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How to Endure and Possibly Triumph Over the Adorable Tyrant
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Tuesday
Oct212008

If you're wondering where I am

 

 

I am vacuuming. I am planting mums. I am mulching like the world's supply of mulch is almost gone. I am polishing the faucets. I am organizing the shit out of my house. My closets are spectacular. My kitchen cabinets would bring you to tears. Meanwhile, Scott is replacing the shutters and painting the trim and the radiators and all the scuffed corners of the house. Our house is looking increasingly spectacular by the day. Why didn't we do this before? Because we weren't selling our house before. That would be why.

More later about why and where we're going. Just know that I am thinking of you, as I fluff the towels and bleach the grout. Thinking of you, and wishing you had a tall ladder and a fervent desire to wash my windows.

Reader Comments (62)

Alice, Anne forwarded me your post - we're on vacation - Jeez, we go away for a few days and look what happens!!!
October 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMauigirl
Maui...I didn't want to say anything, but they are moving because of you :-)

Alice, we are so going to miss you in the 'hood. But I bet it's like another poster said, this two bit town wasn't big enough for both you and Looky Daddy! and he done ran you out of Dodge City. Damn him!

October 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnne Prince
what? why? who? i live in new jersey, so i can state for a fact that it's a nice place if you live in jersey city/hoboken or one of the "M" towns. don't go!
October 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermichelle @ TNS
Emi and Victoria: Evanston is NOT the "only acceptable suburb of Chicago." La Grange rules! Why, we have The Pet Parade! (Thought I'd start a turf war while waiting for Alice to give us the lowdown.) Melissa wants to move, too....where's everybody headed?
October 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCJ
If you move near me, just know that I am the number 1 best babysitter in the entire world.
October 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLacey Jane
I hope you are moving back to Brooklyn. And am I supposed to be mulching?
October 24, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpamcarden
@CJ: La Grange is very nice, but we have the lake. Also we are not Lyons-adjacent. Plus no freight trains. I lived in Berwyn for three years, and believe you me, I appreciated La Grange PLENTY.

Come on, Alice. You know you want to move here. We'll do a John Hughes tour. And then have lunch in the booth at the restaurant in "Ordinary People," and I'll even let you sit on the Tim Hutton side. What more do I need to offer?
October 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria
Wow, tumultuous times call for tumultuous measures? Fantastic.
October 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBOSSY
Ah, do I know where you are coming from! We are in the exact same place - although it sounds like you are about three weeks ahead of where we are.

I wish the best to you as you try to sell in this lovely market! I definitely understand that position and will hope for smooth sailing for us both!
October 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSusan
Wow. Maybe that would get me to organize my desk? Good luck!
October 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTamara ModernGear TV
In my opinion there is nothing worse then having to keep your house looking and smelling like a furniture store while it's up for sale. It's like a nightmare that never stops...and I sell real estate...

Good luck and hope you sell and close quickly..

Dorothy from grammologyhttp://grammology.com
October 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDorothy Stahlnecker
hello whata wonderful blog i found you looking for stuff on our sons birth defect esophageal atresia and down syndrome and so on. I wish you the best and such a great site you have.
October 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkayla

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