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Friday, 4/18/14

Friday, April 18, 2014

As expected today was insanely busy with the house move. We will be at it again tomorrow and will be "moved in" completely. Have the van loaded and ready for the morning's drop before grabbing lunch and then being ready for the moving "party" to begin at 1:30 to get the furniture and heavier things over there.

The kids and I took three very full van loads to the house today and I was able to get the kitchen and pantry organized. Still have some kitchen things to take over, but the majority is done except I just realized I have two very full drawers of silverware and knives and nowhere to put them. LOL Will figure it out.

Thankful the timing to meet all the different companies coming went as smoothly as I hoped. We were just heading out with our second van load when the gas company phoned so we arrived before him. I had just mentioned to Maegann that it would be helpful if the refrigerator delivery happened closer to noon instead of 1 so we could go grab some lunch when the phone rang and he was on his way. We had 40 minutes to go buy lunch and get back and we chose Subway. Had about 15 minutes before the carpet cleaner arrived and we enjoyed a picnic on the dining room floor and back patio. That's when I was able to get more done in the kitchen...while the carpets were being done. Kids went off on their scooters and played outside. Tim came about 1:30 and he got busy on the garage shelving. It is a definite need at this house.

Learned the neighbors to the west of us are Christians and attend a church nearby that many of our friends also attend. They have two boys aged 8 and 10 so this is wonderful for Isaac. Maegann is sad that she hasn't met anyone her age yet. I kept telling her this was day one, but it didn't help that Isaac has someone right next door already. Pray with me that she will make some good friends in this new neighborhood.

Off to have a snack (raspberries) and watch a little TV before heading to sleep. Will be online tomorrow once Tim has the internet all hooked up. It's "live" but we need to get our box set up.

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/19/2014 5:39PM

    Praying that Maegann finds a friend close by! Hope today went as smoothly!

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SUNNY2010 4/19/2014 1:40PM

    I do too hope for Maegann to find a friend of her age close by in the neighborhood.

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NELLIEC 4/19/2014 12:38AM

    I am praying for Maegann to make good friends in your new neighborhood.

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Thursday, 4/17/14

Friday, April 18, 2014

The house closings went very smoothly and we had the keys to the new place in hand by 4 p.m. Tim and I are both exhausted tonight as the inner stress of it all really hit hard. I also had to deal with fears/emotions from both kids surrounding the move. Some understandable fears that will ease with time once relocated.

We met with our buyers about 11 and while Tim went over irrigation and some other things with Jason, I was able to just visit with Courtney. Such a sweet family.

After lunch I headed to an appliance shop in the next town to look at a refurbished frig. It will be very nice so I bought it and they are delivering it between noon and 1 tomorrow. I'll finally have an ice maker. LOL

Took Isaac for his group therapy and once home got everyone fed with leftovers and then we took a load of boxes and things to the new house. We took some measurements too of the garage (much smaller than Tim thought) so less shelving is possible. We will probably rent a storage shed closer to the house once we're situated somewhat and will have to keep it longer than hoped, but it will work out.

Maegann also made another banana bread "cake" that we wanted to have on Saturday to reward the helpers at the new house once we've unloaded the furniture and boxes. I bought a case of water for that purpose too.

Tomorrow.... Meet the gas company between 8 and 12. Refrigerator delivery between 12 & 1. Carpet cleaner at 1. Hoping to get a load to the house in the morning and have another load with me when I go at noon. The first will be from bedrooms and the second from the kitchen. Then we rest in the evening before the big moving party on Saturday afternoon. That's the hoped for plan anyway!

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BLESSED2BEME 4/18/2014 11:59AM

    Cake looks awesome! Good luck with the move.

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/18/2014 10:06AM

    Hope that moving goes smoothly for you and that everyone gets settled quickly! Have a great Friday!

