Hi there! Long time, no blog. I just wanted to check in with a quick update. Our house closing went smoothly enough last Monday.
|Forest was all about closing since he got lots of snacks and free reign of the iPad. Jon also appreciated the snacks.|
Tuesday and Wednesday were full of appliance deliveries and cable set ups, etc. Wednesday afternoon our delivery truck showed up an unloaded all of our things, but weren’t able to unpack or put anything together until the following afternoon.
Jon had to be at the house super early each morning, so he took the car while Forest, Samson and me were stuck at the hotel.
|So bored in the hotel that he resorted to playing with his toothbrushes.|
Those were two very long days, but Thursday night was our first night in the new house. Unfortunately it coincided with a big allergy crisis for Forest who was up all night long with his asthma issues so it wasn’t as restful as we hoped! But a few doses of Claritin really zapped it so thank God for that!
Friday and Saturday we made a big push to shop for rugs, patio furniture and electronics, join a gym and do our huge ‘stock the fridge/pantry’ grocery run. God bless you, HEB. Saturday night was so nice because we actually were able to cook dinner and go for a walk to the park afterward. It was the first sense of normalcy we had experienced since the trucks showed up to gather our things in San Ramon.
On Sunday we visited a neighborhood church and then Jonathan’s parents arrived that afternoon to help out with Forest for a few days while Jon and I really tried to get our to-do list whittled down without many distractions. They stayed through Wednesday afternoon and were such a huge help.
Our cars were delivered on Monday which was also a huge help. Sharing 1 rental car was probably our biggest mistake during this move. We’ve done this so many times and yet we are still learning. The joke in the oilfield is ‘by the time you do it perfectly it’s time to retire.’ Jon started going into the office as of Monday and he’ll do that until his visa is approved and he goes on his first hitch to Angola. After that, he will be done with the office and the commute downtown.
After the big push this week, I feel like our house is basically set up. We are waiting on some deliveries of rugs and sunroom furniture, have a little painting to do, and need to set up Forest’s big boy room and play room, but the house is totally functional as is.
|Safety net for pool.|
I am so ready to get into a normal routine here. I signed for Mothers of The Woodlands and hopefully will be able to make it to some playdates soon and meet some friends for me and Forest. We joined the YMCA which is walking distance and has an aquatic park amongst the facilities so I’m sure we’ll be there pretty frequently this summer. Forest will start preschool in about 2 months so hopefully by then we will have had plenty of time to explore The Woodlands and figure out life here. I’ll get some nice pictures of the house up just as soon as we get our final deliveries and I get around to cleaning the house.