Moving is always overwhelming. I’ve decided that cross-town moves are harder than cross-country moves. At least with cross-country moves you have one big truck and everything goes on. If it doesn’t go on then you don’t keep it. With cross-town moves it seems you are driving back and forth and back and forth and it seems to never end. We still had a truck, but it didn’t cut down much on our driving.
Here is the update on what’s been happening since we started moving.
Once again Mike had to move right over his birthday. That has happened a few times.
The first week we were in the house we didn’t get much unpacking done. It was the last week of summer vacation for the kids and Mike had work out-of-town. So I took the kids and we did our last trip to the pool and other activities and we did lots of back-to-school shopping until….finally the first day of school!
Abby started 5th grade, Sam started 3rd grade, and Kaitlyn started 1st grade. They were all excited to start school and see their friends again. The beginning of school and just having moved into the new house was a big adjustment but we made it through with just a few bumps. Doing homework again has also been a change.
One advantage of an old home is finding quirky stuff. The kids were excited about our old-school pencil sharpener in the garage. It still works well too.
The kids have been making friends in the neighborhood. We feel really lucky because 4 new families also recently moved into our neighborhood this summer and they all have school-aged kids. Kaitlyn has made friends with the kid next door who has this awesome treehouse:
This three story treehouse borders our yard and the kids ooh and awe at it. Kaitlyn and the neighbor kid have had a lot of fun up there. Abby and Sam are older than the neighbor kid but they were invited to play up there too. They didn’t turn down the invitation.
Now that we are in our house, we finally started measuring the kids so they can look back and see how tall they were when we moved in.
The kids have been excited to unpack their stuff. Kaitlyn loves her new reading area.
About a week after we starting living here we were happy to see these guys show up –
Hello Google Fiber and goodbye Internet bills. We thought we would have to wait a couple of months before Google Fiber showed up but just a week after we moved (and ordered Comcast) they came to bring us our free internet. Turns out our house already had fiber optic cable installed. We had to hunt for it but once we found it (with the Google Fiber tech) we watched as someone sent light down the fiber cable from a location several blocks away. When our end lit up the kids thought that was cool- Mike did too actually (surprise surprise – he likes things that light up). We could have free internet for 7 years but we are thinking of taking the gig in a couple of years when we have more things streaming around here.
Since you were wondering, Boo has been adjusting well too. He doesn’t seem to care where he is as long as he is with his family.
He likes his new backyard- it’s especially exciting because there are chickens roaming around just on the other side of the fence. He has started digging holes under the fence which doesn’t make me happy.
More updates to come as we clean up our mess.