Sunday, December 19, 2010

We're all settled in!

Currently I am sitting by the fire, next to the Christmas tree all lit up, smells of Christmas cookie-baking filling the house, and feeling extraordinarily happy & content in our new house!

I am going to be honest and say the past 2 weeks have WIPED ME OUT. Thursday night I slept-walked. Ryan found me rummaging around in our closet at 1:00 am talking to myself.

Starting new job at hospital + plus moving + dealing with a whole giant array of things + Christmas season = CRAZY!!! But good crazy, fun crazy, exciting!!

We moved Saturday last weekend (Saturday). Our truck was to be ready by 8 am. We arrived at 7:45 (being the overly-punctual couple we are...) one there.

So we waited...and waited.

And we called.

...I could hear the phone ringing inside of the building. 8:15, we realized that maybe the people running this trucking company weren't going to show up to work that day. So we called corporate. They informed us "Well, we're sorry, but there is nothing we can do at this time. You'll just have to be patient."


May I also add, the "pick-up location' was in the most ghetto-y of ghetto HOODS of our city EVER. Our truck had graffiti on it. Cute.

Needless to say....we changed companies VERY FAST, and found the perfect U-haul. All worked out. By Saturday night, we had everything in the house and the kitchen totally put together.

And...let's just say I called the Budget trucking place until the lady finally showed up for work. And I made her cry. I was pissed off. I feel no remorse.

I had to work Sunday. I took part in my first Code Blue. During the 1st 10 minutes of my shift. Talk about adrenaline. 

By Monday evening, we were totally unpacked. I worked Tuesday. (I love this 3 13 hour day schedule. And...I love my job! I know I've made the right decision now)

By Wednesday evening, our house was decorated, Christmas decorations up, Christmas baking done.

Now that we are all settled in and the house is coming together just right -- I know that when we WERE building a house...that was NOT meant to be. Because this house is just right for us!

 I love our quiet little neighborhood, the hilly running trails around us, the mountain views in our backyard, our gas fireplace, the 3 organic grocery stores/farmers markets in my neighborhood, and the character of this home.

Pictures to come soon!


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I am glad you are settling in! Hopefully life will slow down now for you guys - you have sure had quite the roller coaster.

And it's wonderful that you feel a sense of peace about not building!! You are clearly in the right place now! Can't wait to see it when i come next month!

I am so sick of winter here, I might just change my ticket to a one way. ;)

Jess said...

Congrats on being settled in! Sounds like getting there wasn't the easiest thing (I can't believe corporate's response was to just "be patient" - that's terrible customer service!) but it's all worked itself out now.

Everything does happen for a reason and you guy's choosing not to build was obviously because you're meant to be where you are now.

B and B said...

Whew! What a busy time for you! Glad you are settled and like your new place. Take some more pictures!!!! I would love to have the food coops/farmers markets nearby, too. Glad you are feeling good about your job, too!

Enjoy the weather! We are due for another snowstorm today. Ugh....