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After losing the lease on our house two and a half months ago, we've finally found another one to move into! Yay! =^.^=

Known features include:
  • A dead-end street, so no through-traffic.
  • Two floors, no attic rooms, so no more sloped ceilings for me! =^.^=
  • The street it's on is sloped a bit (or so I'm told, I haven't actually seen the place myself yet), so the backyard at least is terraced.
  • A wood fireplace on each floor, similar to what we have now.
  • A landlady who actually listens, which is a great advantage over our last landlady. (well, her husband technically)
Overall, it sounds like a lovely place to spend our next fifteen years.

We get the keys on Wednesday, the 15th, and the plan is to do a walk-through that day, planning where things will go, then move the majority of things in on the Saturday after, leaving me in the current place as an extra security measure.
Then, the Saturday after that, we move everything else over.

That should give us extra time to deal with putting things in place, acclimatizing pets to the new place, all that sort of stuff.
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It's past 1am right now, so this is going to be brief.

Likely due to the major lack of sleep I'd managed to get during the run of The Mousetrap, I got a pretty major cold right afterwards.
It lasted for about a week, but now I'm still feeling the effects of it more than a week after that.
Mostly stuff in my throat and a bunch of coughing.

At least I'm not required to sing until about June, when auditions for the next panto will be.

I'm still coming up with a list of songs I'm considering for my audition.
Due to issues I've been having with my phone, however, the list keeps getting deleted and I have to start it over again.

Right now, I'm looking for a song about three minutes in length, with no long instrumental introduction (not like the early days of band music, where the singer got second billing – if at all – to the band, and had to come in for the second chorus), preferably no instrumental sections, and preferably with just one singer.

My plan for future auditions is to choose a different artist whose work I enjoy each year, to see just how versatile I can be.
My first audition was with Fred Astaire's The Piccolino, which I'd sung for several years before, so I knew how the song went very well.
The second audition was with Matt Dusk's The Theme from the Loaded Gun, song that has great drive in places, and I managed to improvise a sort of dance routine to go along with it. Got a round of applause for that one, too, so I must have done something right. =^.~=

We have just three weeks left in the month, and it doesn't sound like we've found another place to life just yet, though it sounds like there's one that might possibly work.
I'll have to wait until mom and dad make their decision, though I should probably make sure I start to pack up my stuff too...

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