Saturday, November 15, 2008


We're trying to get the last of the stuff out of the old house and down here to the new house this weekend.

There was no push to get out of the old house so we've been kind of dragging our feet. Ya know sometimes when you move and you have to be out of your old place and into your new one in a weekend? Well, we didn't have that pressure to get it done, and I was glad, but now I'm thinking it would've been better to have been motivated to do it all at once, because now it's getting to be a drag.

There are some adjustments going from about 1800 square feet of living space to 1050 square feet. Especially when the kitchen is MUCH smaller. Luckily we have a large garage off the kitchen which is becoming the kitchen storage overflow with the use of a bookshelf and a cabinet (that there wasn't any room for inside the house anyway).

The other adjustment has been the master bedroom closet. I had an entire closet to myself at the other house and about half of it was filled with bellydance costuming, so now Mike and I are fighting for what little space there is and trying to figure out a creative solution (that doesn't look hokey. Sorry Mike!)

We now live on a street with a sidewalk, and we have an actual mailbox in front. We've had a post office box for the last 20 years, so this is really weird. It took me a few days to remember to even check it.

And now that I'm within walking distance of one of my jobs (my Monday through Friday gig) I have been late twice! How embarrassing is that? I know it only takes a couple of minutes to get there so I end up just doing that one more thing that makes me late by a minute or two. We always have a production meeting first thing so I can't even sneak in and get away with no one noticing. In fact the boss loves to greet late-comers with, "Good afternoon!"

I hoping the adjustment period is near it's end and that I'll feel completely settled soon. Now for more unpacking....


LisAway said...

Oh, I hope you get everything transferred (I totally hear you about what a drag it is if you aren't forced to do it all quickly. It seems to take forever.) and unpacked and start feeling comfortable soon!

So your boss greets you specially in front of everyone, eh? He must really like you! :) (and anyone else who's late)

Rose said...

Oh my gosh, you sound just like me! When I only had a five minute commute across town, I was routinely leaving my house at five minutes to 8, needing to be at work at 8. I usually made it, unless I hit the light wrong!!

Hope you get settled soon and find a home for your costumes!

Magirk said...

Well, it sounds pleasant and cozy. :-)

Good luck with all your unpacking and such.

We've been here for 3 years now, and I know there are a few boxes in the basement that still aren't unpacked. :-S