Here is Claribella-Pussywillow, waving us goodbye:
We were very sorry to leave her behind but we had to, didn’t we?
So, hi everybody. How are you doing?
We just set up this site so you can see what we’ve been doing, over here in England. (Ray did the technical stuff and I have taken over the purple prose.) Let us have any comments. (Keep it clean, boys.)
For those who don’t know ‘The Story So Far’, we’ve done a houseswap with a real sweet British couple, Betty and Joey. They have a daughter a little older than Lisa. We met them online, in a support group we found for parents of ‘troubled teens’. And when it became clear that the best thing for Lisa and Mary Jane was to get them as far away from all the bad influences as possible, we decided that a swap was the best thing. I guess we kind of sprung it on the girls, but that seemed the best thing to do: not give them any chance to be sneaky and prepare. Betty and Joey were so strict about this that they didn’t even allow Mary Jane to go back to the house – just took her straight from college to the airport. It’s tough love, I know, but it works.
(For those who want to know, Lisa is fine now. She kicked against the move but, once we got in the house, seemed to start to accept it. She isn’t breaking things any more, at least.)
We thought you might like a guided tour, as we’re going to be living here until we find someplace more permanent.
Here’s the frontage:
Living room. Isn’t the ‘sofa’ great?:
We’re leaving out the bathroom. It’s black and white tile. Very nice.
Lisa’s room, while we’re here:
The spare bedroom, if anyone cares to come visit. We’d love to have you come stay:
I think that’s all for now.
Tomorrow we start househunting. No rest for the wicked. We want something big and old. A bit like this.
Love you people. God bless.