Monday, April 13, 2009

More moving thoughts

I’m sick. Sore throat and coughing. All that junk. Hoping I’ll get over it quick and get ready for the move.

Things are stressful on that end as moving always tends to be but they are coming together nicely.

We have a lot of generous people coming to help us move. We also have some great friends who are giving a lot of things that we need for the new place. We are being loaned a push mower. We are possibly getting a freezer (for all that frozen jam and veggies I hope to produce this summer). Shawn’s dad is giving us several garage shelving units so I can store lots in the garage and hopefully keep our new place clutter free. We have received a few generous offers of paint so we can paint the bathrooms (which need it badly!) and maybe add color a few other places. Shawn’s dad gave him a few tools to borrow too so we can get some of these projects done too.

There are a few other things we still need though. We need paint brushes and supplies for painting like tape and tarp and anything else one uses for painting. A really large rug to go under the dining room table (why, for the love of all that is holy do people put carpet in dining rooms?!). Rakes and shovels are also on the list of needs but can wait a bit.

And there are some things I want as well like gardening tools and a can/device for composting. Outdoor play things for the kids like a slide or swings and definitely a kiddy pool. A hammock would be lovely as I’ve got some really nice childhood memories of whiling away my summers on a hammock under a shady tree. I’d also like a work bench for Shawn to use in the garage. He’d be a wood worker if he could, I think. A sweet friend gave me a flower last week for our new home. She says that she also has tomato starts to share. Other friends have offered seeds and starts for flowers and herbs as well.

I’m eager to put it all together and get going on this new adventure. I know our kids will be happier people if they get to play outside. I know Shawn and I will be happier people if our kids get to burn their energy off outside. This is a stressful thing but a good thing.


Blogger B Kinch said...

I'm so sorry you're under the (rainy) weather :( But, I am SO excited about your new place! I have a big rug but it's been in the garage for a long time so I doubt it will work (smoky).

Can't wait to get a move on with you!

6:39 PM  
Blogger Hennifer said...

May 2nd I believe is when the county has their sale on composters.

I hope you feel better soon. I don't think I have any of the things you need, sorry.

9:55 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

thanks Jen! I didn't know that.

11:47 AM  
Blogger Cheyenne said...

There aren't many things more difficult than moving with a baby while sick, but it sounds like things are coming together, and we're all here to help. Love you.

8:59 AM  

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