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LADYDARYA 4/18/2014 8:06AM

    I provided food and snacks to the guys that moved me as well - they were surprised and grateful - I'm like, you guys are hauling furniture and boxes up three flights of stairs - the least I can do is feed you and give you some drinks. I felt so bad for them - it was hot and sticky and nothing was lightweight it seemed.

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DONNABRIGHT 4/18/2014 7:10AM

    It sounds like a great plan. Next time I move I'm calling you!

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PRAYERBLUE44 4/18/2014 1:24AM

  Good job! Love your faith poster!

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Wednesday. 4/16/14

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

We started the day getting our next unit study started (New York state) and then I was off for the closing on our new house. We go in at 8:30 tomorrow to sign on our house and are praying that the buyer's lender moves swiftly in the morning so both loans can be funded in the afternoon. Would be nice to have the keys to the new place by evening. If not, our sweet realtor is willing to meet the gas company in the morning so we can get service restarted. Regardless, we will have possession by afternoon Friday.

The walk-through last night was good and we got more information on the seller's rush to close. It was totally their realtor. Our realtor, nor the sellers, knew why she was so insistent on that and why she was so put out that we didn't make the 14th. We're guessing there was some income thing on our end that she missed out on. And get this...she even advised the seller to get all their utilities cancelled on the 14th. The only thing we found left in place was electric so we had to call today and work to get the water back on Thursday or the gas company couldn't do their thing on Friday. Crazy!

Had a board meeting until after 9:30 last night for co-op and we got the class schedule lined out for next year so I am hoping I can get it in the computer tomorrow so I can be rid of this pile of papers and know it is in a safe place before we move.

Had some excitement this afternoon when my son casually walked in and said, "By the way mom...the hay is on fire." What?! No sense of emergency in him at all, but I sure ran out of the house and then came back in for my phone and to get Maegann so she could help. It took us a bit as we'd packed all our things and luckily found an old house we could hook up and then Maegann sprayed it out. It was close to getting the chicken coop and was spreading too close to the entire hay stack! We then found a rake and shovel in the chicken brooder house that our horse renters use and got it cleaned up. The sad thing was realizing how little recognition Isaac has regarding safety. This is a characteristic of many autistic people, but to see it in something as serious as this definitely makes me as a parent very concerned. I was thankful he actually came in and said something instead of just watching it burn. That can happen easily...the fascination. And wouldn't that have gone over well the evening before closing on the house to report that the out buildings had burned down.... emoticon

Tim got all the lumber cut down for the shelving that we'll put up in the new garage. Will make it go up so much quicker! Project #2 is repainting the family room as the entire thing including the ceiling is dark chocolate brown. I want to do all but one wall in the lighter tan that's in the rest of the house and brighten that room up.

Enjoyed bible study tonight and we finished our book on becoming women of grace. Have next week off and then we'll start something new.

Tomorrow... the loan closing, co-op work, BL Emerald weigh-in and whatever else comes our way due to the house stuff.

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BLESSED2BEME 4/17/2014 4:08PM

    You never do have a boring life do you? Fire and snakes are my two worst fears. Not sure I would have handled that as well as you did!

Praying everything comes together today and tomorrow for the closing and move.

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/17/2014 1:06PM

    Wow, glad that the fire did get caught in time. Have a great Thursday!

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LADYDARYA 4/17/2014 11:59AM

    That fire could have been scary! I know that when I ran a group home and we would practice fire drills I had two young men who had autism and they totally thought it was a game each time so we had to modify how we evacuated with them.

We used to own an old farm house in the country that had been in our family for generations and we got a call one night that the whole area was on fire - I can't remember how many people it took but we got it stopped literally a foot away from the left side of the house....

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SUNSHINE99999 4/17/2014 12:04AM

  Amen! Blessings to you. emoticon

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NELLIEC 4/16/2014 11:45PM

    In the pictures you had of the new house, I was thinking that room looked very dark, so it is a good idea to lighten it up. It may even make it seem more spacious.

