I used to love painting. Our plan when closing on the new house at the end of July and closing on the old house at the end of this month was to allow us to peacefully enjoy the transition and do all that we wanted to do to the new house BEFORE moving in. What grandiose ideas!
I wanted to do all the painting myself. My husband said we should hire someone. I said but I love to paint and it will give me the satisfaction of doing it myself. He said I didn’t have time nor did I need the stress. I said I didn’t want to pay professional prices and I enjoyed painting. Yeah, well – I’ve never tackled that many rooms before and really should have listened to him (did you read that dear?). I did have a couple of friends help with the painting. It did get done. I DO feel the satisfaction. But it was stressful and if I never see a paintbrush again that will be okay. :) I admit it. It took A LOT more time than I had anticipated…so while most of the house did get cleaned…I did not accomplish all that I had hoped for.
We did attempt to hire someone to paint the ‘recreation’ room – what will be my office/library area. The first guy didn’t come through though- personal issues kept him from starting so we had to find someone else. The someone else is doing an incredible job thus far but his personality is a little overwhelming. I’m trying to stay focused on the positive that he has really pulled through for us in getting this job done! If he does a great job we may hire him for more!
But all of this was the least of our problems this month. Take all of the ‘joys’ of moving and add our son adapting to football practice (which is a half hour away until we are sleeping in the new house which will hopefully begin tomorrow), the van breaking down and needing towed to two different places, bees, carpenter ants, water damage, locksmiths, phone and internet issues, a pool I don’t have a clue on how to maintain and, well….you get the picture.
Right now I sit here amongst these:
But the old house is mostly packed up and some of it loaded onto the trucks already. They are really being very quick and efficient. I hear word they’ll start delivering tomorrow!! It’s exciting but overwhelming as well.
So that’s why I haven’t posted anything this month (except for the one I posted earlier today that SHOULD have been posted back on the 4th! Oh well!) Hopefully things will get back to some normality in September!