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July 29th, 2008 · 6 Comments

We closed escrow on the house this morning. We were over there most of the day, installing smoke detectors, curtain rods, etc. The other two boys started moving in while we were there, though I don’t think anybody will sleep there tonight. We will have to go back over tomorrow and finish up a few projects, but pretty soon we have to start behaving like Landlords (advance notice before we can visit, etc., etc.) Wait a minute — my son lives there. Can’t I just go visit him whenever I want? We’ll have to figure out the balance between being parents and landlords!

Apollo hasn’t seen his new home yet. It will be interesting to see how he adapts to living with a smaller yard, but with three kids who might play with him more (hopefully!). Derek’s probably got one more night in our house, maybe two.

You can see the house in Google Street View. Go to, and enter “del rio & college, 85282” for a search. Then click on the Street View link. The house is on the north-west corner.

Tags: Family Updates

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dianna // Jul 30, 2008 at 11:58 am

    Do you think you’ll keep after Derek no longer has need for it? Or give it to him for a first home? There’s nothing enjoyable about being a landlord unless you know & trust the occupants.

  • 2 Mom // Jul 30, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Have you talked to Devon since the earthquake? Don talked with him soon after it, Being in his car would have been a different feeling. Anyway, his first one is behind him!

  • 3 Donna // Jul 30, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    Guess I missed my chance of seeing it. Now that there are boys living there, I probably better not drop in either. :-]

  • 4 Don // Jul 30, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Yeah Donna, because they wouldn’t know how to react to such a beautiful woman.

  • 5 Heather // Aug 12, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    Have they all settled in yet?

  • 6 Daryl // Aug 12, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    They are pretty much settled in. I still have a few minor tasks to do around their house, but nothing big.

    We still see Derek frequently for dinner.