Just kidding. About the house part.

newhouseSo, alas the house we were going to rent was in a less-than-ideal school district. Jon drove by it yesterday and promptly declared that McKenzie would absolutely not be going there. I believe he said, “hillbilly trailer park school” or something to that effect. I could be wrong though. GIANT oversight on my part. Did I mention that the $340 “hold fee” was non-refundable? And obviously the $35 overnight UPS fee was a waste. Epic fail for Nicole. But alas, there is no price on a good education (sort of?), and I’m willing to give up a couple hundred dollars so she can go to a better public school. For the most part, I firmly believe that education has mostly to do with parenting, but a good school can’t hurt. And no way in hell I’d ever send her to a private parochial school. No offense.

On the bright side, though, if we live in Fayetteville we’ll be closer to entertainment/restaurants/friends, and the commute will also give us about 20-30 minutes more with Daddy-o every day. So I suppose there’s always a silver lining. Plus, I obviously want our Little Princess to be a huge smarty-pants…so the search continues!

In other news, we accepted an application on the condo! So that’s a huge load off our shoulders. =)

Angie - November 25, 2013 - 3:19 pm

Oh no!!! That stinks that it didn’t work out. So are you looking for a different house or will you live on base?

tracy - November 26, 2013 - 12:11 am

Silver linings are the best!!! :)

Leah - December 1, 2013 - 7:42 pm

Your comment about private schools makes me laugh. I’ll (most likely) never send my kids to a private school, either. My mom taught at a Catholic school and when I went for take-your-daughter-to-work-day once one of the girls said, “So why don’t you go here? Is it too much money for you guys?” Lol! I wouldn’t have gone there if they paid me. Not to mention that the private high school in my city was the most drug-infested school in the area.