Well, we're finally in our little slice of heaven. We're all moved in, starting the settling process, and just basically taking a little breather from the adventures of moving. Here's a few tips I've learned from this experience...
*appreciate your family. There's a lot of things you can say about parents, but most of the time, they come in mighty handy when you need somewhere to store your children and husband.
*Don't plan a move on a holiday weekend. You don't get too many offers to help on the Fourth of July. (we actually did get offers, but we didn't get to enjoy the benefit of a holiday, it just plain stunk).
*Make sure your new house has, and will have POWER/AIR CONDITIONING when you're moving into it. It's not fun to move your stuff into a house when you can't live in it yet, and when temps reach around 105 degrees, moving stinks and so do you.
*Meet your neighbors early. The irony of not having power, is that our new next door neighbor works for the power company. He sped the process along for us. It's good to know people.
*Don't listen to your husband when he reccomends that instead of renting a storage space, you scatter your belongings throughout the various garages of friends and family. It's one of the best arguments I've ever won.
*Febreze is a must for 10 year old carpet.
*Do not change your mind about where you want to put heavy furniture when you have a 2 story house.
*trash bags can also double as tool boxes, but not neatly.
*Home Sweet Home rings true when you haven't had one of your own for awhile!
The girls are absolutely loving having all the room to roam around in, and now that we have power, a refrigerator, cable and internet, it's all starting to feel a little like home. Apparently also, our street is full of girls in ages ranging from 3 to 14, so we have friends and a potential babysitter! Score!
Oh yeah, we've also put up our razorback flag up on the 20 foot flagpole that sits in front of our house. You gotta represent, you know? We have OSU fans to the left, and A&M fans to the right, so we're right where we need to be come September...
Well, all I can say is that I'm ready to start fixing all the stuff in the house that bugs me, and Baxter is ready to rest for a month or so. We'll see who wins out in this battle royale...
Let the redecorating begin!
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