Saturday, July 13, 2013

We moved!

I am so far behind again on my blog. The house sold in June, we took a horrible loss. We sold it for five thousand more than what we had paid, then we put twenty five thousand into the house with it was a disappointment to say the least!  But they are a  nice young couple and it means I no longer have to have any contact with N!! That is soooo nice.
Then it was a two week close, so I was super rushed to find a place for JJ and I to live, get all the utilities changed over and then, oh yeah..pack!! I literally got the only place left on the market that I could afford to buy.  It is older, but has been remodeled with gyprocked walls new flooring and windows, so I snapped it up.

So how do you pack up a 3 bdrm bungalow with a basement to fit into a 2 bdrm mobile home? You sell and give a lot of stuff away.. I am still trying to unpack even today, as I just don't have the same storage here as at the house. My bedroom is still filled with three large chest high boxes and about 10 tote bins, 5 of which are filled with photographs. Every pic I have taken or have been given are in those totes. I have come to the conclusion that I should scan them all and put them on  disc's.  Luckily I don't have a bed, because I have no idea where it would go at this

As soon as we moved in, I had to get my  nieces husband J to put together some cupboards and install a counter top so I could unpack the kitchen stuff.  What was here for a kitchen was a  joke. A tiny piece of counter top, sink, another piece of counter top, a spot for my stove and then and even smaller counter top. 6 top cupboards, 1 drawer and 5 lower cupboards and no place for my  now I have a workable U shaped kitchen and everything unpacked nicely.  My second investment was a second a/c unit. I forgot how hot mobile homes get in our humid summers.

My body didn't throw me too many curves, I knew that packing and added stress would make me sore, and it did, but on the up side, I also lost 15 pounds.  I'm hoping that the momentum continues because I really need to loose about 35 more pounds to be at a much lower healthier weight.  JJ handled the move like a trooper, although he really is a lazy kid and hated to help me move a  such a typical 11 yr old I guess, but when pushed he did help out, especially when I would suddenly burst into tears, just so overwhelmed with doing everything myself..

He has a friend from school who lives the next street over and I am going to go speak to his mother and see if she wants to car pool the kids to school.  He really wants to keep going to the same middle school, and we are out of district now for that school, but can get special permission to go there as long as he is driven. It seems a waste of gas, for both of us to be driving our kids in separate cars all year long. She has an Suv type vehicle and I am really hating winter driving more and more as I get older, so I'm hoping  she will agree to do Nov-Mar and I will do Sept+Oct and Apr-June..good deal for her since she has a baby and won't have to get him up and dressed and strapped into a car seat every day.  Its only for two school yrs, after that they can take the bus to the only high school for our area.

Moving schools is so hard on kids with Aspergers, unable to make friends easily it is so stressful for them and that is something I would like to avoid if possible. He has his 2-3 friends at this middle school already so it would be best to keep him there.

Well, I should get back to unpacking another box or two today, they sure aren't going to do it by themselves.. where are those little elves when you need them?  Bye for now

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