This last month has been rough. I am ready for the craziness to stop. It all started with packing and getting our house ready for the renters. I thought we had packed most of our house items, but it still took one full day of packing to get everything into the U haul. Oly's little brother Luis and hi cousin Abraham helped us pack, and then they drove the U haul to Virginia for us. They also took our dog Maui with them. We were so grateful for their help. They left a week before us, because it was the only time that worked with their schedules. After they left we spent the next week cleaning, painting and fixing odds and ends around the house. After everything was how we wanted it, we drove for the next four days.
The kids did awesome on the road. We had to stop about every three hours to feed and take care of Jack, so it was slow moving.
We finally arrived at our new house. It was not quite what we had hoped for. We knew it was slightly smaller than our house in Texas, and it felt like we couldn't fit all of our stuff inside... but we somehow managed. It also was not in the best condition inside. The house needed a new paint job and the carpet was disgusting. I was disappointed, because I thought the house improvements were over. Now we had a whole new house to fix up. We have spent the last couple of weeks painting, pulling up carpet, refinishing the hardwood floor and cleaning.
It is just now starting to feel nice, and like things might start to settle down. I really love the backyard. It is amazingly huge and green. It feels like we live in the forest.
The house is also very close to Oly's work. It is nice to see him and not have to deal with a long commute.