It's been a busy few months. My husband and I have had several discussions over the past few months about the world we live in and how difficult that world is for our sons. While our ultimate goal is to help our boys learn how to navigate the world as it is, we want to provide them a safe place to learn to do so. We decided that our best bet is to buy a home that we can modify as needed. And so, we did--barring any unforeseen discoveries by the home inspector, we'll close in the next few weeks.

Which is good, since our lease is up August 15 :D.

We decided we did not want to risk a large debt, since we can not be certain from year to year what treatments our children will need or how much of those treatments will be covered by insurance, so we spent most of our savings on a foreclosure. The rest of our savings will be spent on moving expenses and doing what repairs and modifications we can afford. At this point, I'm just hoping we can cover the major repairs and the necessary modifications, included the excavation and fencing of the back yard--a necessity for our boys, especially Fighter, who is a runner ('eloper' is another common descriptor--generally just means that he runs off with no consideration for safety).

So, in the next four weeks, we will close on our house, embark on some major repairs and improvements, do a lot of minor home improvements, pack up this 2000+ square foot rental, and move. In addition, the boys will start school (Superhero will be at a new school for 1st grade, while Artist and Fighter will return to the preschool they attended last year, as our new home is actually closer to their school than our current home). The boys will continue therapy in the meantime, and the adults of the house will be finishing up college courses we enrolled in this summer (clearly didn't think that one through, right?).

So I probably won't be posting a lot. Sorry about that, but I hope to catch up with detailed reports on the modifications we did to our new home to make the boys' lives (and ours) easier in early September.

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