After more than 2,600 miles across the county (just a few hundred short of the average interval between recommended oil changes) we have arrived at:
4908 Will O Dean Road
Raleigh, NC 27616
This is home…
Well for now. The Schuck family is settling into a one year lease on a three bedroom, somewhat remote, somewhat off the grid home northeast of the city. The house, as we learned, is far different than California. It has both a septic tank and runs off of a well.
That said it is as quant and cute as the initial pictures we posted, albeit a tad more dirty than those real estate picture belied. The home has 3 bedrooms, kitchen, empty washroom, family room and a formal dinning room. The latter is bigger and stranger than we anticipated and even with the addition of an amazing hand crafted formal dinner table (courtesy of one stellar human being named Sean) we find ourselves dreaming of how to properly fill the space on our shoe string budget.
Day/Night 1 in the home proved a big stressful event, during and after our initial walk thru but we survived. Dawn on the second day has brought new challenges as we realized the former tenants, included young children, who left very messy walls. Yeah for magic erasers and elbow grease.
We split out day in half by visiting Adara’s new job and exploring the more immediate area around her work.
The day was further punctuated by trips to various stores and spending some money on more immediate needs like shower curtains or the shower mat that we need to cover the funky calcium stain in our master bathroom shower.
Tom ended the night by indulging his neurosis, by scribbling largely eligible labels on post it notes and assigning imaginary homes to the kitchen stuffs that will arrive on Saturday in the U Haul boxes.
Speaking of arrivals, we are patiently awaiting Tom’s father, Jerry, who graciously volunteered to fly out from San Diego and help us unload out shipping boxes. He will be paid well in local NC beer and food.
Oh course what you are all really curious about is how is the dog doing. We think he loves it but still hasn’t established that this place is his new home. He’s meeting the neighbors, bounding gleefully after squirrels and helping us explore the lake, that is less than two houses from our place. It’s obvious he’s happy but likely confused and he will be a very happy boy when he sees grandpa on Sat.
Both of us start jobs on Monday… Details to come soon. Love you all.