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So, the move was chaotic. Big time. We have so much stuff. My family was a fantastic help. Unfortunately, we did have a few casualties. The serving bowl that matched my dinnerware broke during the journey and our most expensive sheets (that we were given as a wedding gift) were ripped. Also, our full couch (it's a sectional) doesn't fit into our new living room. A couple of things that were meant to go upstairs were unable to make it up the narrow, steep stairway. We had to cut our box spring in half to get it up the stairs and the dresser to our bed set is now in Andy's dad's basement (the top of the dresser with the mirror and shelves is in our basement). That big beast wasn't making it to the second floor at all. And there wasn't really a place for it up there besides. But most everything else has found a place and we managed to get most things we needed to up the stairs.

Saturday through Tuesday we spent completely exhausted and sore. Moving into the new house was challenging because we did not have nearly so much help unloading the truck as we did loading it. Thankfully bellasmommy stopped over to help and bring us sustenance on Saturday. Sunday we went back up to the Valley to collect a few more things and the dogs and cats. We brought them all down on Monday. They seem to be settling in well. The cats have settled in just fine and are doing dandy. Una is doing really well adjusting too. Gage is still a bit uncertain about everything but he'll get there.

My mom came down Monday through Tuesday to help us get things set up and she was a tremendous help. She and I get the kitchen cleaned and arranged. It's almost completely done. With her help we also got the living room and dining room mostly arranged. We did some cleaning in those rooms but there is a ton more to be done. The house is pretty filthy. I don't know whether it is because the people we bought it from didn't clean often or because they were smokers. Either way, there is a lot of grim.

Today is Andy's first full day back to work. He got up early this morning and left. I tried to sleep some after he left but couldn't really. Today I go in for training at AutoZone. I went to Ross yesterday and got some cheap black pants and shoes. The shoes have pink on them but I think they will be okay. I have an interview for a secretarial position in Mechanicsburg tomorrow. If they like me, I'll have to go in again next week.

There is so miuch to get done around the new house and so many things we need to get but we don't have the funds at all. The move really drained us financially.

Tomorrow is Andy's birthday.

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inkydinky_polly
Jul. 10th, 2008 12:28 pm (UTC)
Our stairway is narrow and it twists so when we got our new bedroom set we had gotten a beautiful and huge piece (TV went in there and tons of drawer space). The men that came to deliver couldn't get it up the stairs. I was crushed. We ended up picking a different piece, that thank god fit. And the box spring was a queen, wouldn't fit. Luckily the mattress place had a split in the truck. It sucked.

Take it one day at a time, that's all you can do.

Happy Birthday to Andy today :)
_holly
Jul. 10th, 2008 06:48 pm (UTC)
The turn on the bottom of ours (and the railing) are the hard things to get around with ours.
bellasmommy
Jul. 10th, 2008 01:42 pm (UTC)
<3

The couch doesn't fit? That is such a bummer. :( What are you going to do? Just kind of shove it around to make it fit?

ilu bb
_holly
Jul. 10th, 2008 06:47 pm (UTC)
There was no way to make it fit reasonably. We took the middle section up to Andy's man room and the other two pieces are in the living room how we want them.
effy
Jul. 10th, 2008 01:58 pm (UTC)
Good luck with your interview...
_holly
Jul. 10th, 2008 06:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
mirroreyes
Jul. 10th, 2008 03:55 pm (UTC)
oh honey... i wish i could have been up there to help. :(

I'm glad you are all in and moved... but ugh on the dirty house.

I know how to clean... I have some free time next week as of right now...

want help? or would you rather come down here and have a stitch and bitch prior to pennsic to help calm some nerves?

HUGS...
_holly
Jul. 10th, 2008 06:46 pm (UTC)
If you want to come down for a stitch and bitch that would be great. I really need to get some stuff done for Pennsic but I have no idea when. I am supposed to be working at AutoZone Tuesday and Thursday next week. I may have an interview on one of the other days if everything goes well tomorrow.
noncalorsedumor
Jul. 10th, 2008 06:45 pm (UTC)
Ugh, I HATE it when old furniture doesn't fit in the new place. The same thing with the boxsprings happened when we helped my friend Elizabeth move--only we didn't think to cut it in half.

I hope things get easier from here on out. *hugs* I'm thinking of you, and I wish I could be there to help you get things sorted. (And to snuggle the dogs. I won't lie.)
_holly
Jul. 10th, 2008 06:48 pm (UTC)
You can come snuggle the dogs any time you like. We'll walk down to the farmer's market and go to the drive-in too.
noncalorsedumor
Jul. 10th, 2008 06:51 pm (UTC)
EEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

*ponders whether to drive or fly*
*drive, definitely*
_holly
Jul. 10th, 2008 06:56 pm (UTC)
Sweet. Maybe Liz will come visit too.
noncalorsedumor
Jul. 10th, 2008 06:59 pm (UTC)
PARTY IN THE KERRS AVE HOOD
darkeryet
Jul. 10th, 2008 08:45 pm (UTC)
The loving room? ;-)

What will you be doing at AutoZone?
_holly
Jul. 10th, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC)
Huh?

My title is parts sales manager. I have no idea what that means or what I am supposed to actually be taking care of. I do know that I am schedules as 'driver' next Tuesday and Thursday, which means I get to make deliveries, I think.
darkeryet
Jul. 10th, 2008 08:57 pm (UTC)
It's a typo you made in your post. A very cute one. Freudian, perhaps. ;-)

Doesn't sound bad.
_holly
Jul. 10th, 2008 08:59 pm (UTC)
Oh. I looked and didn't find it.

No bad, no. But I don't really know anything about cars.
darkeryet
Jul. 10th, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC)
I looked and didn't find it anymore either which is exciting because I copied & pasted it into my comment earlier. *twilight zone music*
_holly
Jul. 10th, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)
Found it!
darkeryet
Jul. 10th, 2008 09:06 pm (UTC)
Oh crap, so much for paranormal eljay then.
lita_bunny
Jul. 10th, 2008 11:56 pm (UTC)
Benj and I would of helped moving if we didn't have to work.

I miss you and andy mucho.

xoxo.

How does my room look?
_holly
Jul. 12th, 2008 06:33 pm (UTC)
Messy. :oP
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