Received an email from the builder today telling me the exterior stone has been completed on the house. I don't know why this is making me giddy, but it is. Sure, I was excited when they were painting, but not like this. Maybe it's because stone seems so much more permanent than paint, or maybe it's just that the house looks so much more complete. I dunno.
But as I sit here, listening to children from 4 families using the street on each side of our house as a playground—ringing bicycle bells, blowing whistles, squealing, complaining, crying, and even occasionally laughing—I'm thinking that my home looks pretty darn move-in ready to me!