Saturday, May 26, 2012


Zach and I spent some time boxing up books and a few other things this afternoon, while BB played with the boys.  We've sorted through a lot of our things and gotten rid of a lot, and now we're trying to get started on packing so we can get an idea of how much more time and packing supplies we'll need.  I sometimes forget what I've mentioned where, but we now have a house secured (yay!) and it's in the neighborhood we want (double yay!).  It's a bit smaller than our current place, but no biggie.  Also, there's apparently a mama black bear with 3 cubs who lives in the woods right behind our house. As in, we may be able to take pictures looking out the window.  So that's exciting to look forward to.  BUT knowing the floorplan means knowing what we need to prep for, like getting a different dining table because our current one will so not fit into the dining nook of our new place.  And, we're trying to take care of that sort of stuff here while we have Target and Ikea within easy driving distance (aka NOT 2hrs away).

I just looked at the date and the kids & I have just under a month left in California. EEK!! I don't really know how to feel about moving away, since I don't know if we'll be back.  We all walked over to our favorite coffee shop and along the way I looked at the cuter victorians painted bright colors, and watched the people walking by and the house playing Paul Simon for their yard sale, and I'm really gonna miss living here.

Then again, I will not miss the mentally ill homeless woman who nearly attacked my mom several weeks ago and who still occasionally walks around yelling obscenities at no one in particular....

Family coffee shop outing. Love this terrace. #fromwhereistand

The details of our move are all but straightened out by now, and as sad as I am about leaving this place, and the wonderful people who have made the past 2 years great and probably quite literally saved my sanity as I learned how to be a mom of two and then dealt with my husband being gone four days a week for his job, I am also getting very excited about getting to New Hampshire.  Donovan keeps telling me how excited he is, how he can't wait to get to New Hampshire.  I aks him why and he says, "the snow!"  I'm trying to prepare him for not seeing snow for several months after we move (please). We'll get there mid-July and Zach doesn't start classes till September so we'll also have some time there as a family to explore together, which will be really friggin nice after the schedule he's worked these past 8 months.  And we'll see what things are like when classes start-- everyone's warned us that the fall semester(s- there are 2 before christmas) are ridiculously busy, so we may see less of him on the weekends than what we're used to but at least he'll be home every night.  I figure that's a plus.

After we packed about 10 boxes, Zach and I snuck off to the mall to pick up his new glasses-- a pair that somehow have a much more formal look to them-- and then stopped by Banana Republic to browse business suits.  The transformation from Enginerd to Business Dude is beginning.  I expect it to be kinda fascinating to watch.

1 comment:

  1. So exciting! Good luck with getting everything sorted out for the move.

    And after 5 years of wearing business suits I have to say that it STILL feels strange to me :)



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