Well, we're all settling in around here...
At least Mario and Luigi have been sleeping well. Never mind that Sam fell out of his bed last night.
We started packing the truck Friday night. It was just Adam and I, but we managed to get quite a bit in there. I felt like a man.
I mean, I helped move the elliptical (which we're selling) and big boxes and yes, my back screamed later. Never mind that Adam managed to get the fridge into the truck completely on his own.
The kids occupied themselves, while we worked, leaving their mark on the old house. Or at least on its sidewalk.
My friend Liz has walked this road. Almost exactly. They moved here the year before we did, rented for a year and then bought a house. Sound familiar? But she reminded me that the second move can be just as traumatic (if not more so) for the kids--who've just gotten settled. It helped keep me on my toes.
I'm not sure I would've paid as close of attention if Liz hadn't told me about her experience. I don't doubt that God put her in my life for a reason.
So far, the kids are doing okay...
Even though Sam's been in character quite a bit lately. But that's not really anything new.
Note the Mario gloves:
He still calls our house "Mr. Robin's house" (that's our realtor) but at least he's stopped peeing in the back yard.
Moving day came with a bunch of nerves, a box of donuts and some very kind people who offered their muscles and helped us get moved. Box by box. Load by load.
...and we just piled it in.
...knowing that eventually, we'd get it all sorted out.
But I admit, today when I woke up, I didn't feel much like unpacking. Even though I know I need to keep moving.
For their sake...
...to keep them from getting looney...
It's a process, I guess...and we'll get there eventually. For now, I'm just thrilled to be in a house that's ours. With a fridge that opens without extreme force. Never mind that the dishwasher was completely stripped and the microwave doesn't work.
It's going to come together.
In spite of the little surprises. And I'm so looking forward to the day this feels like home. I have a feeling that's right around the corner...