The Mishoen Family
Both Fen and I like this house, but it's really a little bit too big for just the 2 of us. So lately we have been talking about moving. Both Nio and Tina live in Simmeria, and we would like to live closer to them and our grandchildren.
So I have been checking real estate sites almost daily, and we've been looking at several houses. I never thought it would be this hard to find something. We don't ask for a lot, so we thought it would go fairly smooth.
Finally the realtor showed as a house, we both fell in love with. She was really enthousisastic about it since it was a new one on the market.
When we finally sealed the deal, we still had to tell the kids about the move. Nio really didn't care, I know it's hard to say it that way, but he and Fen never had a great relationship. We were prepared for Tina to be difficult about it, and came up with all sort of explanations, but she was really glad that we were moving closer.
One of the things we really wanted in our new house, was a large garden, with a swimmingpool, and space the put our hot tub.
Another thing we really wanted was room for an inside gym. I'm not as active as Fen is, but I can really enjoy a good work-out once in while.
The gym is part of the garage, and we had to do a little bith of work to get it all the way we wanted it, but that didn't bother us too much. We now have a smaller house, with a nice garden, swimmingpool, and an inside gym, so it's all we wanted.
Enya and Sayda were thrilled to have us living closer! They kept beggin their parents to let them see the house, until Stella and Nio got tired of it, and arranged a complete sleepover for the girls.
I think they were really glad to have us closer, but they were more excited about the sleepover. We really tried to spend a lot of time with them, and give them a nice day.
I love both girls as if they were my own granddaughters, and they see me as their granddad as well. I feel really blessed to have them in my life and see them grow up.
It was nice the have the house filled with children again! I'm hoping we can do this more often when Wylco and Zoey are older as well.
The girls were really excited when they saw we could turn the couch in to a bed. Fen and I had planned to sleep on it ourselfs, but once the girls saw it, there was no way we were going to be able to let them sleep upstairs.
So instead we had go go to bed rather early so the girls would be in bed on a decent hour.
I thought they would wake up at least once during the night or that they wouldn't sleep good or anything, but they were fast a sleep really fast, and we didn't hear them again until the next morning.
As much as I love Enya and Sayda, I was happy when their parents came to pick them up the next day. Of course there is hardly ever a quiet day in our house since we moved to Simmeria. I don't work full time anymore, and neither does Fen, so we offered to look after Zoey when Tina has to work.
She's such a sweety, and both Fen and I adore her! She's in the phase where she's repeating everything we say, and she's so much fun.
We've gotten he some toys for when she's visiting. She really loves the jack-in-a-box. Everytime the guy pops out she hugs him.
She likes the swirley-thing we've gotten her as well. Tina told us she has one at home too, and is constantly playing on it. I don't feel comfortable letting her play with it on her own, so I usually sit with her.
Even though Tina lives with 2 friends, and they help her out a lot, I sometimes think being a single mother is hard on her, but she does a great job, and Zoey is a nice kid.
- Some of you may reconize Fen and Goofy's new house; it was part of the April Forum Project at N99. I have been thinking about who I could move in, and now I've finally figured it out. I know Fen and Goofy were rather new in their old house, but it really made sense for them to move closer to their children, and since they both live in Simmeria, the choice was easy.
- Fen has a rather fgood relationship with her grandchildren, which is still more than what can be said about her relationship with Nio, but they are getting there. I'm sure that one will never be great, but at least they don't hate each other.
- This update was yet again inspired by Carla from Sullivan! She always does this great things with her empty-nesters and she always gets me inspired to do more with my elders, well actually she inspires me in about all of my playstyle!