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I was all settled, tucked into bed. But the music wouldn’t stop. Trumpets, trombones… I could even hear a tuba. Not too loud, but loud enough that it kept waking me up every time I started to fall asleep.
Exciting news alert! It’s official: the Nomadic Millers are settling down back in Minneapolis after three years abroad, and they happened to find a house in my new neighborhood. In fact, they’ll be just two blocks from me! (I staked it out a few weeks ago and sent them some photos, since they’re still in Thailand).
Not to mention, I have another amazing cousin (from the other side of the family) renovating a house of her own just down the road. I’ve never lived this close to so much family in my life. I can’t wait until we’re all moved in! Maybe I’ll even stick around for some holidays from now on.
After the closing on Thursday, I went over to the house for a little while to take pictures and check on some things. First, I was surprised by this lovely housewarming gift from the sellers:
Isn’t that sweet?! Matt’s is my favorite place, and I can’t wait to use the gift certificate. They were so nice throughout the whole process. The even left me a map of the garden:
And, within the hour I was at the house, I met two new neighbors. One knocked on the door after he saw me taking pictures on the porch – he and his wife just bought their first house across the street about a year ago. My neighbor directly across the street was playing catch with her son in the yard when I left. Both are named Chris (the neighbors I met, not the mom and son). No way am I going to complain about friendly neighbors 🙂
So here are a few shots of the house, now that it’s empty! Won’t be that way for long…
The moving-in has officially begun: