June 19, 2007
The first house didn’t work out, but we entered negotiations on the second one, and things were moving right along.
Until Julie found some time to get online.
And do some additional research.
The school district the house is in was number 2 on her list of 4 good districts. She’d nudged Dublin, OH up to number 1 on her list after driving around the community.
What did she find out today, then? Well, somewhere, she found out that the elementary school that Benton and Carson would be attending is overcrowded. Consequently, any kids who move into the area after March 7, 2007 will be bused to another school. Same great district, just not the same school that, potentially, other kids on the same street would be going to. This is (apparently) a BIG DEAL.
After Julie let me know this was the case (in the middle of probably my most hectic day since I’ve been at my current job), I had a flash. Why, everything was going to be okay. It struck me that, had we stayed in Austin in our current house, we’d be in the exact same situation! Based on all of the research Julie did before Benton started first grade, she’d decided that he would be better off attending a different school in the district than the one that is closest to our house. So, for the past two years, he’s been bused (by me) to that school. And Carson was slated to join him next year. So, this new news wasn’t a big deal at all!
Or was it?
Stay tuned. We’re slated to discuss it this evening. Which started about 5 minutes ago when Benton went to bed.
I do believe the shoe may be dropping (and THAT, dear reader, is the connection to the picture of Alana above — notice that she is wearing no shoes!).