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Wednesday, 4/23/14

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The beginning of the day was heavenly. Had the most relaxing 90 minute massage and was feeling so happy afterwards. I stopped at Target to pick up a couple of containers I needed to get a couple things cleared off the kitchen counter and then headed home. That was my mistake. LOL I was not expecting my little guy to be so frustrating. He was choosing not to listen/focus at all. This does come harder for him with his autism, but today there was a lot of choice going on with it. It continued the entire day and sadly I was happy to see him go with Mr. T (from co-op) about 5 p.m. for the evening (Awanas) just for a break. Before lunch I had the kids (Maegann was able to help anyway) help straighten up the garage. Things were still just thrown everywhere from Saturday and it was overwhelming and I knew Tim needed to see there was room for a vehicle and/or working on his shelves again. Didn't take much time.

After lunch I took the kids with me on errands (bank, post office and storage shed) and then we were home about an hour before going back across town to drop Maegann off for bible study (it is 3 minutes from our old place). Once home had a few minutes to try and get Isaac ready to leave (lucky break that his ride was late). Thankful Tim could pick Maegann up on his way home from work so I could get supper put together (chili and cornbread).

After supper I headed to the grocery store as I needed to get items for a meal tomorrow for a co-op family. The mom had a miscarriage about a week ago but began having issues on Monday during lunch and ended up with a D&C so co-op is trying to get meals for them for about a week or so.

I also got the pre-move laundry caught up today (4 loads of towels & linens). Whew!

Tim's project tonight is trying to get air TV into the living room. We have tons of "dishes" on the roof, but we just want the handful that are free. This house is totally wired to the ex media room and not the living room. There was an antenna in the attic (rules say "no antennas on the roof) but it didn't broadcast anything. Going to buy a small one that you have inside the house instead and try that. Means we will be delayed on watching Survivor until tomorrow as we won't stay up late enough to see it online tonight.

Slept better last night as we finally found the controls for the electric blanket. Yep...we had gone from 80 on moving day back to 50 so it's been cool at night. Tim even worked on the heat for the house this morning as it was so chilly.

Tomorrow.... Our errands are to file the Homeowner's Exemption at the courthouse, stop by the appliance place where we bought the frig and see if they can adjust a drawer (keeps falling off and we don't see any way to change it) and go buy dog food. Isaac has group at 3:15 so I will drop supper items off for the family while he's there and then after group will drop him off for his physical therapy with Kenzie. Maybe I can find time to get the rest of these address changes done.

I am pretty much at a standstill on organizing until Tim can help me move furniture around in the ex-media room that currently looks like a messy storage room.

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LADYDARYA 4/24/2014 7:05AM

    That is a busy day. I can so relate to you and your son's issues - I had a group home for 8 men and 3 of them had autism and 2 of them were still in their teens so they had all the hormones going and autism and there were some days I just wanted to hit my head against the car door and call it a no school day... sigh.

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DOROTHYBERO 4/24/2014 6:15AM


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    Whew! It makes me tired just reading this. It sounds like you are accomplishing a lot in a short time. Way to go. So comforting to know we can go to our Lord for anything.

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CASTIRONLADY 4/23/2014 11:25PM

    You have accomplished so much in such a short time. It will all come together and then you'll have to find some more projects. It is never ending. God bless.

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Tuesday, 4/22/14

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Another full day here! It was very rainy which was helpful as most things being done were inside. Started at the Nutritionist and my levels were great once again. Came home and picked up the kids to take Maegann for her annual check at the pediatrician. Long wait for him, but he apologized. Afterwards we stopped for lunch and then went by the library. Came back home and picked up cleaning supplies and headed to the old house to finish the cleaning. Also disassembled the aquarium and listed it on Craigslist to sell. If nothing tomorrow will have to do something with the goldfish. I then got busy on going through the bill basket and getting receipts caught up in the computer now that it is up and running. I also got most of the address changes made which is a relief. I did get my planned project finished tonight as well...put the cleaning supplies away. I did 3 loads of laundry throughout the day and have many more tomorrow. Piles everywhere right now of linens and towels.

Tomorrow... massage at 9 a.m. (early, but so worth it), a trip to file the Homeowner's Exemption paper and then nothing until taking Maegann to her bible study at 3:45. I hope to get some things organized in this messy, messy family room to make room for some things that need to come from storage soon.

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/23/2014 1:44PM

    Hope you enjoy that massage!

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BLESSED2BEME 4/23/2014 1:22PM

    Your rain is headed our way today. We need it though.

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JSPIN74 4/23/2014 9:38AM

    Lots to do....enjoy the well deserved massage! emoticon

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DOROTHYBERO 4/23/2014 8:25AM

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LADYDARYA 4/23/2014 6:17AM

    You are so organized! Enjoy the massage.

