Well, we are in the "new" place and now the real fun begins. The millions of boxes now have to be unpacked and a new place found for things to be. There is a lot of storage space in this house but my problem is in the putting away. I never remember after where I put something so it's a lot of opening and closing of cupboards and drawers. Slowly it will come. That's what people are telling me.
There is a L O T of painting to be done. This house is very dark, lots of dark wood and dark colors. So we will shock the senses and paint it all white. After that I'll play with the details. Right now, though, it's just "git 'er done." The painter came today to start and tomorrow the dining room will be finished. A whole finished room!!!
We are exhausted, aching, sleepy and just about done in physically. I am still purging as I open boxes but I knew this would happen. Before we knew what we were coming in to I couldn't plan on what to keep and what to send off to another life. Now I know. And I promised myself I would be absolutely ruthless. This time.
We've seen the girls a lot and they've staked out their claim. This past weekend we went to our son's to babysit Charlie, Ceci and Michael. Charlie had soccer tournaments so the day was long for the kids. At the end of the day, after a trip to the park and a walk around the block and the soccer games, it was popsicle time on the porch
How can you not kiss those cheeks right off his face?
Michael wears his day. At the end he's dirty, sticky and used up.
The books are packed in boxes and tote bags and stacked in piles. Oh, my. There are SO many books! We have to have shelves built to handle them. But I have been able to find ones to read to the kids at school. This is a list of the books from last week and tomorrow.
Adelaide's class contemplated stars. Stars are not just in the sky. Beautiful simple story.
I also read Betty Bunny Loves chocolate Cake to the Kindergarteners. I read it to the second graders weeks ago and everyone loves it. Betty Bunny IS a handful!
Phew! I think there is just one more week of school before summer vacation so one more week of recommendations. I do have a couple of adult books to report on but that will be another post.
I don't know when I will get to hold a needle again. I'm itching to so maybe a little applique?
We found we can work ourselves to the bone unpacking and finding new places for things but when we get tired, exhausted, hungry and cranky we just have to stop for the day. Those boxes will be here tomorrow. The morning after our first night here I was very disappointed to wake up to find the elves weren't here in the night to finish the job (The Elves and the Shoemaker story.) I think we are good people and deserved that.