Good news. A new Stollen Central and Zum Stollenkeller are on the horizon.
We meet with our real estate lady on Saturday (tomorrow) morning to set into formal motion the eventual purchase of a new home. While modest and unmistakably suburban, it has everything we want. Excellent schools, a quiet almost rural setting, an easy commute, yet far enough away from campus, large front- and backyards plus a tree-house with tire swing for the Young Master, plenty of space indoors, no major repairs or replacements that require immediate attention (roofs, furnaces, water heaters, and so forth), and. . . a fully finished basement! Cue the insane laughter, please.
If the stars align just right, we plan to move in just before Christmas during mid-December. I know, I know. . . Serenity now!
House Update. . .
Our offer on the house that we most wanted has been accepted. Our real estate lady called me about 20 minutes ago with the news. We have a few more pieces of paperwork to sign etc., etc., but we will be able to occupy the house after December 8th. . . Well ahead of the Christmas holidays. I cannot wait! Our current apartment is very nice, fairly new, and so forth, but it's not 'home' by any stretch of the imagination. It will be awfully good to have a month,or so to unpack and settle in before classes resume in January. The Grand Duchess and I might just have a glass or two of wine this evening.