Moving day is almost here. Well, I guess today actually marks the start of our big move! The packers are here, the house is covered in boxes, the boys are out of control and I'm exhausted ;D Yep, that sounds like a moving day to me!
I know my mom is dying to know what the heck we're going to be up to for the next few weeks, so this post will be just for her ;D
The plan is to have the moving company pack us for the next couple of days, and we hope to hit the road by early afternoon on Friday. We have the packers here this week, but we are going to leave our furniture, etc, in this house until the end of January when my husband will fly back to have everything loaded onto the truck. We close on our house in Kansas on the 31st of January, and we close on the house in Georgia on the 1st of February. We are being provided with temporary housing (aka a hotel) for up to 6 weeks, so we're in no hurry to have our items delivered on the other end. In fact, we are going to re-carpet the new house before we take delivery of our household goods, and then we were thinking it might be nice to have a few extra days in the hotel while we unpack some of our house....as opposed to living amongst boxes!
As I said before, we are leaving Kansas on Friday, and we plan to take 2 days to travel down to Georgia. We're going to take 3 of our 4 vehicles (one will be left here for my husband to drive back to GA at the end of the month), so we'll have quite the caravan of cars! And since the girls have never driven on such a long trip, we want to take it a little easier than we normally would! That means we'll stop about half way between here and Atlanta on Friday, finishing up our trip on Saturday....early enough to meet with a contractor at our new house to talk about finishing our new basement :D
Then, on Sunday, we have more meetings with contractors, pool companies and carpet guys! I think we have an inspection that day as well.....yeah, that sounds right! At this point, I've sort of lost track ;D My job is to keep the kids fed, clothed and alive while my husband is focusing on the "business" side of things. He just told me today that we really make a great team!
Monday will be the first day of work for Zack, and I think we're BOTH ready for him to go back! 3 months of no "normal" schedule is beginning to take a toll on all of us, and we're ready for some focus back in our lives. I plan to start the boys' homeschool program that day as well, although it is sure to be a challenge in a hotel environment. We are fortunate to have two 2-bedroom suites, each with it's own living area, and a total of 4 bathrooms. That should give us the space we need to spread out and "escape" if needed ;D
We are hoping to start Sophie in school on Wednesday. Monday is a holiday, and I have to take her to the health department on Tuesday before I can register her in public school. Georgia law requires a hearing and vision screening plus transfer of shot records before kids can even start the enrollment process. That will be fun :/
The hotel will be about 7 miles from our new house (which, incidentally, is right next to Sophie's new high school), so I will have to drive Sophie to school everyday until we move into the new house. That will be a good thing to get us up and on a schedule every morning, and once we close on the house, we can hang out there if we want while Sophie's at school!
So, that's the plan for now..... at least, that's all I can remember for now ;D
We have been blessed with incredibly warm weather the last few days (great for kids to play outside), but as I look out the window I can see a nasty storm blowing in. We are currently under a winter-weather advisory, and it looks as though we will get some snow tonight, which may make for a loooooooong day tomorrow! I see an indoor playplace in our future.......advil please!
I'll try to update my blog as I can! Once we leave Kansas, I know that things are going to get very, VERY busy, but I'll do my best :D
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