Friday, July 17, 2009

The New House

So, after leaving Denny's and The Breakfast of Champions, we drove for the next 8 hours or so and went straight to our New House. I was looking forward to showing the kids, since they hadn't seen it, except in pictures.

Well, we drive up and the first thing I see is this...

Our house is the one you see in the distance, behind all the weird, dog-house-looking, sewer-substation crap. All I can think of is "What the hell did we agree to buy tomorrow?".

Actually, the view I had (from the inside of our minivan) was all sewer substation, because where I took this picture is at a higher vantage point than the one we enjoyed in the car. We did not get out of the car because we could still see the previous owner moving out their stuff.

So, off we went to the Doubletree Hotel for our wonderful 4 night stay.

Do I sound bitter and sarcastic? Because I am! It was dreadful! Small, with expensive, slow internet, and nasty food for breakfast, served on dirty dishes by sullen, impatient staff.

I couldn't wait to get out of there, let me tell you. If I hadn't been in such a state of shock from moving, I would have found my mojo and gotten us the hell out of there. But Dave was like, "If we cancel our stay early, they'll charge us."

Now, from the vantage point of a non-sleep-deprived and relatively calm Mom, I would say to him, "I'd like to see them try."

But at the time, I was so tired, irritated, shell-shocked and worried about our move-in that I just agreed with him.

Crazy, huh?

Well, five days later, the moving truck shows up around 11am, only to discover that they can't fit the truck up the driveway.

As you can perhaps see by the picture, it's an insanely long driveway. And curvy. So, after renting a smaller moving truck, they begin moving our stuff into our new house.

I think we had everything in, and somewhat assembled by 9:30pm. The kids passed out on the couch in the basement at 8pm. And I think I got to sleep around midnight.

But, we are now in our new house and it really is very nice.

It still doesn't feel quite like home (whatever that is), but I can see where it will in the future.

I've got everyone registered for schools, and we having all sorts of testing in the coming weeks for each of the boys, as well as Blythe, to help them with their placement for school in the Fall.

So, now, it's all about enjoying our Summer. And vantage points :)
Remember, perspective is everything.

1 comment:

Navan said...

Oh Gemma I can't believe I haven't read your blog in so long! I miss you and the kids so much- hope everything is going well on your end. <3 and big hugs to everyone! Lana