6.02.2010

Moved In

I am finally feeling like there will be a time (still in a fairly distant future - but now there is hope) that we will be all moved in and settled. Even though we've moved a lot, I had forgotten that when you change houses, everything changes. The rooms don't work with your furniture, or the places you used to store stuff don't exist anymore. You know what I mean. So we've bought new shelving, new TVs (yup, you read that right -- we figured we deserved it since our newest TV was over 10 years old), new organizers for the drawers, etc. etc. etc. We still need to get a cabinet to hang over the toilet in our bathroom (where else am I going to store the TP?!), the king guest bed takes up the entire guest room so I think we're going to go to a full instead, and bunk beds are what we want for the room for the little people who visit.

Mark has a lot of things to put together or to hang or to do something to and then I can continue what I need to do. More, I need help with trying to figure out how to set up our family room. I'm so not good at that - but what I do know is that it doesn't look right. And my Candice has moved! Ack! So we're kind of still in a mess - -but progress has been made. And that's good.

Just another little (sort of) funny note: as we were clearing out the storage unit on Saturday, we made one last trip and in our zeal to be done, we over-loaded the back of the pick-up we had borrowed from Mark's work. Math was riding back there, keeping his hand on a purple chair (that's why it it was in storage - - no purple at either house anymore) that was a perched just little bit precariously. Just as we came down Slaughter (quite a busy street here in Austin, especially on a Saturday afternoon), a breeze came up, pretty much swept the chair away and it landed in the middle of that busy street. Math said that he felt it coming, but if he had held onto it, he would have gone along with it. (Good call on that one!) Math's friend Kim was driving behind us and she managed to stop, and everyone else around us managed to do the same, thank goodness. Math and Mark leaped out and put Little Purple (didn't know we named our furniture, did you?) onto the median and then we just kept on going. No one knew what else to do and I think it was the right answer.

We rushed home, unloaded the truck, formulated a plan and headed back to rescue Little Purple. But in that short time period (no more than 30 minutes, I think), Little Purple had been kidnapped. So RIP, Little Purple. We hope you like your new home!

'Cause we like ours. A lot.

10 comments:

Chris and Tara Mason said...

Oh - please don't get rid of the king sized bed in that room! It is my absolute favorite! Please, please, please keep it! :) Please?!

Jill said...

I want to see pictures of the house!

Britta said...

So glad you like your new home. Hope you can feel settled in soon.

100 Percent Cottam said...

someday i'll be useful and come over & push furniture around with you. one of these days...

Emily said...

what a funny story about your chair!! sounds like this move has been quite the adventure, but it also sounds like things are settling down pretty nicely!

defining amy said...

my bed and my couch totally have names!! i'm so glad that's "normal." love you. good luck with moving everything in.

My Little Spoons said...

Funny about the chair. Moving is so stressful, but once you are in your haven and all settled in it is so great!! I love the peace I feel when I am in my home. It is the greatest! :)

Natalie Scott said...

Can't wait to see it!

RIP little purple!

The Cottams said...

That is funny about your purple chair.. I hope you are loving your new house and loving the new grandbaby!!

Andrea said...

No way!! That's so funny. Good thing you didn't want it anymore anyway.