Two extra good things to share today:
*Jan's coming home today, lala lala! Jan's coming home today, oh ladida! My buddy has been on vacation (forever, it seems!) and is finally coming home today! Woohoo! I can't wait! She missed our housewarming party through no fault of her own, and even since then a few other (minor, but still important) changes have been made to the house. All of this to say I can't wait for her to see it all!
*Last night, we finally met some of our neighbors! Woohoo! Yay! We met Dean next door and his family, who seem very awesome, and we met Frank and Lee and little Frankie, who are equally awesome! For those of you wondering, Chris was happy to meet Frank because Frank is the neighbor we dubbed the Tool Guy because he's always working on something in his driveway. When we first saw him before we even closed on the house, we decided we needed to get to know him real quick! They were all extremely friendly and welcoming, and I'm very happy and relieved now to know that. And in regards to the fireworks for next year, July 3 not July 4, we can see colored smoke from our street apparently. (No actual fireworks due to the tree line separating us from the high school, but colored smoke is apparently good enough for us! Yay!)