Greetings from a pile of boxes. It seems like so much preparation has led up to getting us here, but I'm writing from our new house! (on a shaky internet connection, so bear with me over the next few days)
I cannot say one more thing without first giving a huge honkin' SHOUT OUT to all of our friends and family who have helped us make this transition, not just this past weekend, but for the past month. I'm afraid to name names, because there have been so many that I'm worried I would forget someone. But you know who you are! THANK YOU to everyone who painted, cleaned, drilled, put things onto a truck, took things off of a truck, packed my kitchen, unpacked my kitchen (yes, I did neither), brought us food (in two days of moving I didn't have ANY fast food, if you can believe it), and also fed, bathed, and entertained my KIDS, so that Brian and I could do all of the above. Shew. It's been quite a month.
But here we are. And moving day could not have gone more smoothly. We had done so much ahead of time that when the Big Day came, we were completed unloaded at the new place by noon. Done. I couldn't believe it.
It'll take a few weeks to get out from under these boxes. I'm also gearing up for a yard sale this weekend, from which I'm hoping to get cash for the things I'd like to have in the new place (lamps, rug, shelves in bathroom, etc). So it feels busy. But we already really really like it here. There are so many great things about it (a safe place to ride bikes! a downstairs bathroom! a garage! doors that latch shut!). I've realized recently, however, how much I thrive on social interaction. We've been here for 2 nights and I'm already thinking, "Boo...I don't know anyone in this neighborhood."
So far the kids really seem to like it, too. We pulled into the driveway today and Katy said, "We're home!" not "the new house." Weird, does she already understand that we're here to stay?
And I know! So many of you have asked to see pictures, but darned if I'm gonna post any until it doesn't look like a tornado came through. Soon enough, I promise!
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