Today is Sasha's day. It is the anniversary of the day she became a U.S. citizen. I got her a present and we went out this morning for a bit together to celebrate, but the real celebration came in the afternoon.
This afternoon we finalized the details on our new home. It is a house with a yard closer to the center of town and near many public transportation lines including the new subway line that will open this fall. It is also just a few blocks from Sophie's (and next year Veronica's) school. The house did not have everything we wanted, but the owners were willing to lower the rent for us. The pluses outweigh the minuses, and we look forward to moving in next month.
Tonight, as we celebrated over Chinese takeout, Sasha told me she was exhausted. I can't blame her. It has been a long month of searching. But the search is over. Now all we need to do is move. Well, at least the hardest part is over.