April 1, 2008

Movin' on up....

so I suppose I should do a bit of an update since there is A LOT going on.

First and foremost...we are moving. yeup...my little family and I are going to be moving out of state. Sounds kind of scary right??
Out of state is actually only 5 minutes away. lol
We need to get out of this state for the kiddo.
Il. currently ranks 47 out of the 50 states as far as helping the special needs population. His Dr. and our lawyer both told us to run, run, run to Wi.
So we are.
And soon.

My parent's offered to help us out and Kris and I decided to take them up on that offer...we found a house last week and put in an offer on it and they accepted it. Our tentative closing date is april 29...two days after my birthday.
We will use the month of May to get the house ready...cleaning, painting, re-doing a couple of the bedroom floors and then if all goes well move into it in June as soon as the kiddo is done with school.

I am so stoked about this...for a lot of reasons.
The first and foremost is the opportunities this will give Gage. He will finally receive the help and support he needs...he will be eligible for equipment and therapies outside of school.
I've already been in contact with a couple of people and they are all waiting on stand-by to help us and him as soon as our address changes.
You couldn't PAY illinois to help us. sad.

But I won't dwell on that and instead I will look forward to what he will now have.

I am also excited about this because we will have ROOM. No longer will we be cramped in a tiny duplex. We will be in a HOUSE. A house with 3 bedrooms on the main floor and a 4th in the finished basement.
No longer will we have 5 kitchen cabinets...we will now have more than we know what to do with.

And to be honest it will just be nice to have our own place.

I do feel a bit overwhelmed by all of this. We have alot to do...packing 6 years worth of stuff, getting the new house ready and then moving in. Once that's done we will come back here and get this place ready for Kris' parent's to sell it.
I also need to find out what Gage's new school will be like.
The one downside is the new school district does not have a school like we have here. I will miss this school more than I can say. It was the one bright spot in Gage's life. The teachers and therapists are amazing. They care about all of the students so much.

Ok...there is still more to update on the kiddo but my fingers hurt.
Next update will be on the Ketogenic Diet.

Until then...have a good one.


Anonymous said...

I am so very excited for you! I have been dreaming of my own home. I too have been drowned in debt. You will have so many opportunities for Gage. You deserve this and so does he! Good things are comming your way. God Bless your family!


Jaime said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. ;)

I went back from the start to read your own. Several of your posts had me tearing up. Although our situations are completely different...I could still recall my own moments with autism. Anyhow this isn't about me.

Gage is a beautiful child. And you're right, blogging is good therapy for you, I use it often. It's an outlet to get it all out.