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NELLIEC 4/22/2014 11:59PM

    It sounds like you are getting lots of things done, but also have lots yet to do!

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CASTIRONLADY 4/22/2014 11:25PM

    Enjoy your massage. You deserve the best.

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Monday, 4/21/14

Monday, April 21, 2014

Finished our final day at homeschool co-op for the school year and it was a great one. Ended with a fun party planned by some of the teens and parents they had recruited. A good time. We have our final Presentation Night on Friday and then I need to get things together for the registration event in June.

After co-op Maegann and I headed over to the old house to clean and Isaac went home with a family from co-op. Will need to go back tomorrow as we didn't get the basement and garage finished up. After supper I got some co-op work done and then caught up on Spark.

Tonight I'm hoping we can watch Amazing Race online and tomorrow we'll do the same with Dancing. Will be nice to get our recorder hooked up again, but Tim has to go under the house to see how things are wired.

Tomorrow... Nutritionist appointment, Maegann to the pediatrician for her annual check and then will finish the house cleaning in the afternoon.

Nice surprise... A reminder call that I have a 90 min. massage on Wednesday morning. I was obviously thinking wisely when I made that appointment a month ago!

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/22/2014 1:28PM

    Oh, you so deserve that massage! Enjoy!

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BLESSED2BEME 4/22/2014 12:52PM

    That massage is going to be so wonderful after all the work you have done with the move. Good for you!

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FIT4MEIN2013 4/22/2014 11:57AM

    What a great feeling. Enjoy that massage!

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DOROTHYBERO 4/22/2014 9:41AM


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LADYDARYA 4/22/2014 7:07AM

    That is an awesome surprise!!!

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LINTPICKER 4/22/2014 4:36AM

    Yay!! what a wonderful surprise and perfectly timed!! enjoy!

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NELLIEC 4/22/2014 12:41AM

    I'm pretty sure that massage will be wonderful for you! emoticon

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Sunday, 4/20/14

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Those are words I'm holding onto as God has definitely changed our lives quickly with this house stuff. Come away wondering what His plans for us are with all of this.

Yesterday was super busy as expected. Got a load over in the morning and had time to load up again before people began arriving around 1:30 for the big moving party. Here is most of the group that helped.

There were at least half a dozen more people by the time we got finished. Thankful many were willing and able to help with a second load as it did take two trips with all the big stuff. It's now packed into the bonus room and garage. We finally got to supper about 6:30 (Applebees) and then went to the house to grab things we'd left in the bathroom drawers and garage and also to get the dogs and hamster. Finally had the kids down by 10 p.m.

Were able to find clothes to wear to church this morning and had a good Easter worship. Afterwards we went by Lowe's to get some things we needed (curtain rods for one) and then to lunch at McD's. Was hard finding fast food open today!

Then we went to the house to get the BBQ and I wanted to vacuum as I needed the vacuum over here too as the stairs were a mess after yesterday. The place sure did look empty. Sort of sad.

Once back at the new place Tim got busy studying for class tomorrow while I worked on the kitchen. Was helpful when I remembered we had a microwave cart that Tim had built in the mid 80s that we'd been using for the printer and office storage at the other place. That made it possible to get everything put away easily with room to spare! I then got clothes put away in the closet and after supper got the bathroom stuff stored. Took some creative planning for that. Storage is definitely at a minimum here. Tim did take some breaks and got the living room put together and the TV and Wii working. Can't tape anything yet as the wiring for that is in the bonus room and not the main living room. Odd.

Tomorrow... last day of co-op classes for this school year! Yippee! Will have presentation night on Friday. After co-op we're heading to the "old" house to do the last of the cleaning (dusting shelves and cleaning bathrooms and floors). Tim has a couple things to do throughout the week too, but we're about done over there. Must get busy on those address changes!

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BLESSED2BEME 4/21/2014 6:37PM

    Once again your organization and hard work just amaze me! Hope the kids settle into the new place very well for you.

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SUNNY2010 4/21/2014 11:38AM

    Janet, congratulations on completing the move! It's great that you have so many people willing to help.
Best to you settling in your new place! emoticon

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MUSICMOMOF2 4/21/2014 9:06AM

    Wow, I still think it is amazing how quickly things have moved for you. Hope that you are finally able to get settled and relax a bit. At least co-op will be done this week! Have a great week!

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LINTPICKER 4/21/2014 7:13AM

    great feeling, getting things done! but it is a little sad to leave a home, it has so many memories. You deserve a break!

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DOROTHYBERO 4/21/2014 6:00AM


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    Oh my, you did have a busy day! That must have used up quite a few calories. Great you had so many good helpers. Congrats on your new home.

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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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BLESSED2BEME 4/21/2014 6:35PM

    I was about to ask if the kids had to change schools. emoticon Then I remembered they are home schooled. emoticon

Glad Friday went well.

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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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