April 7 - We became second HOUSE-owners today. Before all the ooh-ing and ahh-ing starts, it's not that glamorous. We had to buy a small, second house in our name for my sister, Melinda, to live in. It's a long, frustrating story that doesn't belong in this blog. But, we do feel fortunate to have gotten a pretty good deal on this decent, little foreclosure in Powell's Crossroads. Thanks to Ashlee for spotting it on the Internet just a few days after it went up for sale because it wouldn't have stayed on the market long at the great price it was listed at, and thanks to our friend (and realtor), Mollie, for helping us close on it quickly and easily. Afterwards, we took Evelyn out for another birthday meal and a sort-of celebration lunch for us at The Boat House in Chattanooga. It was our first time eating there since it was The Sandbar Restaurant way back when and it was very good. Thanks to all the April showers, we saw this beautiful waterfall on Hwy. 111 on the way home that evening.
April 12 -14 - We were invited down to the Florida Gulf Coast near Destin for a few days of ocean and pool play. The weather was pretty accommodating, so we gave it a go.
|The house was just across the street from the beautiful sugar-white beaches of The Gulf. The waves were nice and strong and the water was tolerable after a couple seconds of gasping.|