There is so much to look forward to....From finally having a nice, level yard for my kids and dogs to play in to my brand new Maytag kitchen appliances, (which over the next 4 months you'll become quite familiar with) we have found the perfect home. Our house has 4 bedrooms, a huge family room, and a beautiful formal living room complete with built-in bookshelves. (And I have about 5 million books!) It also features a great dining room, tons and tons of storage, and a gigantic unfinished basement. We'd like to finish the basement into usable living space, but that can be done over time.
So while we have a lot to be ecstatic about, there is also a lot of stress right now. And of course, since my husband works long hours, I am the one in charge of setting everything up to go as smoothly as possible. I am trying to get moving estimates within our very limited budget, set up utilities, transfer all existing accounts to the new address, and get everything together to enroll my 12 year old in school as soon as we arrive in Ohio. I even have to try and negotiate calmly with an absolute sociopath, which is not fun. But I won't get into that. Those details don't need to be broadcasted here. So trying to do all of these things while taking care of 2 toddlers and a preteen, packing, and blogging has become quite overwhelming!
So I apologize if I don't get back to all of you right away, or if I am a couple days late choosing winners for my giveaways. I have a lot on my plate right now, and only have a couple weeks to get everything done. As it stands, we have about 30 boxes packed and it hardly looks like a dent has been made! So for the next few weeks, I appreciate all of your patience and understanding. You guys are the best, and I promise to be back in full swing as soon as possible.
Have any of you moved with little time to plan? Or maybe you've moved out of state? How did you manage the stress without totally having a nervous breakdown? Any tips to make things easier? I'd love to hear them!