this was a good week: nowhere but up
I mentioned that I wasn't going to be back here until April, and I still mean that -- I'll be back next week -- but this was a pretty good week, so I couldn't resist stopping in.
Two nights ago, we heard from our demolition contractor that -- alleluia and finally -- he would be arriving bright and early this morning to begin the demolition of the house. This was good news, but if I'm honest, I was skeptical: originally we were told that the house would be demolished within the week we closed on our loan, and there has been delay after delay. So I decided I wasn't going to believe it until I saw it.
Last night, Marcus took the dog for his usual evening walk, intending to pass by our house to check on it; you know, just one last look before meeting the demo team in the morning. As he turned on our street, it started to pour -- so he decided he would run to take refuge in our garage until the storm passed.
Except there wasn't a garage. Or even a house.
Turns out the crew showed up a day early to begin demolition.
When I showed the image above to a friend, she remarked, "This breaks my heart and also makes me want to cheer at the same time."
I didn't even take a breath: "Man, my heart was broken 7 months ago. This feels like running into your ex-boyfriend 7 months after you break up, and feeling a pang of happiness that you don't actually miss him anymore."
So, nowhere but up. Right before dinner last night, Marcus, Alex and I toasted to new beginnings, and I've been dancing to the song below ever since.
And with that, have a great rest-of-March, friends. I'll be back next week.
Soundtrack: Make me feel by Janelle Monáe