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Crazy Days

Here has been the last few days: eleven hour continuous flight, missed connecting flight, extra airport hotel, extra charges, our new place not ready for moving in when we arrive, moved into vacation rental, spilled tomato sauce all over rug in vacation rental, trips to Costco for cleaning supplies & items to outfit new place and trips to storage unit where our measly belongings are in limbo, and day to day alterations.  This is not exactly the inspired stuff of blogs, so I am sorry for the lack of production.  

We are again dealing with the reality that we have successfully avoided for seven months:  life in a settled spot...moving into a new home. Buying supplies like light bulbs and paper towels, turning on electricity and getting new driver's licenses.  Figuring out where to go and how to create a new life in a place sounds a lot moe glamourous than it is, and I admit, I was completely enamored into it.  "We can decorate our new place from scratch! have a tropical theme...buy some toys, start to nest and be surrounded by items that we like and are comfortable." This was my logic, or rather, my fantasy.  My husband was the level-headed one. "You are forgetting about all of the work, and all of the extra costs to move into a new place", he would say. "Maybe we continue to rent turnkey furnished places so we don't need to get anything."  "No", I said, "it will be so much FUN to buy new things, and have our own stuff..."  Well, you get where I am going with this.  I am reasonably sure I will be pleased in the end; but in the middle of it all, it hardly seems worth the effort of scouring consignment shops, Costco, Target, and this weekend renting a truck to go around to yard sales... all to furnish a short-term rental.  Wish me luck, and good hunting.

Posted by globalmomma 13:35

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Okay - good luck!! I hope you don't get too settled in Hawaii! As you said in your previous blog, it's a long way from the East Coast and I don't think you'll be making the trip back here too often!!

by Louise

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