Monday, April 13, 2009

Have we been hit by a tornado?

Stuff is everywhere!

Everywhere I look there is a box, a pile, a random item, etc. This moving thing is setting me over the edge. I am the person who puts all of Campbell's toys away every night before bed, who doesn't like dishes in her sink, who obsesses what is laying on the table or counter instead of the proper place I would like it to be stored. I am going crazy knowing that my great room is no longer great. That boxes are stacked as tall as me and piles of items on random furniture pieces are now the focus in our home. With the rain today and possibility tomorrow the big move is going slowly. I feel like we have gotten a lot done, but then it is the lingering pieces that lay in a room untouched.

Tomorrow I have called off work for a "mental health" day. It will allow me to do about another 10 hours of packing. My parents are coming over tomorrow to help Jeremy and I. Thank you Mom and Dad. I hope I can go to sleep tomorrow night knowing a few of the rooms are completely done.

I asked for this move, but not in such a fast moving speed. It is almost over. I want us to be out and done packing, but again it is our HOME and bittersweet feelings hang like a cloud.

Wish us luck!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Ready, Set, Go!

Our computer and phone were down for 5 days due to the storm we had on Sunday. Here is the latest run down of our adventures.

Most important thing...
1. Jeremy turned 34 YESTERDAY, sorry for the belated birthday blog wish babe. Without access to a computer it was hard to post. I am glad you had a wonderful day at Purgatory playing golf and family dinner was fun. Happy Birthday and I hope you have a wonderful year to come with lots of wonderful adventures.
2. We are finally in the process of moving. With inspections back today with 6 very minor repairs, we couldn't be happier. We now have the green light to start moving items to storage.

3. Next week they will set the closing date and time. We know at this point, it will be a little before April 30th or on April 30th. The day of closing we give the keys to the new owner. With a little less than 17 days to move and thinking of how we cram 2700 sq ft of items into a 10x25 storage unit, I feel so anxious, excited, and overwhelmed to say the least.

4. I lay awake at night wondering what do I take to storage for the next month or months that I will not need or want for myself or my family. I think I have a pretty good grip on Campbell's items. It is my own, that is hard. How many jeans? How many sweatshirts? Shorts? Capri's? What shoes? Medicine to pitch and which to take? Hair clips, hair ties, headbands? It is one big jumbo cluster of what is really needed. Honestly, not much! And if we get to my parents and do need something, they will probably already have it or it can be bought. Okay then Jess, quit obsessing, right?

5. I went to see one of my best friends, Danielle, who moved to Georgia. It was so great to be with her. I was able to stay up late and sleep until I wanted. It was lovely. The highlight of the trip was our 1 1/2 hour massage at a day spa and sightseeing in all the fab stores in Atlanta. Thanks George and Danielle for hosting me! Can't wait to see you again soon!

6. It also dawned on me I never posted a pic of Campbell's new hair style with the bangs and all. So here she is... our super star.

Now after all of that, who needs a drink?