Monday, September 21, 2009

Boxes and Bare Walls

I feel like this has been my life for the past few weeks. Moving is a lot of work! In our case its been a little bit weird since I kind of had to decide what I "needed" and what I could "store" for a while.
We have been in the Condo for a week now and things are calming down. We had a few "bumps"the first week. First our phone got wired to the wrong condo so for a few days the guy upstairs was getting our calls. Then our fridge broke, but luckily our maintenance guy responds quicker than cox does.
There are definite ups and downs to "condo" living that I have realized over the last week.
A few of the ups include:
*the whole place takes about a fourth of the time to clean as the house did
*Courtney lives around the corner
*all the bills are cheaper (this was our #1 reason for going this route)
A few of the downs
* walking from the car to the condo with groceries and two kids
* walking to and from the car with laundry (I still have to do it at the house)
* super small kitchen with no counter space
* I could go on but I have promised Vaughn that I will try to be more positive about the situation :)
Its going to be fine. We have been talking a lot this week about how it feels a little bit simpler here. Kind of just "back to basics". You don't really realize how much stuff you acquire over time and how much of it you can really live without until you are forced to go through it. I am sure a lot of you can relate, with all the moving that has been going on lately.
So we are here for at least six months and then it just depends on how fast we find a house. I am still doing my preschool from the house and I think it should work out just fine. Macie and Ren have adjusted really well and for that I am truly grateful.


Tara said...

It's a crazy time in life. If it makes you feel better I am stuck going to the laundry mat, and it is $2.50 for the washer and $1.00 to dry it, and it adds up fast! I couldn't believe it when I saw it! Well we miss you guys hang in there!

Emilie said...

Looks like Ren is a climber. It's too cute. Max is climbing like crazy too. I think it's so funny, but half the time I'm scared to death that he's going to fall.

Moving is no fun!!! I hated unpacking and reorganizing everything. Although if I had you with me I know it would have gone so much faster because you are THE organizer. :) Maybe after 3 or 4 moves in 5 years I'll pick up a few tricks.

We sure miss you guys. Max and I are coming to visit in 2 weeks. We'll see you then. :)

Eliza said...

I know what you mean about the simpler life. Somehow though with all the packing we've already done it seems like we still have tons of stuff!! Ugh, I wish we could simplify just a little bit more we mus have too many people in our family :0. Changes can be good and I know you must be a little happy to have your privacy back at least and hopefully you will find just the perfect house for your family. It is fun living close to sisters!

PS.: I cannot believe Tara has to pay that much at the launromat!!! I would die!

NiceNest said...

So happy for you Kindra. We love you.