I just don't know if I'll ever finish unpacking us. My first plan was to only unpack the rooms that we would actually be using (remember the rental home is a third of the size) but unfortunately the movers don't always pack the rooms in the order you think they should be packed in. We had awesome movers and they worked their butts off to get us moved a day earlier than scheduled so I'm really not complaining. I had decluttered and squirrel away so much stuff that I really can't blame the movers for not packing it into the correct room boxes because for example family room decor was being stored in multiple chests and trunks in various rooms like guest bedrooms, basement, garage and sometimes in really strange places like hidden closets under the eaves. I know it's not a race to get it all finished but my attitude improves greatly when I'm settled in somewhere so I really would like to get 'er done. Clarice is having some anxiety since this move so we both need a peaceful, restful home to reassure us both. Mark left on Tuesday for meetings in Germany/Switzerland and he'll be home Sunday night so I'd like to be done with at least the first floor. I'm making good headway because I finally got the master bedroom/bath, living room and kitchen set up properly but I still need to finish the guestroom/bath and his office area. This is a split level home so we're living on the first floor and using the finished basement and over sized garage as storage space. We really wanted to store on site to avoid the chance of losing our stuff and also to avoid the huge expense of paying for monthly storage fees.
My sweet niece, Rachel graduated high school last weekend and I'm just so proud of her. She has matured into a beautiful, smart, funny young woman and I'm so grateful that our family was blessed with her. She's got a huge heart, musical laugh, quirky sense of humor, sweet soul and I can't wait to see what the future has in store for her.
Just look at that smile
Pretty little lady
Daddy's little girl
Rachel and her Bubba
Ok it's time to get my shoes on and continue getting this house in order. Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend!