Wednesday, 5 June 2013


We've moved!

On Tuesday I finished cleaning and turned in the keys to our old apartment. Despite my overwhelming desire to move to a larger space I was a little choked up when I called our landlord to say goodbye. We made many important and special memories in that little place, and I was the tiniest bit sad to leave. Then I went home and put my dishes in my new dishwasher and did a load of laundry in my washer and dryer and felt much, much better. Appliances are glorious things!

Moves are awful. Our move was no exception, and we ended up not getting the large size truck that we ordered and had to make two trips with a small truck so it dragged out all day. I will spare you the details except to tell you that we were abundantly blessed with help and that the rain held off for most of the day, so it was much better than it otherwise could have been.

Our new house is AMAZING. I love it. I am loving having storage space and appliances and the kids adore their backyard. Our neighbors seem very friendly and we are looking forward to life on a cul-de-sac. It is so quiet at night now that we aren't living on top of the train tracks. We are all sleeping much better. We have moved cities to be closer to Nic's hospital (a good choice since he has been to the ER twice in the last week), but chose a location that is not too far from my #1 best-ever Tuesday women's bible study and our church and all of our DG/Westmont friends. There will be no pictures until I get things sorted out...and that will be some time because the little boys and I are spending the summer in California. We FOOLISHLY decided to come within days of our move (actually we didn't have a choice because we have an important family event), but let me tell you that it has been a very stressful week and I think I forgot 30% of the things I should have packed and left another 20% behind because it was on the bottom of some box and I couldn't find it. Ugh.

On top of all that fun stuff we have all been sick. Tommy brought something nasty home from school, and so we've all been sick. Jeff and Nic have had it the worst, and Nic has been in the ER twice in the last week. He was at our regular ER on Friday for fever, then in again today in California for fever/dehydration/vomiting. His hemoglobin is really low and he is probably the sickest he's ever been. Poor child is so miserable and beyond tired of being stuck and sitting around in the hospital. His little veins didn't even have a chance to recover from his last trip into the ER.

I think that wraps it up. I intend to post some cute graduation pictures of Tommy and Nic very soon. Hopefully writing out my intent will motivate me to do it soon as I get those suitcases unpacked!

1 comment:

Jess said...

I'll repeat the amen for appliances- Just before the twins came home we got a dishwasher, and let me tell you I think it has probably saved my sanity! I can't even imagine trying to hand wash dishes for seven people! Enjoy the new room you have!