Saturday, 15 October 2011

Oh, the Dreaded Packing

It is kind of funny that before I was married I moved sixteen times and now after fifteen years of marriage we are onto move number eighteen. I am hoping that with buying this house that this will be the end of my moving career. With all those moves you figure a person would be really good at packing. The problem is that the packing process evolves with the growth of your family. When I was a kid, no problem, mom did it. :0) As a teenager, I didn't have much and when I ventured out on my own the first time I think I had a suitcase and a box. When you get married you have to start hauling all that kitchen stuff around. You know what I am talking about, the 18 casserole dishes everyone gave you as a wedding gift. Then comes all the baby gear, then the toys and bikes. Then, you get the independant teenager that likes to pack for themselves. This is great, at first, you think of all the time you will save. Until you go down to the basement and see the chaos that has ensued. I have spent the last 2 days repacking alot of what has been packed already. But, when you think of the experience your kids are getting it makes it all worth it. Someday they will be in my shoes and I hope that they will not have to move as often as me but at least they will have learned how to pack. I also hope that they are as blessed as I am to stress about if it will all fit in the moving truck. This is one of the first moves that we haven't moved because we ran out of work and had to have a garage sale to fit everything in a little trailer. I am going to think of how richly I have been blessed the past year and a half and not focus on how much there is to pack. At least this time I get to bring it all with me. Even if it takes two trips! Five days and counting.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Well, here we go! Welcome to my world.

Welcome! I am new to blogging so please bear with me. I have decided to start this blog because my husband of 15 years and I have just purchased our first home. We are very excited and very overwhelmed at the same time. We see the potential this house can have.It is a large house on an acreage (10 acres). The house is incomplete. It is framed. It has some drywall and insulation. It has a heat source or two. It has electricity and plumbing. Well, almost plumbed. The lines are all there but the previous owner cut them when he left the property a couple of years ago. The house was built over a couple of years with lots of TLC. The previous owner is from the east coast and he built it to withstand a hurricane! The house hasn't been lived in for a couple of years and was filled with a LOT of their possessions. I know it is a silly thing to be scared of when you consider everything around you in the country that a city girl could be scared of but, I am worried about how many mice have made that place home. The mice I am going to have to give eviction notices to. My poor kids are going to think they live in a plastic house for all the bins I have everything in right now.
This blog is so we can look back someday and realize what we have accomplished. It is a huge project that we have taken upon ourselves. Some people will think we are insane. Some people will wonder how we could do it. We are wondering that ourselves. What we do know is that this opportunity is a HUGE blessing and we know that all things are possible if you take one day at a time and don't sweat the small stuff. We will tackle one project at a time and post pics as we progress so we will always be able to see how successful we are. Ready or Not our adventure starts Thursday, October 20th, 2011.