March passed without an update here on good old Delicious Years. There wasn’t really anything to update.
Nothing’s happened on the bee front. We need to get the hive sealed and painted within the next couple of weeks, though.
During the first half of the month we house hunted. Our wants were simple: big yard, lots of light in the house, quiet street, close to mass transit, in-between Hillsboro and downtown Portland, three bedrooms, two bathrooms (but four beds/two baths would be great), a not-too-open floor plan. Alas, Portland really doesn’t do big yards, only houses that are really new have lots of windows, and we want a house in a mature neighborhood. Our poor Realtor.
We found a house though! It was above our price range, but we were able to come to an agreement with the sellers. The house is pretty neat. There is a very nice sized yard for the area. We won’t be growing fields of lavender, but the dogs and the child will have lots of room. There is also a really nice front patio. The house gets so much light, it’s by far my favorite thing. There is an atrium in the center of the main living areas that lets a lot of that light in. The kitchen isn’t updated, and that’s okay. The current kitchen is totally functional and fits with the aesthetic of the house. There are three bedrooms and two baths. The bedrooms are a nice size, and the master bedroom is very nice. The house is in move-in condition, which, considering I’ll be 7 months pregnant when we move is a Very Good Thing.
Right now we’ll getting the house purchase squared away. We just finished up with inspections and estimates on some repairs that will be needed soon. Hopefully everything keeps going smoothly. We met one of the sellers during the inspection and she was a very lovely woman. She gave me a recommendation for a good vet nearby, which is great because the dogs need shots this month.
Next thing is to take care of child related things. Finding child care. Finding child birth classes. Finding a doula. Figuring out what kind of car seat we want. etc etc etc… The kid is getting bigger. In the last week I’ve been able to feel it moving around a lot more, and if I’m laying down I can see my skin move when it kicks. It’s a little unreal.
The weather has been wonderful these past couple of days. I hope it holds out a wee bit longer. The trees and spring flowers are blooming, birds are singing. It’s a great time to be in Portland.