Wednesday, June 5, 2013
The good, the bad, the expected ugly and the here and now!
Are you ready for it? Because I plan on taking you along with me and making you watch as I go through the ups and downs, the laughs and the cries and all the other interesting moments of packing a home, 2 kids, 2 dogs, a turtle and a betta fish, driving 13 hours across States and then.............you ready????????? Living in a motel room for almost a month.
Dun Dun Dun!
This is the part where most would start crying, screaming and stomping their feet. I already did that, well the teary part at least, I didn't scream nor stomp my feet, but I'm sure that will come eventually in the next few weeks. LOL
I'm not going to lie because the thought of being in a motel room that long is not exactly appealing to me, or anyone for that matter. But, when it has to be done, it has to be done.
After shopping around for a while and house hunting, we narrowed it down to two houses and just when we went to put an offer on the one, someone beat us to it and it was sold. Oh well...that's fine, because the other house was our first pick to begin with and that one we put an offer on AND it was accepted, we got the phone call this morning bright and early. YAY!
Now the fun begins, money starts flying out of the account, emails, phone calls, contracts and gazillion pages of paperwork. I've become quite proficient at signing my name and cranking out initials. Long process, but it will be worth it.
Do you want to see the house???? I have a few pictures I can show you.
Family room and look at that huge fireplace *drool*
Huge laundry and mud room with built in cabinetry
Dining room, again lots of storage
Back yard. Oh my word, look it's a privacy fence not a chain link one and I don't have to see the neighbors and they don't have to see me.
Paperwork back and forth, appraisals and inspections, closing dates yadda yadda yadda and it's been pushed to July 15th. Do you know what that means???
It means we get into town June 29th and then have to stay in a motel until the closing date. *Hold me*
That means 2 adults, 2 kids and 2 dogs in a one bedroom with two beds, for at least 2 weeks. I swear when I first found this out I went into panic mode, I mean it's not exactly what I had in mind, I was totally hoping to drive into my own driveway and move in....quite naively I must say, but hey a girl can dream right?
This box as now been named "Motel Survival Box". This is going to be some adventure, I can tell you now. LOL
There's no way we can afford to eat out every day and every single meal, so I'll be cooking out of a motel room. Ever had to do it yourself? Send me some tips. Never had to do it? Stay tuned because by the time this is over you'll know how to.
The room will have a microwave and refrigerator so that will help immensely. I'll have a crockpot, a coffeemaker and a griddle, meals will be very very simple.
Am I looking forward to this, I would say yes and no actually. I would much rather not have to go through it but we deal with the hand we're dealt and make the most of it. I'm sure I'll have plenty of stories to keep you amused, because I WILL be blogging it all thanks to motel WIFI.
The Expected Ugly
Because folks, it's going to get ugly at some point, you can count on it. There's no way around it when you have that amount of living things in one small space for such a long time. Kids already fight constantly in a big house, I'm sure the rivalry will reach new levels in a few weeks LOL
And I can't exactly state that I'll be Miss goody goody, I'm sure things will start getting to me too, but I plan on having my computer, my camera and my Kindle and Bible nearby. I'll be clutching the Lord's hand so tightly I may just cut off circulation to His fingers, but He'll understand.
The Here and Now
I'm weaving through boxes, this house has become an obstacle course, which is fine during the day, but a pain in the behind at night when your toes jab into box corners.
And my kitchen looks so empty and sad. I may not have much at my disposal anymore, but I have pudding ya'll. I'm good to go.
So you see, life really is sweet as pie, it is what you make of it, and you can either choose to cry and moan and be miserable through it all, or you can take everything that comes and see the opportunities in it.
Stay in a motel for almost a month??? We'll call it a vacation since we haven't had one in a very long time.
I'm literally stopping to smell the flowers because I know it's going to be one heck of a ride for the next two months.
I just hope you have the patience to put up with me, it's going to get interesting, that's for sure :)