Slowly getting settled

Moving day 1 of  3.

The last two weeks have been a mess. Packing, unpacking, looking for my jacket, finding things I forgot I had.
The actual move itself wasn’t nearly as bad as I expected. They got all of our stuff packed, and delivered safely. Since it was just an overnight pack (they packed one day loaded the truck the next and delivered the third) they moved our pantry contents and all of our alcohol. Which included my large hoard of wine that I collected while pregnant.


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They successfully took apart and reassembled the huge entertainment center that we own. We love it but damn, what was I thinking, it’s enormous, and weighs a ton.

That's it, we'll see our stuff, at the new house in the morning ☀

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We got the house emptied had some guys come and clean, spend one last night on the floor, the same floor that we spend our first night on only 2 years and 2 months prior.

The next morning we got up early and packed out. We loaded our cars way beyond comfortable capacity with the things we knew we would need right away and the few things the movers wouldn’t move (dog kennel, cat litter box, pack and play, vacuum, plants, and cleaning supplies, live animals.)

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and we said good bye to the first house Evelyn lived in.

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And the view we have grown to love. 

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The drive down to Butte actually really sucked. The roads were much nastier than usual. But we arrived in one piece and met the movers and got all of our billions of boxes of stuff.

We have moved from a 3br 2ba with a living room, den and a 2 car garage on about 2/3 acre to a 2br 2ba with parking in the front yard on about 1/8 acre. So we do have a little more than we have room for, but we’re working through that. The back yard is only about twice as big as the deck in the old house. But that’s not really a bad thing. I have less of a yard to chase my dogs through when they won’t come inside.

We worked very hard for a whole week unpacking and making huge strides in getting rid of stuff we never use, don’t need, have enough of.

Helping unpack at the new house

And one became two

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Everyone has been pooped out. We have all been sleeping pretty good. I don’t know if it’s because the stress of moving has passed. Or if it’s because the neighbor dogs aren’t barking all night.
Then Wednesday afternoon we finally got internet, And productivity came to a screeching halt. I have not touched a single box since Wednesday. Yesterday I didn’t do anything, except tend to Evelyn and take the dogs out and shower. Today I at least left the house though, we went to get lunch and then came home to internet some more. 
We got netflix again, That’s been the real time killer. I have watched the entire first season of Workaholics and the first season of Parenthood. 
The whole internet thing has been super-d-dooper because we have had satellite for 2 years, at a breakneck speed of 1.5 megabytes or something. Which is fast enough do download an entire album from iTunes in about… 3 hours. I could drive to target buy the CD and drive home in less time. Now we are about 10-15 times faster than that. 
But this weekend Paul will be home and we will do more unpacking/purging. I hope to get the nursery/guest room at least partly set up by next week, then we can fill it with boxes again and finish the living/dining room.

And that is all. I am working on some much overdue Evey picture posts. And brainstorming some exploring Butte posts in the next few weeks, Because you all want to come and visit Butte, Mt.  
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About alanamarie26

Marine Wife, Mom, Student. Trying to keep a household running while going to school full time.
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