Avast, me hearties


Today be Talk Like A Shipmate Tide,* t’ me, th’ harbingers o’ th’ celebrations o’ Fall. Me favorite time o’ voyage. This voyage I be hopin’ t’ really decorate up fer Fall an’ Halloween, but I may be a tad bit busy:

You’ll be shocked t’ know
Big changes be a’comin
Can ye say new house?

New t’ us at least
A very, very fine house
An’ ‘t has a YARD

After carefully following Wacky Mommy’s house hunting advice (who would have thunk a house that comes with its own live-in homeless person is worth LESS than others?), we made an offer on a home. Yes, a home. For me. And my family. Offer accepted and in 30 days we should commence operation Vixen’s Den Transplantation v3.0

We chose it because:

  • It has a yard. Have any of you tried to live with four people and four dogs without a yard? If yes, you have my deepest sympathies.
  • The living room is not flanked by a large parking lot and people can’t look in my windows.
  • There is a yard. Front and back. Ladybug can run and jump and play.
  • A garage! A cute, adorable one car garage for Mr. Vixen to get all his tools out from storage.
  • No one lives on top of me. Most especially no one that seems to be flaying alive her children (just a wild guess based on their bloody screaming).
  • Did I mention that it has a yard? With a fence? Trees? Like an “I can now plant a garden kind of yard”?
  • It is still only two bedrooms, about the same square footage we are in now. But we are outside people and spend most of our time on our balcony. And now we have a yard we can be in AND a big screen room!
  • We will pay less towards the mortgage than we are paying to rent right now. Because it was cheap. As in bank owned cheap.

*Today is Talk Like A Pirate Day ya lily livered scurvy cur! Click here t’ be seein’ may family all dressed up as buccanneers. For more Haiku Friday visit A Mommy Story.


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  1. Oh, yay for you!! Many congrats. And a Yarrrrrrd is always a great place to play and talk like a pirate, too. 🙂

  2. How WONDERFUL for you!!! I know first hand how no yard presents challenges. You’re the second to mention ‘talk like a pirate’ day … but (alas) methinks I have so such energy (nor time) to check it out (even though you thoughtfully provided the link). Maybe later …
    Hugs and blessings,

  3. Oh fabulous! I’m so happy for y’all. We’re beginning to wonder how we ever thought having people over us was going to work. Anyway I’m happy, happy, happy for you…
    I forgot it’s pirate day or pirate talk day or whatever. I’ve got to post a couple pirate shots I have :0)

  4. Hooray, it’s nice to get a new house — and one with a yard! I can tell you are very excited. I hope it is all you are dreaming and planning and expecting and did I mentions I’m glad you are getting your yard??? And to think you put it all in arrrrr pirate genre. Congratulations. 🙂

  5. Mar

    Hip Hip Hooray!! I am so excited for you and the den! Good things happen to good people.

    Can’t wait to see the pictures.

    Maybe we can camp in your backyard :).

  6. Congratulations!!!!

    We have been in our house for about three years and we LOVE it. We were so excited for a garage in the winter. No more scraping ice off the windshields! Hooray.

    It is also SO great to have your own space… ie. your own YARD! Especially when your hubby is the one who has to mow it! Hehe.

  7. Oh vixen…I am SO happy for you guys!!!! You deserve this so much, and I know you will be happy in your own space! Congrats!!!

  8. Congratulations!!! I know you and your family and the doggies are going to be so excited.
    Now you need a countdown widget so we can mark the days until you move.

  9. YYYYYAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!!!! This is so wonderful!

  10. Most excellent for you, my friend. That sounds just wonderful.

  11. Yes! Yes! Yes!
    I’m so happy for you!
    I just all too familiar with the agony of trying to find a place to live, especially accompanied by financial concerns.
    This is super news!
    Care to join me in a jolly jigger of rum?

  12. I’m so happy for you. I bet your dogs will be overjoyed at having a yard of their own. Congratulations, and you should post some pics.

  13. Congrats and I can see by your words that you all are so very happy. Kids and dogs always need a yard and I’m glad you have one.


  14. So does it have a yard?

  15. Awesome 🙂

  16. Wow, congratulations, Vixen!! It seems everything worked great with your choice of home, a yard you can garden and less mortgage than your rent, without people living on the top floor, that’s sooooo great! Best wishes to you and your family on your moving.

  17. I am so powerful! Damn. I am crying happy tears for you over here, and for myself because MY FRIENDS ARE MOVING INTO THEIR OWN HOUSE, YAY, but why didn’t I help us with winning lottery numbers or something while I was at it?

    Wish I was there to help with the yardwork, but I’ll send you some good vibes, okay?

  18. Oh how cool! I am so happy that you will have a place to call yours. Welcome to home ownership.

  19. Lee

    Congratulations on the new digs! I’m excited for you. It’s been a lot of years since I lived in an apartment, but the one thing I remember is that I didn’t like it!! I’m glad you’re able to find a more suitable den! 🙂

  20. I’m amazed and utterly in awe that you came up with a haiku in pirate verbage. That is talent.

    Congrats on the house! Have fun with that yard 😉

  21. Yeehaw. About time the good stuff started. 😉

  22. Oh, congrats!!! How wonderful for you!!

    May your house be founded
    On the goodness of the earth.
    May the walls of your house be blessed
    By the four winds of heaven.
    May the roof of your house be guarded
    By the heights and the stars above.
    So that all who live in your house,
    All who seek shelter in your house,
    All who strive, protected by your house,
    Find hope and strength to live,
    Find love and joy to give,
    Find faith and meaning in their destiny.

    (A Celtic House Blessing)

  23. Yaa for the house…we were pretty happy once we moved too. Gotta love a yard….Now that we have such a big yard though…we have no more animals…Gotta laugh….

  24. Let’s hear it for “Y” – the letter of the day … as in …
    YAY! (and) “Yippee” (for) Yards!
    Best of luck with the move … Arrrrrr!

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