Friday, June 13, 2008

I Really Should Be Unpacking

*tap, tap, tap*

Is anybody still out there? (((((out there, out there, out there)))))

Man, has it been a week already?

I feel so lost and out of touch. I know, now, that I could never cut it on Big Brother or Survivor. One week without my connection to the outside world was close to torturous. I just found out this morning that Hilary conceded. Totally missed that. Yeah, yeah, I know they sell newspapers, but what fun would that be?

And the one thousand updates on my reader. Wow. I'll need a vacation just to catch up on you all.

But, thankfully, we are back in the land of the technologically dependent. Cable television, phone, and (drum roll, please) high speed internet. Sort of. I think they should call it highish speed kind of internet out here, but whatever. It's better than dial-up. Of course, my back is killing me having to stand at my dining room niche just to check my email because I can't even sneak into the study. It is locked my friends. Yes, locked. Something about keeping the kids out of it, but I know who he really meant. You can cut him some slack, though, because I am slowly taking over our shared closet and I'm squeezing him out of the laundry room as well. Oh, and I am so getting complete control over the tivo. Bye, Bye, Battlestar!

I have missed my old house. It's strange to wake up in another room, still, a week later. It makes me cry to go over there to pick up things. Yesterday, I just spent the afternoon there watching my good, old, Dire*TV and napping and enjoying it when I really should have been boxing up my winter clothes and craft supplies. It's just strange, like I feel like I'm cheating on that house with this one. Like I should apologize everytime I walk in that door.

This house, though, is awesome! Aside from the fact that the brand new microwave doesn't work and we have to wait here all day Saturday for the GE man to come and fix it, it's been great. The neighbors are really friendly, some even brought gifts! We actually know our next door neighbors names! After only a week. Did I mention there's a jacuzzi tub? Because, yippee! There's a jacuzzi tub.

I tried my hardest to get one last pretty picture at the old house.

Maybe we'll have better luck in this new house.


Lynsey said...

yes we're still out here, waiting for you to post! :-) Wish I could help you pack. Or atleast help with the munchkins while you pack. Oh well. Alteast you've got your internet back. Phew.

Aunt Becky said...


Glad you've made it back to the land of the Internet.

Melissa said...

:D Glad to have you back!

BethGo said...

It all sounds good man!
I almost wish we were still using that Houston company so I could crash your house and check it out. It looks lovely.

MARY-ANN said...

Welcome Back!!

Tracey said...

Are you loving it?!? At least the kids were consistent in the photos, eh?

And, a locked door to his study... Hmmm. I am assuming that you are not worried over what is so private and personal that he has to have it locked, right?

Men are ENORMOUS children.

Kether said...

Thanks for the empathy about cheating on your old house. It really feels weird and sad. Your new one is AMAZING!! The kitchen is just fantastic. God bless this housing slump! We're so lucky.
Enjoy unpacking and getting to know your new 'hood.

Sarah said...

Yay!! So glad you're in and settled!! And locked? Well, if the kids are the reason, why haven't you a key? Seriously...checking your comp on a little nook ain't cool :P

I am Boymom said...

Weird how we get so attached to our protective walls. I miss our old house and neighborhood a ton, even after we've been in our new house over a year! And still not fully unpacked! Sounds like your new place and neighbors are great, best of luck in yer new digs!

Crazed Mom said...

I could never hate you silly. I think it's all the newborns gettng to me. Moving is stressful on so many ways. Best wishes and you're on my mind.

Miss Hope said...

When we sold our house last month, I had to go through that empty place and take pictures, both with camera and mind. I saw every memory I possibly could as I walked through. I think I'm going to have to grieve just a little while longer. There's just something about bringing your babies home to four walls that make a home ....well, that building just grabs an extra special place in ya. ~sigh~ Yeah.

Jennifer, Playgroups Are No Place For Children said...

Yay for great neighbors!

I still miss my house we sold in 2005. I get weepy just thinking about it.

Bittermama said...

Glad you're back! We just got online yesterday after THREE visits from the cable/phone/internet company.

Maybe we should be unpacking buddies to keep each other honest about how much work there is to be done? Or maybe just to console each other about how boxes and piles are the latest decorating trend?