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Tuesday, 4/15/14

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Began the day at the Nutritionist and then stopped by the vet's office to get the licenses for both dogs that we will need now that we will be living within city limits. I could tell when I walked in the door that getting school work out of the kiddos was going to be painful so decided we would go to the hardware/lumber store and get the items Tim needs to make shelving from for the new garage. He wants to get the plywood stripped here as there is more room and then it will be much quicker to get the shelving in place. This is a definite priority so we can get things out of storage.

After lunch I boxed up the linen closet and some blankets from the kids' closets. Feels more like we're moving if I can see some filled boxes here and there. LOL

Now I'm doing some Sparking before taking a nap. Going to need one prior to the evening. We have our walk-through at the new place at 6 and I have a co-op board meeting at 7 that will last for at least two hours as it is our big one to plan the schedule for next year's class offerings. Always fun though!

Kids are not getting along today and that is getting really old. Need to get moved and settled so some of these emotions can start calming down.

We did get our time set for signing papers Thursday morning, but haven't seen the email from the title company that says, "I have the documentation from the lender." We will go sign on the new house in the morning and should easily have access there by Thursday evening. I've got things scheduled for Friday over there so hopefully it all works as planned!

Today I am thinking of many memories in this house, but also of things I won't miss at the same time. So here we go.... from this.... this.

Will be a huge change, but we are all very ready.

Tomorrow.... sign paperwork, do some schoolwork and have a restful afternoon. Bible study in the evening.

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BLUEROSE73 4/16/2014 9:23AM

    Looks like a wonderful new home. Can't wait to hear you are all settled in and loving it.

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DIANNEMT 4/15/2014 9:21PM

    Good luck with everything! It seems like just yesterday you had people coming in to tell you what you needed to do to sell.

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/15/2014 9:12PM

    You will be so ready to relax once everything is signed, moved and settled. Good luck with everything this week!

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POETICJUSTUS 4/15/2014 5:36PM

    Praise God from whom all Blessings flow! Looks like you've been Blessed. Now Breathe! emoticon

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Monday, 4/14/14

Monday, April 14, 2014

Co-op was busy with so many questions regarding all the end of year stuff happening and then we had 4 families visiting to check us out so questions from them as well. One more week to go and our final Presentation Night on the 25th. Our 3rd year down!

Brought home two boys today from co-op and that was a lot of fun for them and Maegann. Thankfully Isaac enjoys these two boys as well so a fun several hours of laughter. Tim and I laugh that Maegann is already bringing the boys home....

Good news on the house business..... heard from our buyer tonight and his lending agency got things finished today and will be sending the documentation to the title company tomorrow! We will close on our new place Wednesday morning at 10 and on our current place Thursday morning. Whew! Such a relief having our piece finalized as it was the first domino in place for several families plans and financing. Will admit I am breathing a little easier tonight about all of this.

Tomorrow.... Nutritionist, stopping at the vet to pick up their licenses, school with the kids and laundry. In the evening.... our walk-thru at the new place at 6 followed by a co-op board meeting at 7.

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BLESSED2BEME 4/15/2014 4:46PM

    Woo Hoo!

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/15/2014 12:23PM

    Yay! Glad that it's all going smoothly!

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TINATC26 4/15/2014 11:45AM

    so glad it's happening the way it was planned! You live right, Janet! xo

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LADYDARYA 4/15/2014 9:14AM

    Glad that all got taken care of!

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DONNABRIGHT 4/15/2014 8:42AM

    Everything is working out wonderfully!

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DNRAE1 4/15/2014 1:07AM

    So glad everything is working out so well! Fingers crossed that it all finalizes perfectly for all of you!!!!!! WooHoo!

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NELLIEC 4/14/2014 11:39PM

    I'm glad to hear your good news!

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MCFITZ2 4/14/2014 11:28PM

    Best on the house closing (s). We have had 3 home financing "closings" In the last 4 years. So stressful waiting for everything to be approved and all the ducks to line up.
Wishing smooth sailing on them both. emoticon

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