Thursday, June 18, 2009

That took a little longer than planned for.

I'm not super-woman, not exactly, but I did have our move semi-well organized and thought I would in-fact be the woman who somehow had everything in its place, up and running, and ready to resume normal life within 1 day of move-in. I'm sure it shocks you that this is not the way things happened.

Not that it has been a total disaster, we actually have accomplished quite a bit over the last week. Our progress, however, has been stunted by the knowledge that today, one week and a day post move-in, would be the day that all the things that should have been done BEFORE we moved in, would finally be taken care of. The list includes: Pest Control, Carpet/Pad removal and re-installation, Toilet repair, and phone jack installation.

Why, you may ask, were these things not done prior to our moving in to this place? According to the property management company "Everybody's idea of clean is different." Hello frustration! I will give them this, I essentially made $100.00 cleaning my own bathrooms on move in day, and while they were pretty nasty, they weren't the worst I've ever seen. (Ever been on an RS cleaning detail?) I only had to clean up things like hairspray, make-up, and hair. No feces-so we were good to go to take the $100.00 credit and do the cleaning ourselves. The carpet (and the tac-strips, and probably the baseboards) however, in this "No-Pet" home were magically soaked in animal urine. We opted to let the management company take care of that problem.

Despite a few minor challenges, I couldn't be happier about this new place. It is a little bit nicer than the old house (definitely constructed better) the rent is a little bit less than the old house, and the best part is...JP can't hear us when he's asleep and we're down stairs!!!! I can even have the radio on, play games with the kids, cook, come in and out at the front door, etc. and he doesn't hear a thing. I've realized I've developed some poor housekeeping habits which arose from the need to be silent at the the old house, and I'm having to make myself relearn daily habits but its exciting to be able to be a home-maker again, and not a "silent-partner" (hehehe).

So wish us good luck in our new home, tell us your moving horror story, and consider yourself welcomed back!


Kristina P. said...

Good luck! It sounds promising.

Heatherlyn said...

It sounds like it will be a good situation for you!

Jillene said...

I hope that everything else is smooth sailing from here on out. I am glad that you found a place that seems like it will suit your needs really well!!

Jessie Geroux said...

Congrats guys and good luck! Jas cant wait to meet ya all at karate now...;-)

Chef Tess said...

We will miss your horribly...but are glad you have found a good situation. Welcome back to blog land.

SO said...

I'm glad that you are liking this new house. Even with the bumps in the road at first. Thankfully I don't have any moving horror stories.