I feel like its been ages since I blogged. So much has happened, I don't even know where to start.
We are in the the new house. Its still a mess. It might be a mess forever. There is no deadline to have it unpacked and organized by. No landlord that will want to show it, no impending move, no place to put the junk I shouldn't have moved in the first place. It still feels weird to own my home and know we will live hear for as long as we want to.
Part of me wants to take this time to slowly savor the moments of making our first house our home. I should be making memories for my children. How I decorate and organize things will be how they remember their childhood here. Plus, we plan on staying here for a while, so I don't want any "quick fixes". I want to pay for furniture once. I want the rooms to evolve and now have to be replaced or re-done. Does that make sense?
However, there is the impatient side of me that wants it all done now. I don't like living with a room (or three) full of boxes and belongings in disarray. I don't like bare walls and unused space going to waste. And I really want to go shopping for all the furniture I've pinned on Pinterest.
My mind is distracted with the two thoughts and I can't concentrate. So I haven't really done much. Which I guess is a good thing, considering we've had some unexpected expenses lately. We purchased a new gas stove to replace the electric one (planned expense) as our first major upgrade to the house. Had to have it installed by a plumber for larger than expected cost (unplanned). Internet service needed to be installed in new construction house (planned expense), new modem not able to communicate with router resulting in the internets breaking, house calls, and a new router purchased (unplanned expense). Detecting a crack in the radiator while getting oil changed in the family car, another unplanned expense. Do you see a pattern here? I can go on. Our cell phones intermittently work at the new house, so we are probably going to have to switch carriers when our contract is up in a few months, or get a land line. We haven't received forwarded mail yet, the dryer is off balance, and the garbage disposal wasn't hooked up. It's been a rough few weeks and the stress of moving makes little things feel worse than they actually are. In another week or two, hopefully things will calm down and our house will start to come together.
Tell me, what have you been up to the last few weeks?