It has been a fun and productive couple of days.
Today Squirrel starts her senior year at James Madison University. We went to see her yesterday, to celebrate her 21st birthday. As soon as I have pictures I will write about the most amazing burgers we have ever eaten. I am not kidding Tadpoles, these were some gooood burgers.
Tomorrow Wallene has orientation for her new school. I know she is a bit nervous, but, moreso I think she is excited. She is excited for us [Mom finally has one level living and the home of her dreams] to start a new school and to decorate her new room. All those hours on Pinterest have paid off. Again, when I have pics you will be the first to see it.
Funny note on back to school There has been such an outcry in recent years of the expense of required school supplies that the county we are moving to has instituted a new policy where the things needed has been pared down. In High School it is so pared down it reads: Paper, pencils, notebooks. This makes us happy because the expense is spared, and Wallene is happy because she can organize and take care of her notes/homework the way she wants. No more searching for a 1 inch, 1 1/2 in and 2 in binder for 3 different classes. Or having to write with a certain pen or pencil. Thank you Orange County. I knew I liked you from the start.
Steven found a moving company. This makes me so happy, you don't know. I worry about him moving all of our stuff like he did, with Wallene, when we put it in storage a few months ago. It will be a big relief to know someone else [someone we know, actually, who is a professional mover] and their crew will be moving our stuff. The moving foreman went to our storage units with Steven in order to give us a quote. When he saw how my husband had packed all our belongings he said "Nice job. You really put this in here well." Steven looked at him and said "I want you to repeat that to my wife. Those exact words. She is afraid I just threw everything in and ran." Our friend laughed. So two scores for my wonderful husband. Thanks honey! ::waving::
Finally - the utilities. We no longer have to deal with Washington Gas! YIPPPEEEE! The criminal enterprise is out of our lives forever. This makes me happy. So happy. The water and electric hook ups went easy and will be turned on Friday. Which leaves us with. . . .::cue sinister music::
Cable, internet and phone. Really? Since when did this become such a hassle? It took me 4 days and approximately 8 hours to finally set a date for installation. Sigh. It isn't Verizon [how NOT surprised are you?], but the new company doesn't bode well if this is what I had to deal with throughout the weekend. We only have two choices out here and I didn't want a dish hanging off the side of my house. Heck, we're fortunate we can even get cable and internet, so I am not complaining.
Since Steven is at the height of the busy season at work [pool closings this go round] I was only granted one full day of his time. He does have the whole holiday weekend off, but he can only take this Friday to coordinate and settle on the house. Ah well, a girl can wish all she wants, but will take what she can get, eh? Having been a Pool wife for all these years I knew the deal going into this move. It won't be the first time we've had to coordinate around work while moving, but here's hoping it will be the last.
Boring, boring, boring. I know. Hopefully more fun posts will be in the making in the next week or so.
Internet is still tenuous at best, so we will see you on the flipside of whatever day we have it. In the meantime remember to Smile Loudly. Life is a Gift! xo Janine