Well, we made it! We are safely in Virginia in our new house after a few minor hiccups with the closing of our previous house.
This is my first experience with moving an entire household full of children and pets into a new house, let alone one that is several states away. All of my previous moves now seem tame in comparison…moving into college, moving out of my parents’ house, moving in with my boyfriend. What was I complaining about? All I had was clothes and DVDs back then!
Now there are things like a missing Keurig machine to worry about (which we finally found after two days) and where to put the cats for the “transitioning period” so they adjust to the move well. (Seriously? You’re a cat. We moved. Deal.)
We unpacked almost everything from the two PODs so far, except some outdoor items and our piano. But while all the boxes are either in the house or in the garage, they are still not unpacked and put in their right places. Over the weekend I concentrated on the kitchen and the family room because, let’s face it, that’s where I spend the majority of my time. I think I can safely say that my kitchen is how I want it as of right now…that is until I unearth more boxes of kitchen stuff that I have to find room for.
I had thought I would get a lot done during the week, but #kids. It’s very disheartening when you have a to-do list a mile long to only be crossing off “shower” and “brush teeth” by day’s end. Sigh.
Also, we don’t have our yard fenced yet so every time the dog has to go out, I have to put him on a leash and walk him. Not fun.
I’m hoping to tidy up the remaining crap on the floor in my bedroom this afternoon and maybe even locate our garbage can for outside. As you can see, I have lofty goals.
Other pressing concerns of the day…
- How do I get mildew/mold off the rubber seal of the washing machine door?
- Where the hell is my laptop charger?
- What does Virginia wine taste like?
That last one will be promptly addressed during happy hour today, since we picked up some local bottles at the grocery store this morning.
Oh and once I’ve unpacked and the rooms look nice I will share some more pictures of the house. Hope everyone has a great weekend! Cheers!