Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Unpacking

We've got the bulk of the daily use

stuff out of boxes

into a place,

at least for the moment.

We've done some bedroom

rearranging, so the girls

are separated for the first

time in their lives,

and Mac and Babycakes are in together.

Mac isn't excited about these arrangements,

but Babycakes is over the moon!

We'll be doing some heavy duty cleaning,

as the previous owners apparently

let things go a bit.

They also took every single blind

and all the curtains,

so we'll be hitting the hardware store

a bit sooner than anticipated!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Moving III

After our exciting evening,

we headed to a hotel,

where we decided the events of

the evening were going to be a

REALLY funny story

someday.

The next day,

Hubs calls and the power & gas company,

and they generously agree

to come turn us back on,

for a small fee.

And mere moments after the truck arrives

so does the power guy!

Unfortunately, he had to go to an emergency,

before he could turn on our gas,

so we had no heat for the rest of the day.

Finally,

FINALLY,

at 8:00 at night,

he came back and we were able to warm up.

Luckily, the girls found

a space heater amongst the chaos,

so we kept the kids,

and our Madagascar hissing cockraoch

warm and happy

until the heat arrived.

I'm exhausted,

and ready for all this to be over.

If only we had unpackers

to follow the packers!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Moving II

We're in!

I just had to share the tale of our first

night here.

I was in our van with Princess, Buddy, Babycakes

and Milo the Wonder Cat.

Milo is not a happy traveler.

Not even a little bit.

So much so that Mimi

chose to stay behind with Hubs

and travel in his car

to avoid listening

to the yowling

for four very long hours.

So, we finally reach our

new house,

and I pull Babycakes out of the van

and notice he's completely soaked.

No worries,

we'll change him inside!

Princess grabs the cat,

and we head up to the door

where I here a horrible

screeching sound coming from our

new house.

I open the door to every fire alarm

going off in chorus.

I fumble in the darkness for a light switch,

and nothing.

No light,

no matter which switch I hit.

I send the kids

and the cat

back to the van

and call Hubs.

Luckily, Hubs has a work friend

that lives

minutes from the house,

 and he rushes over to yank

the batteries from the alarms,

bringing blessed silence.

I drag my crowd back in,

deposit the cat and his

gear in a bathroom, and shut him in,

change Mr. Soggy Pants,

and realize that the cooler full of

fridge food that I brought

was going to have to stay in the cooler.

And what do I find hanging on the doorknob?

A shut off notice!

It turns out that instead of

transferring the power and gas,

the previous owner

had them come and SHUT IT ALL OFF!

So, I give them a call,

and they are happy to make an appointment

for Monday.

Today is Friday.

The truck,

with the contents of my house

will be here at the crack of dawn,

and we have no light,

or heat.

To be continued.....

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Moving

The packers are here!

The giant truck is here!

Let the chaos begin!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Color Fun!

With all our spare time

we finally got a chance to

do something we've been

planning for a while.

Step one:  The bleaching



Step 2:  the color!

It was fun, but

I was so afraid I'd burn their

scalps that I didn't do

a very good job.

But now that I've done it once,

I know it'll be easier

next time!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Forward March!

Aaaaaand

we're home!

Papa is doing so much better!

He's got a lot of work to do,

but he's going to be up and around

the next time we go visit.

Now, the countdown to the big move

feels like it's gone into

fast forward!

We've got less than two weeks

to say goodbye to not only the

friends we've made locally,

but also our friends in the city.

Oh, and empty the deep freezer!

Because I'm a fan of

bulk cooking,

that is gonna be tricky!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Toddler Friendly

While the kids had fun,

 I spent my day here:


My big kids

bumped into another homeschooler

at the Sherlock exhibit

and they spent the day

hanging out,

exploring the museum together,

and having fun.

The next time someone

says anything about

unsocialized homeschoolers,

Just tell them to

follow my crew around a bit!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Side Trip

Between visiting Papa

and filling his freezer

with yummy food

for when he gets back home,

we managed to squeeze in

a trip to our favorite

Denver destination:

The museum!

I was really excited to see the

Sherlock Holmes exhibit,
 unfortunately,  Babycakes

was not nearly as impressed as I was

with the exhibit,
so these were the only pictures

I managed to snap

before we had to find

a toddler friendly area.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Home Again, Home Again

Aaaaaaand

we're back!

Papa is doing better,

but he has a lot of work to do

to be ready to come home.

And we have two weeks until

move day,

so we have lots of work

to do too!

I'm hoping we can make

another trip back

after we get a bit

unpacked.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Mother Nature

Just for fun,

Mother Nature stopped by

and left this:


The boys were delighted,

I was just excited to find out

there was a snow plow coming to scoop

the driveway!