So greetings from the land of bubble wrap and boxes. That's right. We finally bought a new house. It only took 6+ years of looking. Apparently, all I had to do was tell my husband I no longer wanted to buy a house because of the economic downturn. Never underestimate the power of reverse psychology even if it is unintentional. It was quite a process, & I hope to fill you all in with future postings.
The short story is that we are still in the same town; kids still in the same school. We moved about a week and a half ago. All the essentials are in place: washer & dryer, kids rooms mostly unpacked, and most important, TV/phone/cable/internet. Oh, and DH has has the TV of his dreams, ie, HUGE! I figure it will start to feel like home in a year or so.
We have one small issue to resolve (stay tuned for more details) and then we can bring in the painters. After that, I can unpack and organize in earnest. And God willing, I will never have to move again.
Signing off while be serenaded by cicadas!