Saturday, April 4, 2009

Moving diary. #2

Okay, at the end of day three, despite being gone for several hours today, we have 10+ boxes, the Christmas decorations (most of them), the baby crib, the cradle, and Max and Misha's Spiderman card table and chairs in the rented storage space!

We also have the driveway pressure washed, the house 2/3rds pressure washed, and the front steps further along in their rebuilding process.

I forgot to mention that the other day, I mowed the front yard for the first time this year. I also planted a lot of flowers to give them a good start. The rest will be planted when Steve is done with the stairs to minimize their risk of getting stepped on. It is starting to look really nice out front...that is, if you can mentally erase the ladders and building supplies scattered around!

Today, my brother Evan came and helped Steve with a bunch of things, mostly pressure washing, I think. The other day, Steve's employee helped him too. I don't know what we'd do without the extra hands.

I have noticed some misbehavior from Misha. Particularly today. Breaking well-known house rules and disobedience. While we can't let the direct disobedience slide, I am aware of the fact that it may be related to the upheaval and the unknown. It is very possible that he is anxious about the whole thing. Maybe he doesn't even realize it himself. So we have been stating the "obvious" to him. That when we move to a new house, he will go with us. We are a family and we will stay all together. That sort of thing. The sort of thing that other kids may not wonder about.

Ivy especially has asked me a lot of things about moving. Are we taking the bathtub, the chairs, her blankie, her toys, the couch, the rugs, our television, her pony movie?....

Vitali wonders things like how will we move our beds? How will we pick up our couch? Things involving logistics and muscles.

Misha hasn't asked much of anything.

Max is excited about carrying boxes. He also is excited to have a new house. He has moved more often in his life and is less attatched to where he lives. He doesn't, at this point, seem concerned that we will leave anyone behind.

Hannah and Annette want to go and don't want to go. Both are excited to have a new house but both like this house. And the neighbors! We love our neighbors now, but then, the other house has little girls that visit there often...

Hannah has been sorting out everything in sight. Her room. Her clothes. The videos. Who knows what next?!

Ahh... bedtime.


Nataliya said...

Oh my goodness! Good luck with your move - I know it's not easy, but the end result (new house) will be worth it!

Beth Laurie said...

I've been doing a bit of sorting myself. I have cleaned out my cabinets in my kitchen and rearranged some stuff. I have 2 1/2 bags of garbage! How did I collect so much junk?! I decided I would throw out anything that I haven't used in a year and a half. Then I had a lot of old food in cupboards and that I chucked. In doing this and doing a little rearranging I was able to fit some occasionally used appliances that were on my counter into cabinets. AH! It's so much better.

Dawn said...

Nothing like a move to help with cleaning and organization of "stuff". The hubs and I moved something like 12 times in the first six years of our marriage. No extras in the house in those days.
We've been here in this place for 24 years...and it is an ongoing process to clear out the extras. When Jessica moves into the addition (yes, we are building on this spring) we will have another nice purge.
Aaah! That will feel better!
Had to smile at Hannah. Such a firstborn...sorting and resorting!
Have a good Lord's Day today.

Anonymous said...

Where you guys moving?

Melissa E. said...

We are still staying in the area. Final house decisions haven't been made yet but there is one that is a most likely possibility.

Stange Family said...

Moving! A chore I am well acquainted with! I will be praying for you during this process.

Mike and Christie said...

Ok I have figured it out!
This is an elaborate scheme to keep from having to do Spring Cleaning! :)

We just started ours and I think I would rather move! LOL

Anonymous said...

How exciting, Melissa! I'd love to see a pic of the new house when you move in. I've always thought moving is so exciting -- getting rid of extra stuff is so freeing -- almost like losing 10 lbs . . . almost!