Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A hiatus from the hiatus

We now interrupt this hiatus to bring you this breaking news.

I'm way too busy to be blogging, but I just felt compelled to pour my heart on about how the move is going.

The move itself went somewhat well, the movers were polite, hard working and careful. Nonetheless, both our daughters' Ikea desks didn't survive the move, because they're assembled with cheap wooden pegs...

I'm still in the midst of trying to find everything and organizing, the kitchen pantry still isn't finished so I have boxes of food just sitting in the kitchen, it's chaos in every room, there's no window treatment other than the plastic table cloths from Dollarama we pinned up (très chic!). We discovered we have waaaaaay too much crap, even the movers said so (that must be a bad thing, because they move crap for a living! To quote ThriftyDecorChick who coined the term, we MUST decrapify!)

There's only one official phone jack in the whole house and there is no cable for TV!!?!! Were these people AMISH? Well, no, there was satellite cable but there's no way we're going satellite. So the cable company couldn't hook up the service on this call. We have to book another call so that they can wire the house from scratch....No TV, how will I live? The Good Wife and Parenthood had these great cliffhangers, Glee finally came back after a hiatus, Aaaaargh! (I know, I know, I can watch online. It's just that I'm frustrated.) At least the wireless Internet is working. Imagine otherwise no TV AND no Internet? Kill me now. (Yes, I'm supposed to be unpacking, but a girl needs a break now and then.)

But here's the kicker: there's a leak from the shower in the main bathroom coming through our brand new kitchen ceiling and potlight. Yaaaaaaaay!!! Cue fanfare music.

And we can't use the master ensuite shower because the grout is cracked and, well, we don't want any(more) water damage. I have a call in with a tiler to install a new shower tile floor, but in the meanwhile...

So as a result of all this, my whole family hates me because I'm the one who wanted to move. At least the cat and the dog seem fairly content. As long as they have food, they don't care.

I know that in a few months, when the dust settles, everyone will see the method to my madness, but right now, not so much, lol!

On the bright side, in the part of the kitchen where the pantry is going, there is no ceiling and my drywall guy is in these days to finish that. He will be able to fix the ceiling once the leak is repaired.

And we do have another shower in the basement. Not all is lost. Just darn inconvenient!

Well, thanks for letting me unload. Back on hiatus to deal with the whole mess!


  1. Lots to deal with but it will get done and then things will settle down. Do catch up with Parenthood and The Good Wife online...great shows. Take care and let us know how its going when you need to vent again! It's why we are here! hugs, Linda

  2. I have't moved in 35 years, it would be a living nightmare if I had to try and move my beloved collections ie.(stuff & junk)! I really admire you going through a move while dealing with repairs and remodeling too...But just think, in the very near future, all will be complete, your family will be settled in, and you'll all be enjoying the home of your dreams!!! Venting is a good thing!:)xo Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

  3. I know it is a lot.
    After it is all said and done you will be so grateful.
    I used to move every year.
    I stopped.
    Let us know how things are fairing when you get a chance to do so.

    Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  4. unload anytime.
    that is what we are here for.
    and i am passing your post onto a client who is conflicted about the price of a custom bathroom.
    and i was trying to explain .....
    you have.

    xx this will pass eventually xx

  5. this is definitely the place to unload! Look at it this way, you are getting all of the problems over with at once....The best is yet to come!

    Good luck!

  6. I hope when I move again I have downsized a lot and I mean a lot I have started the process anyway not planning a move any time soon maybe 10 years. LOl
    Lots yard sales planned this spring

    Thank You so much for your words about my little pug Sissy . I miss her so much


  7. I don't envy you - moving (the actual move part) is one of my least favorite life experiences. Wishing you lots of luck with unpacking and settling in! :)

    Take care.

  8. oh...I'm sorry, moving is not an easy thing. Hang in there!