Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Progress Report

I am pleased to report that the unpacking is well underway. The movers were the BEST we have ever had. Unpacking is going so well because they were such great packers. The lamps are all in their own individual boxes! Unprecedented! Details like this are so nice and make the whole process much more bearable.

We are lucky to have "Bay's house" to camp out when we need to get away from the boxes. I swear the whole house has that "box smell." All you military folks will know this smell, I'll bet. Sometimes that smell is overwhelming, and when it is coupled with the inablilty to walk or find anything that you need, it is almost all you can take. So Bay's house is such a blessing! We hope May and Bay won't get tired of us, all of our stuff, and our dogs.

Everything made it in one piece, whew! There are a few small broken things, but so far nothing big. The yard tools were not wrapped with my flag, and the TVs are all present and accounted for, which are huge improvements from the last move, right?

The kids are being troopers, although they are also enjoying having another house with no boxes and 2 granparents a mile away.
"Daddy made it so we could watch TV - yay!!"
Our sweet Stewart is staying at the new house since our Max and Daddy's Abby both like to eat cats. He is sort of too big for his britches right now because I think Stewart may feel that we have gotten him his own house. He is the only one staying there full time. We come to visit, we give him food, water, attention, we clean out his litter box, and we leave. We have gotten him furniture and beds and boxes to play with. You can see why he may be confused about all of this and in for a rude awakening.
Stewart living it up in "his" new house.
Oh yeah, and the fish are at the new house with Stewart. Before the truck arrived with all of our stuff, Stewart was alone in the house with food, water, a litter box, and 2 small fish tanks. Oh what is a cat to do to entertain himself??

Picture it. David goes over to the house to check on Stewart and his fishy friends. He walks into the kitchen and sees a toppled over fish tank and Hannah Montana in the middle of the floor. He sprung into action. He touched her to see if she was still "with us" and she wiggled. He grabbed her and plopped her into Charlie's tank. He called me to get the water conditioner to fix her tank back. He got her all fixed up, and now we are monitoring her closely. Still not sure if she is going to make it. Stewart has been charged with attempted murder, although we have reserved the right to up the charges if Hannah Montana does not make it. He has plead Boredom and Loneliness, but we are not sure if that is a valid defense.
All of the other family members seem to be in good health. I will let you know if H.M. pulls through. . .


kate said...

LOVE it! I am very glad that you guys can get away from the boxes -- that must be awesome, especially with the little ones. Your write-up of the fish "incident" is very, very, very awesome! LOVE.

Mendy said...

I know exactly what the box smell is! I'm not a military wife, but I am an Army brat. I remember those days all too well!