After a couple weeks of not seeing the wife & kids, we crammed in a lot of fun family time this weekend. The challenge we face is that we need to keep the house clean at all times as potential home buyers can schedule showings within a couple hours notice, this is a challenge because we have 2 kids and a dog that like to create big messes. The solution to this problem was to clean the house once and then remove the kids & dog from the house for the rest of the weekend.
We dropped Toby off at my parents and the rest of us went into Philly to stay in a hotel and explore the city. We had fabulous weather and a great time poking around Old City & Northern Liberties. We found a great candy store, record store, comic book store, Betsey Ross’ house, Ben Franklin’s house, printing presses & a nice wood oven pizzeria. The hotel had a pool, but Jaclyn and I had forgot to pack our bathing suits so we sat fully clothed as the kids swam around with a bunch of other children. At one point, Dalia appeared to be drowning and I slowly stood up to resolve the situation (which would have required me to become fully submerged in the pool while fully dressed), the time to act was fast approaching, but at the last moment, she pulled herself together and pulled herself to the side of the pool. We went back to the hotel room, Winston is always the first to fall asleep, but Dalia stayed up well into the night drawing pictures with flowers and unicorns.
We continue to have a lot of interest in our home, but no offers have been made yet (keep your fingers crossed).
I am traveling back home this weekend to see the family, the commute actually feels easier every time.
By the way, I had to visit Toledo, OH on Monday/Tuesday. They have the nicest minor league stadium that I’ve ever seen, home of the Toledo Mud Hens.