We have an official closing date of September 20. We’ve bought some appliances and started thinking about paint colors (that’s an overwhelming proposition—what is the actual difference between “hazy dawn” and “coconut cream”?). We’ve made a list of what needs to be done and in what order.
But maybe the first order of business once we close is to put in some raised beds as Dana has already started growing seeds indoors for a fall spinach and kale crop. The garden here is winding down with everything but okra and peppers, so the transition from this garden to that one should be pretty smooth. We also are going to dig up the irises we planted here and replant them there—after we pull up some overgrown shrubs around the house.
In other news, being 500 miles from the coast, we’re not really sure what to expect from Florence, but the forecast is not much different than it has been all summer: there’s a chance of rain. But with all the trees around here, even a little wind can cause trouble.
School is going well for Rebekah and I. We passed the 1/3 of the semester mark on Tuesday. Next week, Rebekah has her first debate of the year. Jenna and Lauren are both enjoying their semesters.