Sunday, August 12, 2007


So we had the big moving extravaganza yesterday. We have the absolute BESTEST friends and family on earth! They helped us and didn't even complain, not once, they were cheerful and wonderful and jokey and actually made moving about as fun as it could be. I have to give a big star and shout-out to Brandon, Ian, Bill, Sean, Erin, Brian, Daniel, Caroline, Christine, Katie and Ryan for all their help. Guys, you rock!

So although we got everything moved yesterday, then gorged ourselves on pizza and good beer (I don't cheap out on paying my movers), everything is still in chaos right now. There is a box floating around somewhere that was supposed to go in our room that somehow must have wound up in the garage because I Have No Clue where it went. And it contains a lot of important toiletries, the baby monitor, and a fortune in "feminine hygeniene products" that I do not want to replace. I remember dumping everything in it, but then I have no clue what happened to it.

I had a bit of a meltdown last night when I realized I couldn't find Stella's monitor. Also, I kept opening closets and cupboards to put stuff in and they were already full of Tim's parent's stuff. So I need to go buy some shelves from Ikea and put them under the sink in our bathroom to store our stuff, and a bunch of underbed boxes to put under our bed. Luckily, Stella's closet here is about twice the size of her other one, so we can use all that extra space to store stuff. The freezer and fridge are SCARY. I don't think we will be able to buy any groceries that are frozen because there just isn't room for it. Luckily my parents are going to let me use a mini-fridge they have. Originally it was going to be for storing our Al-kee-hol, but I think now it may have to store more of our groceries. We also have like 3 rubbermaid bins of food that we need to find a home for. Unfortunately, even though this house is huge (5 bedrooms and 2500 sq ft), it has a pantry about one quarter the size of our old one. And it's already packed to the gills with Tim's parents stuff. Surely they cannot need 6 boxes of the same kind of cereal:)

I could not believe we got everything in the garage either. Tim's mom is a master at stacking stuff. So is Daniel, although I was getting more than a little impatient at the constant rearranging of the truck yesterday:) But we did get it one trip!

I did a little unpacking today, but it is so hot upstairs here that I couldn't stand the 84 degree temperature for long. Unfortunately, the room we're living in here appears to be that one room in every house that doesn't get cooled properly. I lived in the non-cooling/non-heating bedroom growing up too. Every summer I would sleep in my "summer" room-the guest room, because my room was so hot. In the winter, I'd just put on longjohns and lots of blankets. I need to get one of our box fans from the garage and hopefully that will make sleeping tonight more pleasant.

Oh, this is so weird. I was walking down the street to get my car this morning and an old friend of ours, Lynn, lives 3 houses down! Really bizaare. She saw me and said that I was welcome anytime for tea and knitting. She said she'd teach me how to knit when I said I didn't knit, but really, I don't think I could take that much time around Lynn. She's a sweet girl, but quite hyper.

Well, enough rambling for now.


yer mama said...

see if you can get your old fridge, ask paul I guess, maybe you could put it in the garage? Nothing says south austin like a fridge in the garage.

Can you go to the unused rooms and close off their air vents? I did that at Palacios and it made the air blow stronger in the rooms we did use.

December will come faster than you think!

Kelli in the Mirror said...

I busted out laughing when I read the fridge comment. I don't think in the last 28 years I've ever looked in her fridge and seen an inch of space. I can totally see how it would be hard to fit your stuff in there!