Preface: I spent way too long on this post for it to look the way it does and also jump all over the place. It perfectly reflects my life right now. You’re welcome.
In the course of ten hours (on the same calendar day) we hired movers to get all our things out of the condo, closed on that former home, purchased our new forever home, and had those wonderful men with muscles and a truck move all our new things into the new place. It also happened the first day of standardized testing fell on our moving day, so this teacher showed up for the last 3 hours of the moving-in piece. Thank goodness for husbands and Power of Attorney (and also paid men who move your stuff)!
We did it. We moved. And now? We unpack.
(mover men know how to get your box spring in through the 2nd floor bedroom window)
But first we attended my college roommate/bestie/interwebz guru wedding! Yes, 4 days after moving we picked up and headed to Asheville where there are no boxes and only microbreweries, beautiful scenery, and fun times. We broke the cardinal rule of unpacking by opening about a gagillion boxes for the sole purpose of finding my boots (yes, the boxes were well labeled…all with “boots”). The distraction proved necessary and the celebration fabulous. Many pictures and a post are forthcoming, of course.
The worst part of taking a vacation after moving is coming home to realize the unpacking elves took a vacation too.
Our animals are adjusting well, exploring loving the extra space and ability to run up and down the stairs.
I’m getting used to the absence of sound. Although we’re still in DC proper, we no longer live next to a fire station and this street lacks traffic. Those are nice changes of pace and will suit us well in the years to come. Our neighbors are likewise very nice and I’m planning on how to get the sixteen year old girl next door to watch the cats when we travel next.
In the process of setting things up we discovered our desktop lacks a wireless card since previously we had it hardwired in that other small place we lived for almost 5 years! (hence, the phone picture and lack of posts, recently)
Don’t worry we ordered a new, stronger router and wireless card. Soon the 800 pictures from the last two weeks will escape my dSLR and turn into posts on ALL THE THINGS we’ve been up to….and there’s a lot of great blog fodder in there. (including the time I fell off a chair at a wedding rehearsal party and thought I fractured my kneecap for the week following…)
Things are good, busy, hectic, and full of boxes – but good.
I’ll leave you with this gem of a picture. I think it proves machines will take over the world one day. Our refrigerator is smarter than this thirty-one year old!
Any unpacking or adjusting advice out there?