Saturday, November 12, 2005

Gone Plumb Crazy

Well, we're over the edge now, and on edge, and whatever that great Yiddish word is that means "totally beside ourselves." We went, with Alex looking and feeling like "Death eating a cracker" (another Zaneism), and looked at a couple of houses that are larger than the refrigerator box we currently live in. And then we smooth went bug-nuts and MADE AN OFFER on one that we fell in love with. That's right, just before the holidays. And before our house is even ready to put on the market (the refrigerator box needs some fresh landscaping and paint touchups).

So, OK, maybe we're a little excitable. Maybe we jumped the gun. But this place was altogether perfect for us, and besides that, I ask you--CAN YOU RESIST THE PULL OF THE HONEST-TO-GOODNESS KOI POND???I didn't think so. And this move would put Bella into the best elementary school district in the area, as opposed to one of the worst. Ahhh. Make it so, Lord. We're all in a wad over it, but we know that if it's meant to be, it will be. We'll know by 5:00pm Sunday. Until then, you can find us, wild-eyed and agitated, right here in the refrigerator box.

6 comments:

  1. I grew up with a large koi pond right at the front of our house. It was L-shaped and about 20 feet long and maybe 5 feet wide. It was a cement pond (makes you think of Jethro, doesn't it?) with slate coping around the top. We had a couple dozen koi, each around a foot long. They were very well trained and would come when called (really!) and would literally eat out of your hand. But they are a LOT of work. Keeping the pond clean can be difficult if you don't have a good filter, and in your part of the country you're going to need a heater to keep the water warm enough so it doesn't freeze solid. If you keep a log on the top of the pond, enough oxygen will get in so that the fish can live through a winter freeze.

    I loved having a koi pond as a kid, and I'm sure Bella will too. Fingers crossed for the new house. So what's it like?

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  2. Landscaping? Well, at least the Crapes have been trimmed.

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  3. OOOOOHH...very exciting. Wishing and making good luck thoughts for you! I love the pond!

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  4. Oh, geez, you're doing the same thing I am.. Moving and the waiting game is SO stressful! Good luck with all that!

    Sue-good call! ha ha.

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  5. Thanks for stopping by, and congratulations on your new koi pond/house thing! Can you paddle your toes in a koi pond, or do the fish nibble?

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  6. Wow Belinda, that was fast! The koi pond is really cool, I assume there's also ample space for poodles?

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