Post move chaos

posted by Jeff | Saturday, October 23, 2010, 12:35 AM | comments: 0

Our move yesterday, despite using actual movers, did not go as smoothly as I hoped, for a number of reasons that rest almost entirely with the moving company. I'll rant about that some other time.

Right now, we're in a maze of poorly labeled boxes and an overall unsettled feeling, as you might expect. Simon is struggling with crabby bouts caused by some combination of teething and general needyness, and that isn't helping. What it really comes down to is that we need to figure out how to better relax. We're too on edge, and that sucks.

Diana has already brought an amazing amount of order to the kitchen and Simon's room in particular. That I wasn't home today was not ideal, that's for sure. I got my computer set up tonight, which was causing me anxiety because I like to keep careful track of bills and such. I also finished getting the DVR set up, sort of. Tomorrow I hope to bring some order to the garage and get storage type stuff secured for the long term.

The new place definitely has some quirks, but as Diana pointed out, the amount of sun that comes into the place is just awesome. It's so nice to be out of the dungeon. For this I can learn to live with an electric stove, and a living room that isn't quite as big as I thought it was.

In addition to chaos management, we still need to patch the walls at the old place and clean it up a bit. We also need groceries, some shelving or bakers rack or something for in the kitchen (there's a closet that will work for a second pantry). There are lots of things to do.

We've also decided to postpone our Orlando vacation. Originally we were planning to do it after Thanksgiving, but we're going to push it out to late January. I didn't really want to do that, but felt like we needed to. The recent travel, combined with the move, has kind of been a grind. We need some weekends to do nothing. Harry Potter can wait!


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