Posted in House

Mostly Settled

Hello All From Our New Digs!

We moved 9 days ago on Saturday the 15th. The first week was unpacking, unboxing, reboxing, moving, changing, and generally figuring things out.  I had hoped that by Sunday evening the 23rd we’d be pretty much done. We were. I was able to move my desk from my bedroom out to the schoolroom area today, which is awesome. I hated having my desk away from everyone else. It was very solitary.

Now that things are pretty much where we want them (for now….) it starts to be fun. We can go exploring. Tomorrow, depending on the weather, it will be the library and/or the pool. Other than driving in and out of the apartment complex, I haven’t been many places. Catie, who walks Jake a lot, has explored more than I have.

I just occurred to me that I forgot to take pictures of the kitchen before we moved. Um…OOPS. Sorry everyone. I’ll see if I can dig up a few decent ones that show how pretty it turned out. I didn’t mean to gyp you all out of a final reveal!

I’m off to grab a sandwich for dinner (meals are still a little haphazard) and maybe take a family walk afterwards. Hope you are enjoying your July and not melting too badly!

Posted in House Hunting

All My Bags are Packed, I’m Ready To Go


We move tomorrow. I can’t even believe I’m typing that.

I’m using a wireless hotspot on my phone (please be seriously impressed. I’ve never ever done this before!) because our FIOS is now at the new apartment and we are without phone, internet or TV here at the house. We grab donuts tomorrow morning, get the moving truck at 7:30, the moving guys (my nice, strong nephew and a bunch of his friends) are coming at 8:30 and we’re off!

We currently have one 10×10 indoor storage unit stuffed to the gills, another 10×10 indoor in the process of being filled, a 10×20 outdoor unit with Jim’s workshop stuff starting to overflow and two garages for his classic cars. Our monthly storage budget is exceeding $600 if you can believe it. YOWZA!

We need to find a forever (or at least for the next 5-15 years) home SOON.

In the meantime, it’s almost 8:30 and I’m going to be in bed soon. I’m already tired from the massage packing marathon we’ve been doing.

People, we’re moving tomorrow!!