Friday, February 12, 2010

Kids are Coming Early!! Oh No!!

Oh My!  I just found out the kids are coming home today for the whole weekend.  I thought they were just coming up tomorrow.  I love them and love to see them, but the whole weekend? --- I have to gear up for that.  And by kids, I mean Austin, Melissa,

Logan age 5,  Landen age 4 in two weesks,

and two hyper dogs.  OK, I can do this, I can do this, yes I can!

I was planning fancy ice cream sundaes for tomorrow night for Valentine's Day, but I don't have all the stuff.  So I just got in touch with My Bob since he's not home yet from appointments and asked him to pick up all the sundae makings that I didn't have yet.  We'll have these for tonight.  Austin and Melissa asked if I minded that just the two of them go out to dinner tomorrow night for Valentine's Day.  Of course I don't mind.  I just wasn't quite prepared. 
I'm a planner.  I always like to know ahead of time what's going on and what I'm going to be doing, and everyone else's plans if they concern me at all.  So I'm cleaning bedrooms and bathrooms today.  This was on my list to do tomorrow morning.  I'm doing good now, though.   Got the cleaning done and dessert being picked up.

The reason they're coming home is to hopefully finish cleaning their house out that's going up for sale.  I don't know yet if I'll be helping to clean or staying home with the boys. 
Some real good news that we're very hopeful about is that we think the house may be sold already without it even being listed yet.  I was talking to a florist friend of mine and it just so happens that her current lease for her flower shop is ending in May and she wants to find a better but less expensive space.
 I told her about my son's house coming up for sale since they had to move an hour and a half away.  The house comes with a separate garage and office/guest house.  This is where our insurance agency used to be.  She and her husband asked if they could see it right away and they decided they want it and they would move her flower shop into the old office building.

This is what my florist friend and I imagine it could look like.  Very cute! 

Then they would rent out the main house.  We were all excited about the transaction until we double checked with the city zoning board and since it was never zoned commercial we now have to go through this riga-ma-roll of paper work, variances, exceptions, legal postings and a meeting to have it voted on.  Jeez!!
Since my grandfather built the building in 1958 and had his insurance agency in there at that time it was just "grandfathered" in as an insurance agency.  Actual zoning laws went into affect in 1964. 
So that's where we're at.  My Bob and I are doing the paper work and leg work on the matter and the meeting is now scheduled for a week from Tuesday.

As my Grandma always used to say, "Life gets tedious at times".


Theresa said...

I like to plan too and don't like getting unexpected guests:) But it sounds like you have it all under control. I know it will be loads of fun and those boys will enjoy being with you. Perhaps you will get to hang back with the boys and not do the cleaning. Hope the sale of the house works out for all of you! Have a blessed weekend dear Nina, a busy weekend I am sure:)

DJan said...

As usual, you are going full out! I'm hoping the zoning issue won't be a problem, because it seems to be a perfect fit otherwise. And that is some huge batch of visitors! It's a good thing you are so organized.

Grandma J said...

Your family is adorable! Nina, don't gear up...the kids won't even know the difference. The fact that they are going out to dinner alone makes it a bit easier because the kids luv stuff like mac and cheese, grilled cheese or hotdogs.

I want an ice cream sundae too! :))

How exciting that their house might be sold! It sounds like a win win situation provided you get some cooperation by the city.

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Nina; Sounds like a busy yet fun weekend.. your sundaes sound really yummy.... hope it all works out and the house sells... I love your Grandmas saying,,,, so so true...

Happy Valentines Day


Lily Robinson said...

Awesome! I think you all could sleep easy knowing that all the flowers live there now. You shouldn't have much problem with the zoning variance for it. Good luck, and enjoy the w/e with the boys!

Grandma Lizzie's House said...

I think I need some time for mental preparation when my kids & grandkids come. I always love it & I'm glad they come but it's just different. I hope it turned out great.


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