Monday, May 7, 2012

Catch Up

Well... things have been ubber crazy.  We closed on our house on the 13th of April.  We had to have the whole house replumbed, that started on the 16th of April and went until the 19th.  I picked up my dad from the airport the night of the 19th.  My mom flew in on the 21st.  We had movers on the 22nd... my parents watched the boys so that Michael and I could take of the the movers and such.  I took my parents to the airport on the 23rd in the afternoon.  Riah wound up with a nasty virus and we wound up in the emergency room the night of the 23rd and stayed at "hotel" Swedish through the 25th of April.  Then that Friday the 27th the other two boys got sick with high fevers and such.  That weekend was spent getting the rest of our stuff out of the old house and moved over to the new house and late nights of me cleaning the house.  Monday the 30th I had to get the keys to the rental company by noon and needless to say that did not happen.  A flat tire prevented me getting it there.  A midday two hour visit to our local auto repair shop was a "fun" way to spend my day with three tired, hot and hungry boys.  Needless to say when May 1st came all I wanted to do was sit in our new house with no plans... and that was what we did. 
We have officially been in our new house for one week and I love it.  Granted the heap of stuff to do is slightly overwhelming but it is our home.  Someone asked me this week if I am all moved in and I just chuckled.  Yes, all of our possessions are on this premises... boxes occupy the garage.  There are a few pictures on the walls but that was because I got a little stir crazy one afternoon.  Michael and I are both completion people and not process people.  The process is a little daunting and can drag on... I am having to find peace in the process right now. 
Thankfully, Michael is taking his final tonight for his class.  Ki is done with school next Wednesday and then we face summer time here.  I am hoping that once our schedule slows down a little we might be able to tackle some of the projects that will help me to feel more like we are living here rather than occupying. 
I am pretty easy when it comes to that... Michael's cousin will be building me a panty next week which will help a little since I have four pantry locations... the linen closet, the office, the living room and the very small pantry in the kitchen.  I have a fridge in my living room because our old one from the other house did not fit so it is sitting in the living room while it sits on craigslist for a new owner.  I have a few shelves that need to be put up and then I think I will feel like I can make it more homey and ours... 
Well I have to run, I have a bathroom to clean and then off to pick up Ki from school.