She Says… Progress

We made some serious progress packing this weekend. Even Owen helped.

And today we’re off to sign our names a million times and plunge into a massive amount of debt 🙂 Can’t wait! I’m mostly excited for the walkthrough prior to closing. It feels like it’s been forever since we last saw the house because we put the offer in waaaay back in February. We’re taking measurements and comparing paint chips and all that fun stuff. Yip yip!

We decided to leave Owen at home today so we could concentrate fully on our important errand, so he is playing the day away with a babysitter. We have never really had a babysitter come play with him when he was awake (the few times we’ve had one at all we’ve had them come after we put him to bed). I know, I know, we’re lame. Given the little bit of stranger anxiety/clinginess we saw the other day, we did a “dry run” with this babysitter this weekend and had her come for a few hours to play on Saturday while we got some packing done. It was a win win! Now I feel like she and Owen are buddies so he won’t mind when we’re gone today.

I’m in that blissful, naive state where I feel like we got so much packing done this weekend that we could move tomorrow if we had to. Cough, cough. The logical part of me KNOWS this isn’t true (we still have an entire basement we haven’t touched, along with all of our clothes and lots of things we left out because we might need them in the next 2 weeks), but I’m going to live in denial until next weekend when our next round of superpacking happens. We’re not expecting really any packing to get done during the week since between work and daycare and playing with Owen and sleeping there are only a couple “free” hours each night, and most of the time they are taken up by cooking, cleaning up, and spending quality time with my husband watching a tv show. Next weekend I’m sure I’ll be totally overwhelmed by how much we have to do again.

For now, my thoughts have turned to all of the phone calls and appointments that need to be made between now and then: cable/internet/phone, gas/electric, painters, wallpaperers, plumbers, oh my. Not to mention all the things we’d like to buy in the next few weeks: TV(s), dining room table & chairs, coffee table, curtains, lighting, the list never ends.

Wish we could move in right now so we could get started!

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12 responses to “She Says… Progress

  1. It looks like you’re going to be making a lot of trips to Lowe’s! If you figure out a good system for painting and taking care of Owen at the same time, be sure to blog about it 🙂

  2. Impressive! Good luck with the rest! I have an idea for painting with Owen thee… another play-date with the babysitter – outside! 🙂

  3. Cut/Paste from last Owen Comments:
    DANG, that kid is cute!

  4. Remember my suggestion/tip to do all the baby proofing installation prior to move in and painting. Gates, replacement sliding outlet covers, cabinet latches and furniture tip guards. It’s easier to move in and arrange furniture in baby-safer ways. We (Isis) partner with http://www.safebeginnings.com/ they have great baby-proofing products online or will come to your home do do installation for you. They’re the best!

  5. Hope everything goes well today! What an exciting time for you guys–I can’t wait to hear/see more about it!

  6. Moving is awful – I’m thinking of you!
    (not to add to your to-do list, but don’t forget to change your car registration. I managed everything else, but my online renewal form didn’t come this year and I had to waste hours of my life at the DMV (on my birthday!) because they only allow address changes in person in MI – It wasn’t a good ball to drop.)

  7. congrats on closing! all those boxes about gave me an anxiety attack! you are doing awesome and will totally get done in time. 🙂

  8. Remember – it’ll all be over soon and you’ll get to rest and enjoy your new place! It’s gonna be awesome!!!

  9. Can’t wait to see pics of the new home! You have amazing energy to get all that done with a baby!

  10. He is SO STINKING CUTE!!! Congrats on the house– what a huge day! Can’t wait to see pics as you guys move in and make it your own– it’s a stunning house!

  11. Owen has the best hair, which I’m sure you hear a lot. He just makes me smile every time I see pictures. 🙂
    Moving is bad enough on its own, let alone organising and keeping a baby happy at the same time. Ugh. We’ve lived in three different places during our son’s short not-even-two-year lifetime so far, and that includes moving out of two rentals, which, in Australia, you have to leave absolutely spotless before you hand in the keys. Not fun in the middle of summer with a toddler, but we survived, hooray! 😛
    Good luck with the rest of packing – I hope it all goes smoothly so you guys can start enjoying and kitting out your new place before you know it!

  12. Moving is intense but it’s always a great opportunity to get rid of stuff you don’t really need or want. That’s what I love most about moving but I hate not having my home zone to hang out in.

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