Monday, August 20, 2012

It's Over!

I've survived.  Right now, I feel like the only person that ever moved.  Maybe it's because I did three HUGE moves in 9 years.  Too much.  This house is going to be the "pine box" house.  Next time I move - they're carrying me out in a pine box.

Once I find my camera I'll take some pictures of the new cat den.  They wrapped the cage around the side of the house and enclosed some bushes and some climbable mini-trees.  I woke up this morning to the chatter of black squirrels scolding my cats who were in the cat den.  Sherman and Parker were frozen in excitement.  Success! 

I'm feeling guilty this afternoon because I have boxes upon boxes to unpack, but here I am writing in my blog.  PLUS I went shopping at The Container Store this morning.  I think I'm just burned out and need to do something fun.  We found a huge bouquet of flowers on the front porch yesterday morning with a darling "Welcome Home" card from our new neighbours. 

Don't know how I did it, but I managed to do adoption calls and take foster home inquiries during the move.  There was a point in the 2-day move where I had the phone under my chin, carrying a box and chatting merrily about one of our adoptable cats.  I think the rescue had about 6 hours in downtime between offices, internet connection and phones.  Not too shabby!

David and I are back in our king size bed again. (post house staging) We've been falling into bed at night with such exhaustion that we haven't had a chance to fully enjoy the additional space.  All I know is that as much as I love my husband, I'm SO FREAKIN' GLAD he's *over there* on the otherside of the bed.  Too much togetherness is for the under 25 years old set.  :)  The cats seem happy to spread out too.

Looking forward to being back into some form of routine.  I didn't unpack even one box today, so that's not a good start.  :)  But I *am* cooking dinner!   God help me if I eat one more piece of pizza or McDonald's.  Puke. 

I hope the oven works...


Fuzzy Tales said...

Deep breath in...out! LOL.

Had to laugh re: the king sized bed. Many years ago, when my now ex and I were first planning to move in together, my mom told us to get a king sized bed right off the bat. So we did and it certainly was worth it then. Though in later years the seemingly vast space between us became symbolic of the emotional gulf that couldn't be breached.

Now...Well, now I'd need separate homes, thanks very much. LOL.

Happy sorting and unpacking. :-)

JLi said...

LOL...I know how you feel!!! We built a house in 2000...moved out in 2007 b/c we didn't like the house,house,house closeness of the development. Moved into a temp home for 2 yrs while we hunted for land and built again. Now, selling that one b/c it's the taxes are ridiculously too high for my down art biz. Looking to build again if we don't find something existing that we like. SOOOO that means moving and moving again b/c we can't afford to buy/build without selling...UGH. AND, I can relate the king sized bed thing!! We have actually changed hotel rooms mid vacay to get a king instead of a queen/full!!
Can't wait to see pics of the new place and cat den!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you have friendly neighbours instead of the last ones you had! Those boxes will steps!

Caroline said...

Wow, you're neighbours gave u flowers?? Either the previous owners were hell or they didn't like the look of some of the prospects! I hope the squirrels don't get stuck in the den, lol.

Anonymous said...

Hurray ! Glad you've made the move Beth, and yes you HAVE made the best start possible. You'll have plenty of time to sort through the boxes and place things where you'd like them to go.....BUT you have started your new life in your new home by enjoying "just being there " and cooking a nice meal for your family. What could be better than that ? Enjoy !
Happy homecoming...sounds like you have nice new neighbours too ! Huggs Gail

~*Connie*~ said...

Welcome home!!

Boxes will wait.. You do need to add moments of joy to your day.. settling in comes over time.

Debbie said...

Welcome to Burlington!!!!!
Glad you like the new place :)