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transforming chaos into order

April 20th, 2011 at 03:01 am

Mom came up to help me two days in a row. We're finally starting to make a dent in the moving boxes, finally started to put some furniture where it goes, and finally got all the clothes, shoes, and coats, food, and bathroom supplies where they need to be. I am happy to say I'm surprised by the amount of storage in this house- at least upstairs, it's been great.

I admit I did "enhance" this a little bit via two shelves, a drawer, and two pull-out trash/recycling bins in the pantry and four shelves in DS2's playroom closet.Side note: shelving and organization supplies are soooo overprices and expensive. It's a racket. really. It's motivation enough to stay organized just to remember how much all those shelves and drawers cost you!

And, while unpacking all of those boxes, we've been sorting, tossing, donating, and recycling. We have at least five very large boxes for the Goodwill. it feels good to let go of things. I've donated things I never would have even considered giving away before. Maybe something about the new scenery is inspiring me. Or, just making me realize I am in a new phase of my life and I can't hold onto the old life and all the stuff that came with it.

This is the first night, too , that little man stayed in bed after bed time. The last few nights, he's been up saying "this isn't his room" and wanting us to stay in there with him until he fell asleep. Poor little guy. Moving is hard on us, but it must be even harder when you are 3.

On a side note, we have giant backyard. My plan is to plant substantial veggie and fruit gardens. I heard the record scratch noise on Saturday. Three deer apparently live in my backyard, and stomped around all day like they owned the place. Deer, given I live way inside the city limits and next to no actual nature, did not figure into my plan. A complication. What to do?

I'm also still waiting for the dust to settle on our finances. It's hard to say what we will be able to save, spend, do etc. until we get used to having a mortgage payment.

We're okay right now, so these next couple of weeks I'm just going to concentrate on unpacking, then on getting our paid for house painted, scrubbed and ready to sell.

3 Responses to “transforming chaos into order”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    It's nice to see some progress, I bet.
    Good luck with the deer. They do munch everything!

  2. baselle Says:


  3. creditcardfree Says:

    I say to keep the deer out of your garden, you are going to need to put a tall fence (the wire type)around the entire garden. I've seen it done, and it works!

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