Moving is continuing at a snail's pace- which means hopefully, someday, it will be over.
After that, will come unpacking. Hopefully, that will also be a simple process. (Who am I kidding, NOTHING is ever a simple process with me!)
However, that being said, now that internet access has been returned to me, I should be able to resume some sort of posting schedule next week- AFTER the move is over and the unpacking begins.
At the moment, I can barely walk between my stove and sink, and I vaguely am aware of my pantries being located somewhere in what will eventually be the dining nook. I still haven't found pillow cases, but since I pretty much FALL into bed in an exhausted heap each night, I haven't really paid much attention to their absence yet.
This place is a DIY-er's ultimate dream and worst nightmare all at once. I've got my eye on several projects (some of which I've already begun the groundwork for in the odd moments that I've had to spare and just needed a break from the constant boxes!)
THE LIST O' IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
Replace the window screens (this is actually pretty fun)
paint the basement floor
set up a proper laundry room
set up a proper classroom
establish a "man cave"
IKEA-hack some new furniture into being
Make a cross-over girly tweenager room/guest room
Paint the boys' beds
raised bed square foot garden
install a swing in a tree out back
trim some hedges and mow some lawns
install a water line to the ice maker
build a compost bin with a lid
And I'm doing ALL of these projects by myself. So far I've installed child-locks, done the whole shelf-liner thing, and made myself a general nuisance to the folks at Lowe's.
It hasn't all been moving, though. I'm a small-town girl at heart. I grew up in a teeny town in East Texas and I'm really embracing living out here in cow-country. I've found the local post office- it's effectively the size of half my garage. I've also located the closet bowling alley and already made a trip to the library (both of which are located two towns over.)
This has been a definite adventure- and I'm rather like a Hobbit when I have an adventure: ready to sit by a warm fire with a cup of tea and a second cookie, grateful the damn thing is over.