Monday, September 18, 2006
well one would think that we were getting settled into the new place by now after two months but that is not the case. we have been planing on getting our floors done since day one but that caused us to live in limbo. having talked with the company we were planing on going with we knew that they were scheduling work starting in November. the question then became one of how much we should unpack since we would have to move everything out again. we started by setting up Miss. A's room with the basics like her crib, fish tank, dresser and toys so that she would feel a bit more settled. Daniel and i knew that we could live with less but as we started thinking about how far out Nov. was we decided to set up thing like our bed so as to not be sleeping on the floor. well all of our plans changed recently. i called to set up a date for the work to be done and they said there had been a cancelation and we could be fit in on the 26th of this month. we were so excited thinking about all the things that we could move on with once the floors were done. then this past thursday they called again and asked if we would like to switch dates with another person and have them done starting on the 20th. again we accepted and then the reality hit. we would have to not only move all of our belongings out of the living room and bedrooms but we ourselves would have to move. a trip sounded wonderful but Daniel is in the middle of a big deadline for work so that was out of the question. since he works from home and he would have no access to his office we also had to look into a place that had wireless so he could at least work on the laptop.
all this to say we are moving out. we are packing the bags and taking the kid to the in-laws. it will be quite fun trying to keep up with her in a non baby-proofed house for five days. what i do know is that Miss. A and i are going to be frequenting bothhere and here quite a lot this week. until then we are going to be keeping ourselves busy ripping up corner-rounds and demolishing the tile around the fire place.
i know that we will soon be moving back in and will be able pick up some momentum on the whole house project. for now as i sit in the den on the couch with my feet resting on my bed i feel like we have regressed back to square one. i just have to think of this as progress in a different form.
we are enjoying a bit of fall in our living room among the rubble of the fire place right now. today as i was out for a walk with Miss. a i was stopped by an older neighbor who was doing yard work. it was wonderful to get to know another person in our new area. he gave me quite a few gourds and some eucalyptus which is gracing our mantel while below everything is being ripped apart.