I began this post on Friday, but I've been so busy and tired that I failed to finish it and failed to update the blog for the last few days...
Today we received all of our HHG shipment! Right now I'm typing this while sitting in my recliner and watching our t.v. complete with surround sound. If anyone knows my husband, they would not be surprised to hear that that is what he chose to set up first. Tonight I will look forward to sleeping in my bed. So, I've slept in my bed for the last two nights and it was amazing! Our bed is really comfortable. I had forgotten how amazingly comfortable it was. Ahhhh
Furiously working for the last three days, I have managed to get the house about 75% complete. I even skipped church tonight to keep working. Most of the kids went with Vic and I was able to have a couple of uninterrupted hours. It sure feels good to get things in order! Right now I'm enjoying the Broncos-Steelers (Go Broncos!) game and it feels like home sitting in my living room. So far I have the kitchen, living room, master bedroom, upstairs storage, laundry room, dining room and all the bathrooms complete. Jordan and Alana took care of their room. I still have to work on the little girls, boys, office/school room, shed and outside storage.
I have to say again how much I am loving this house! For me, it is much bigger than what we had before and I am enjoying not having to cram things into every square inch of each closet. While I am still using my best organizing skills, I feel like I can be a bit more relaxed. My goal while living here will be to not accumulate too many more belongings. It certainly can be so easy to have more space and then just fill it up! I'm happy to say that for the first time in 11 years, I don't have anything in the master bedroom except for OUR stuff! At our last two homes, it was necessary to store extra items in my master closet and I even had all of our home schooling books lining one whole wall at our last house. When I walk in my room now, it feels so peaceful and tranquil. When I was a kid, my parents' room was off limits. They even had a keyed lock on their door. I have half a mind to implement the same policy. OK, not really, but the thought did cross my mind. :)
Tomorrow Vic has the day off so we are going to go to Kittery Beach since it is actually open. It has been closed since we have been here and we hear that it is one of the nicer beaches to visit. We plan on taking advantage while we can since we don't know when it might close again. Perhaps I will work on more of the house tomorrow, but more likely than not, I will take a day off of house organizing. Also, Vincent and Tori start swimming lessons tomorrow afternoon so our day sounds like it will be full of fun!
Updated to add:
I almost forgot to mention that our shipment took just shy of a month to arrive! Our pack-out was completed on August 10th and then delivered to us here on September 7th. Not bad at all!