We’re so excited to have the lodge become ours in just four more days! The previous owners have rented back from us for the month of January so February 1st is the first day to feel like it’s ours! We plan to spend the month of February preparing the lodge, thinking through and developing procedures that will make life at the lodge flow smoothly. We’re holding weekly social events for the five or six potential residents (and their parents) to join our three definite residents, giving us all the opportunity to get to know each other and to make decisions on whether Hilltop Ranch is the right step for each of these adults. We’ll determine an official “Move-In Day” for the first residents although they’ll be getting their rooms set up before then. They’re just too excited!
Since we haven’t settled on our first house parents yet (we’re currently interviewing for that position), the parents of the first residents will be taking turns living at the lodge and being the temporary house parents. I think we’re all a bit jealous of our children and want to live at the beautiful lodge ourselves!