5.27.2010

Change - and Frustration

Who was it who said that there is nothing in life that is as constant as change? Whoever it was was right. This has been a 3 month period full of change.

We did get the move done. It wasn't easy - complications with the IRS and their missing paper (that was needed by the title company) and our buyers (first-timers who were extremely difficult to work with - our agent Nolan was amazing which made a big difference) as well as rain (not good for a do-it-yourself move) and a deadline to get our truck emptied that I was sure we were not going to be able to meet. But we have amazing friends and family and every one of them (it seemed, anyhow) came through for us in ways I couldn't have predicted. We got the closings done (eventually, anyhow), the move made, the truck returned (in time!), and then we began the settling-in process.

After nearly 2 weeks we finally have a home phone again, internet (woohoo!) but no TV yet. The biggest down-side of that is that all the shows I've followed have ended -- without me. Sigh. Interestingly enough, though, I seem to have survived it. Who knew? We should have our TV going within the next week. Apparently we have to trim a big old tree out front for that to happen. What?!

It just seems that everything that has to do with this move has been complicated, and if something could go wrong, you could count on the fact that it would (and did). But we have come out on the other side and the house is wonderful. We love it and look forward to staying here forever.

And our family have been joined by Miss Lucy, who is beautiful, sweet and calm. What a gift! Add to that the MBA our oldest son Chris received last week and I have to step back and count my blessings. There is so much to be grateful for -- and I am.

But I need a trip to IKEA to buy some things so I can get this house organized -- and then, I think I'll feel settled at last. And you should come visit.

9 comments:

Carrie Page said...

Glad you are finally moved in! Good to see you in the virtual world, at least...I'd so love to see the new place and YOU! It's always a healthy dose of humility for me to look at all of the positive blessings I'm given during the hard times, too. Congrats all round!

Suzanne said...

Whew! I'm glad that you're moved in and that now all you have to worry about is organizing all the details! What a blessing that most of it went well in spite of a few difficulties. Glad to know the baby is here safe and sound and congratulations to your son.

Natalie Scott said...

I can't wait to see it!!! I keep meaning to call, then something comes up. The end of the year stuff is killing me, but not nearly as much as what you've been through! I guess the release from your calling was at least good timing. ;)

Maybe I'll just e-mail you since I finally have a computer...love you Jan!

Jill said...

Glad everything is getting back to "normal."

I'm trying to get Adam convinced that it's completely necessary for us to go to the BYU/Texas game next year. We could definitely see your new house then!

Emily said...

sounds like quite the ride! i'm glad you are finally done with the move and getting settled! i was just thinking about you the other day and wondering how things are going... glad you've got the internet back!! have fun on that ikea trip... i wish we had one near us!!

Andrea said...

Yay! Congrats! We need pictures of the house when you have a spare minute. Moves are such a pain, I'm glad you survived. And we've had to watch a bunch of our shows on hulu.com. You can catch up on a bunch of them there!

Darleen said...

sounds like you've had a lot of good and bad things going on...but mostly REALLY good things. Congratulations on a new home, new grandbaby and your son's MBA!

Phogles said...

Aunt Jan, I will totally come to visit you! Do you mind if I bring my little horde along with me? :D And I a probably the only one, but I would totally keep the big ol' tree and do without the TV.

Melissa said...

Love IKEA- all those baskets and organizers make my heart go pitter-patter! Hope you got what you needed!