Monday, June 29, 2009

Day 13 of the Move

Today was much better than yesterday, thank goodness. Played in the sprinkler, shot each other with water weapons, had our own little summer camp thing a la Flylady, unpacked some more boxes. It was much more sane today. And not so hot either. Maybe we can all get some decent sleep tonight after last night's fiasco. Man, I never knew a 7-year-old could have such insomnia!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Day 12

Today has been awful. No other word for it. We're all irritable. Bored. Frustrated. Tired. Everyone is just ill with each other. No one was happy today. We need some structure, something. Ugh. I hope tomorrow's better. I hate days like this. It's been the worst one yet. Blech!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Moving: Day 11?

The good news is that I've emptied all the kitchen boxes. The bad news is I'm tired of wearing the same clothes because I haven't had time to unpack bedroom boxes. At least we have our washer and dryer hooked up. Overall, it's going better. We're very slowly but surely getting settled in. Had a couple of days where we didn't unpack much and that helps with the sanity factor. Got out and found the public library and his school library, so we've got lots of books. (Really just another distraction to prevent me from unpacking, but that's okay.) We've found the all-important Target and Walmart and such. As well as some great places to eat. This is a pretty cool place we've moved to, I've gotta say.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Moving: Day I-don't-even-know-what

Well, this is Day 6? of our move. I don't even know. It's been six days since we got our furniture, so that's what I'm counting from. Moving sucks. How many times have we lost something in the last week? Lots. Usually it's little things, but the other day we thought we lost my social security card. Lovely. Then there was the night I was going to make a real actual meal for dinner for the first time in our new home and couldn't find the dish to make it in. So we had sandwiches. Again. Or the time I was all ready for an omelet and had everything except a spatula. No omelet that night. The most fun had to be the day we got our furniture. We had been 5 or 6 days without most of our stuff and we finally got it. Then our air went out in the new house and it was about 90 degrees outside. Not the type of thing you want when you're unpacking and already tired and irritated as it is. And it wasn't like we could even open the windows because we had no screens yet! That was helpful. Seriously, though, between having no air, the mold in the basement, radon in the water *and* air, our house is basically a deathtrap. But hey, it's pretty! Today wasn't quite as bad. I only had to wait around until 4:00 pm for the guys to come look at the dishwasher and air conditioning and unpacked, I don't know, 3 or 4 boxes of crap I don't know where to put. Oh, the high point of the day was finding hubby's cell phone charger (yes, we had lost that too). So at least there's that. And I actually made a meal that I had all of the ingredients and utensils for, so I guess that's progress. Of course the day ended with my 7-year-old having a meltdown followed closely behind by me having one of my own. I'll let you know how tomorrow goes.......