This morning we’ve had a plumber, a house-builder, a contractor, a drywall guy, and soon-to-be a painter at the house. The door frames are fixed, the hot water in the master sink is working, the garage sheet rock is floated, and pretty soon my trim will be touched up. I love the sound of electric nail guns and people banging on walls. I actually like painting, too. I’m so excited that I get to paint this place. When I’m done, there won’t be a white wall in the house.
Although we still don’t have our beds (they were in the back of the storage unit and we only got half of it emptied), we have been sleeping well on borrowed foam and air mattresses. The living room is finished, the kitchen is functional (still a few boxes here and there with kitchen things possibly), and our clothes are in the general vicinity of our closets. Without dressers, we have resorted to piles.
My project today is the downstairs dining room which we are using as a school room. For now, we have three pine dressers (one of which is still in storage) to put our books on. I’m going to sell them and get something white at IKEA that doubles as a desktop surface for working… and possibly chalkboard doors. Or maybe not. I haven’t figured it out yet. Plus, there’s hardly money for furniture in the budget after this EXPENSIVE move.
I still haven’t checked my mail yet. Most of it is going to my father-in-law’s house anyway. If you wrote me, I apologize for the delay. Hopefully the bills won’t be overdue. I’ll be picking up most of my mail when I go pick up my computer. Right now, this laptop will have to do (although it takes me twice as long to get a post out on a laptop keyboard). The camera has to be at Nana’s (as some of you kindly suggested). So I’ll be sure to look there when we get the chance to go for a weekend trip. Not sure when that will be… since Nana’s is rather far and payday is not until the 3rd. Plus….One of my best buddies is moving away across the world a week from Wednesday. I want to be here to see her and her family off. That means that the mail, the computer, and the camera (etc.) will have to wait.
Well, I hope you are enjoying your last few days of summer. As soon as we get the rest of our stuff out of storage and get unpacked, I’ll be able to start to think about school. Moving is tough. However, we are very thankful and are working hard to get settled in. If you need boxes, you know where to find them… and if you happen to be gifted in unpacking, give me a call… I’m sure we can put you to work.
Have a super Monday.