Saturday, November 1, 2008

Finally, an Update

Hi. I'm alive. Isn't that great! Who knew that moving into a house would be so much work. It's different moving into a house instead of an apartment where all you do is move in and live. In a house you have to fix it up...or whatever; it's different. I have to sit on the floor to type this up so I'm just going to post some pictures and then get my poor tailbone on a couch for a little while.

Here are three of our new appliances. Man what a horrible picture! Sorry, I'll try to get a better one. I'm desperately trying to get the kitchen in order because I feel that once I can have order there, the chaos in the rest of the house won't bother me as much.
Here is what I dig about having a house. Look at them. Doesn't it look like they're having a lot of fun. Okay, maybe that looks boring but man you should hear them giggling and having a blast out in the sunshine. The "grass" is mostly weeds and there is one particular weed called a dollar weed that they really like making "salad" out of. They've been using an old, dead palm frond for an oar and sailing about to who knows where in that turtle sandbox. You know, the one that's been in storage for 4 years. I am just so grateful to have this back yard so the kids can play out there.

Here are three of the girls at the empty apartment. We took pictures of them in all the rooms and Ella almost cried because we lived here longer than any other place we've lived as a family. Del got sort of sentimental over it because the only place he ever lived longer was Boy's Hope and that was by less than one month. Not me. I said good riddance. LOL. We did pray over the apartment though and thanked God for providing that humble little home for us.

I've spent the better part of two days lining cabinets with that cool green contact paper. What a pain!!! I'm finally done with the kitchen. I might do the bathrooms next.

The good news is that my washer that has been in storage since...June of 2002 works. The bad news is that the dryer doesn't. So we have a clothes line in the kitchen. It's very funny. We just got finished putting it up before I posted this so the kids haven't seen in because they're in bed. I can't wait to see how they'll react to their clothes hanging up in the kitchen. It's going to be funny.
Anyway, we're having fun and surviving. I'll try to get better pictures.

8 comments:

Grandma said...

What a great post! It made me laugh and cry! It was so wonderful to see the girls playing outside and read of the dollar weed they like to make salad from. And gosh, I got a little teary-eyed myself at saying goodbye to the apt. But I laughed right out loud when I saw the laundry drying in the kitchen! The girls will love it! I'll bet you don't have any clothespins. I've got some of those, too - only like everything else we own, it's in the PODS....

Meagan said...

LOL.... Well, every day a little more progress is made...

Meagan said...

Oh and by the way, I can't say I cried over the apt.... but the laundry sure was a hoot!

Marie said...

Thanks for all the pictures! It's great to see how it looks now. The kitchen looks so different with appliances in it :) Why didn't you hang the clothes outside?

Johanna said...

I am so happy for you because I know just how ready you were to get out of that appartment. And I know that my boys practically live in the back yard, so I am very happy for your girls to have a safe place to run, play, and imagine!

The laundry in the kitchen will be one of those great memories of moving later on for you. There is always something important that goes awry like that.

Joanna said...

The girls thought the laundry in the kitchen was a blast. The are so funny. We didn't put the laundry outside because it's been raining. It rained most of the late afternoon and evening and all last night. Now the girls can dig in the mud. Del has staked out a plot for a garden and they can till the land for us. We make good use of the kids' energy!

Kainoa said...

The laundry is a hoot! What a memorable time for everyone. Now you will have so much more room and the girls will have many many memories in their new house!

Meagan said...

hey I did the same thing the other day.... I told the girls (some from the neighborhood too) to dig till their heart was content in the flowerbeds now that they are inbetween seasons cause it helped turn the ground.