So, we're buying a house today.
The closing is at either 9, 10 or 11 a.m. We figured we'd show up around 10:18 and hope that works for everyone. Truly, we've gotten conflicting times from everyone. Our Realtor called yesterday and said "Do you know what a pain in the butt you are?" (She's my friend so she can say things like that. Ha.) Goes to show you how incredibly annoying this whole process has been.
It's filtering down to everyone we work with.
Run. The. Other. Way.
When we were moving out of our house in Colorado, my mom said, "Isn't it funny how the kids can just sort of go on about their day...there's all this chaos around them and they can still play?"
Yesterday, in this 105 degree heat with 1000% humidity (which, by the way, I actually kind of like...what is up with that?!) my boys played outside for the entire afternoon.
It was a good thing too because if they didn't remove themselves from my presence there would've been some serious trouble. We've all been cooped up for too many days (I don't like the humidity THAT much) and I was just not having it.
Plus, it took a good two hours to figure out how to get our money from Colorado to Illinois. Thank God Adam handled that. I might not have survived, and I KNOW I wouldn't have been pleasant on the phone.
Moving makes you really cranky. If you know someone who is moving, just say a prayer for them right now. They may turn into Mr. Hyde tomorrow and you want to make sure the change isn't permanent.
This is Sam's serious face:
Because water ballooning is serious business.
Anyway, I'm thankful that it's not as difficult on them as you'd expect it to be. And it sure isn't as difficult on them as it is on us.
Today, we're dragging them to our closing, taking them up to the new house where we'll let the maid service in (Yes, I splurged. I tried to explain to Adam it's sort of like when you're the one that has to prepare dinner and touch raw meat...even after it's cooked, you don't really want to eat it. I thought it would be the same for the house...if I see other people's yuck, am I really going to feel like it's CLEAN?)
His response: "That analogy makes no sense."
My response: "Whatever, dude."
This morning I woke up horribly overwhelmed with the reminder of everything we'll need to do to update the house...it might take some time for me to get on board with the whole plan. I'm taking tips on thrifting from my friend Shannan because we only have enough furniture for one family room (we gave a bunch of stuff away before we moved).
How are we going to fill three living rooms? And a dining room we'll likely turn into a "study room" for the kids.
Exhausted thinking about it.
Pretending none of that's on my plate and going to hang out with my houligans. Here's wishing you a very relaxing, wonderful weekend!
Hope you get to spend it with some goofballs.