-in-progress - B.I.L for the 1st time, Sissy for the 2nd. I was thrilled.
Kick the carpet, put down wood flooring, get our shopping in, eat delicious food paired with some equally yummy bevs, and enjoy our weekend company.
Looking back, I should have known something was up.
Thursday after asking Lela if we could take them to Le Chinois, a Chinese restaurant known around downtown, she stated we should just wait to see what we feel like then.
This may seem okay to you all, but I know this pair pretty well - and they love their chicken balls. Dead giveaway!
They left my hometown 2ish o'clock Friday, just in time to hit Toronto's rush hour traffic, and apparently the term crawl was an understatement.
Welcome to city living my wee babes!
When they finally arrived they had pizza in hand. Sweet! Aaron was excited to check the place out. To see what he was up against, construction-wise.
Mid showing, the doorbell rang. Hmm weird.
As Boo went to answer, I tallied in my head who it could be. Hmm, my Uncle, Boo's Sister, or his Grandparents? All of them live within close proximity - they are our regular doorbell ringers.
Nope. It was my parents!
They came down with the Sister, but waited in the van for effect. Best. SURPRISE. Ever.
We finished the showing, ate dinner, caught up with each other and then went straight to work.
You wouldn't believe the difference from start to finish. I still don't believe it!
It's double-take material, surely.
You see, my family is pretty construction savvy - myself excluded, but I will get there. With time and experience will come the know how.
Until then, I will just enjoy all the family time we get from them needing to come show us how.
I loved having them.
And they will be back - in May - to fix our very leaky roof.
Side-note: For those of you who heard yesterday that the house buying was off, by the end of the day - it was back on. What a roller-coaster ride.
It seems an estate purchase from family is much more complicated than buying from a stranger. I say go make friends with your fellow stranger... and save yourself ;)