Literally disconnected. As in no internet, no telephone and no TV. Take away the water and electricity and it's a regular Little House on the Prairie over here.
Thank goodness for Panera! Here I sit with my Iced Mocha Latte and my laptop. Ahhhhhhh. Life feels pretty good right now. Did I mention that I'm sitting here alone? Heaven. It's been killing me that I couldn't get online for the past few days. I just knew you all were posting sweet supportive comments and I couldn't read them!
Well anyway, we're moved in and everyone is still alive. I was thrilled that we made it to church this morning and everyone had on matching clothing. Small steps.
Moving day went very well. I had planned to show you tons of pictures of the chaos that was moving day but my camera battery died and I haven't been to the store to buy a new one. You'll just have to take my word about the utter chaos and confusion.
Boxes everywhere. 15 trips back and forth between the houses. Thankfully they're only 4 miles apart. Movers who suddenly couldn't take certain things at the last minute. How exactly am I going to move a portable basketball hoop with 450 pounds of sand in the base. I'll tell you how. Some else's U-haul and 3 big strong manly men! Be still my heart.
Most of the big furniture is in the house along with some of the boxes. The mobile storage thingy is sitting in the new driveway and we're slowly emptying it. I still haven't found my dishes and we're doing just fine with 4 plates and plastic silverware.
I'm absolutely giddy about the fact that we have a gravel driveway for a while. I can spray paint out there to my heart's content with no complaints about overspray from my hubby. I may lose my mind though about the fact that we have no grass yet. Our yard is one big mudpit or dust bowl depending on the weather. I've given up trying to keep the kids out of the dirt. I'll just have to start hosing them off in the garage. If I can find the hose, that is.
I was so relieved to see that so many of you cry when you move too. I was right about shedding tears on moving day. And the day after. And the day after. Today? So far, no. I think the problem is that we're so close to the old neighborhood. We were actually at a party at a friend's house last night. That friend lives across the street from our old house. It was weird sitting at the party and seeing our house but it's not our house anymore.
Anyway, no whining from me. I'm incredibly blessed and the couple that bought our house is so sweet. They actually let me go back after closing and dig up some of my favorite plants from the garden.
My internet should be back up sometime on Monday so I'll see you all soon!