9.22.2008

Not me Monday.......

We are here and 90 percent of the way settled. Actually, I can honestly think of only three boxes (other than the wardrobe boxes that are doing double duty as our closet during the construction) that are not unpacked. I am tired but satisfied. The kids have adjusted well, and we are enjoying our lovely new home.

It's been an adventure and, since it was her great idea, I thought I would participate too and share some things that I most definitely did NOT do during this past crazy week of moving, packing, signing, closing, unpacking, etc. I. Absolutely. Positively. Did. Not. Do. any of the following. Not me. I promise.
  • I definitely did not eat fast food three days in a row last week.
  • I definitely did not trip and fall flat on my face going into Office Depot for some work supplies.
  • I definitely did not get very exasperated with our six moving men, only one of whom spoke any English at all. I did not express any frustration when they finally taught Jeff the Spanish words for "yellow" and "green" so he could direct them to the proper bedrooms while unloading the moving truck.
  • I definitely did not have any impolite thoughts about our sellers who couldn't even be bothered to show up at closing but chose to wait at a nearby coffee shop and sent their realtor to represent them.
  • I definitely did not find out after three days of unpacking that I had been holding the X-acto knife the wrong way and wondering why it seemed so dull.
  • I definitely did not play hooky from church to unpack boxes.
  • I most definitely did NOT greet our new cookie-bearing neighbors wearing just a tank top and looking like a Ubange woman.
  • And, most especially, I did not polish off half of the delicious aforementioned peanut butter cookies with a lovely mini Reese's cup in the center.
No sirree....I definitely did NOT do any of the above. Not me.

9 comments:

Tamera said...

Please tell me that you DID have on pants with the tank top . . . .

Steph said...

oh my...I've seen you in your Ubange outfit...hope they come back! just kidding! and I win the bet with bruce (I told him you'd be unpacked by Monday!) 5 months later and we're still not settled (though I did take pictures of my finished living room for my blog!)

Kelsey said...

yay! All moved in! I'm so excited for you all! I can't wait to visit!

Kathi said...

You are too funny....love the comment about the exacto knife!! Hilarious! You have to post pictures.

jamie shipley said...

The buyers at your closing sound hilarious. What a trip. Glad for you guys to be in your new home.

Denise Kay said...

LOL!! I have been patiently waiting for an update on your move. I am not at all surprised that you are unpacked. Can you come help me the next time I have to move??? Hope you can relax soon and enjoy your beautiful new home!

Jill said...

You are so funny!! I so enjoy reading your blog.

Carla said...

Should have called me & I could have translated for your moving men! :) Thinking of you & checking in virtually. You always make me laugh! I am impressed, but not surprised, that you're settled in. Congrats on your long-awaited new home.

Me hubieras llamado y pudiera haber traducido por los trabajadores. Pensando en ti... Siempre me haces reir! Estoy impresionada, pero no sorprendida, que ya estan comodos. Felicitaciones en por fin lograr tu nueva casa. :)

Rachel said...

Haha! The X-acto knife WAS funny! And at least Mr. V. learned 2 words of Spanish in the midst of your crazy week! ;-)