Saturday, May 30, 2015
Long story short (b/c Kev is itching to get back to the new place where I do not have internet access for a week...)....but our moving day did not go as planned...
1. We notice last night that our a/c was most likely not working. We tossed it up to people being in and out of our home the last few days painting and fixing things. Umm, that was not why it was so hot. We tried to get the emergency AC guy to come out but bc it was not above 90 in our house it was not an emergency. Ugh. I guess 87 is liveable when you are moving into a home? This led to our next problem...
2. We opened the windows. Not bad at all with the nice breeze. The weather looked good...well that did not last. About 5 mins before we reached the house with the movers and our van full of stuff...it poured. I mean torrential downpour where you get flash floods. And...the windows were all wide open since Hays and I had been there earlier to clean the fridge out. Bc of the wind...our hardwood floors were swimming in water...along with our carpet. It was bad...bad...bad. And we had few towels to dry it. Off to a great start and this was all before noon.
3. We had a moving crew show up at 830am. We knew right away they were not the same crew we had had last time. They were slow-moving and even though there were more of them than last time, they got less done and had to take a smoke break about an hour into the job. They proceeded with this turtle slowness...and took a nice long lunch right be the rain hit...and they busted up some walls in our condo...as well as some of our new house...and our furniture. Not pleased with this crew at all.
4. We only have 3/4 of our condo packed up. Lots to do and only 24 hours to do it and get it cleaned. We haven't even thought about unpacking at the new place. I almost cringe looking around it. I hate that we cluttered it up today with stuff. And moving this way just totally goes against every grain of my perfectionism. I normally would have the new house spic and span before we moved in, but we had drywall dust everywhere and everything is dirty. But I think that is God just trying to teach me to be ok with things the way they are. I know they could have been worse today and I am just trying to stay positive that we will be able to finish this job tomorrow...and say adios to the condo and settle into our new home.
Nina and Poppy Stegs have been wonderful today...shopping for us, cleaning for us, watching the kids, helping set up furniture, getting us food and being a support when we were feeling frustrated. And Sue Sue stopped by and gave us the awesome Roxy Roomba! I love her (she's a vacuum by the way!) :) As frustrating as things were today, we did ok...and we will make it through this. And I have to say we do LOVE our house! It is perfect for us. It's not the biggest and best, but I love how much more open it is, but it's still cozy. If it weren't almost 90 degrees, I'd love it more.
Off to sleep in our sauna :) Fun times at the new Steg house! :)
Now off to get all our stuff into this place! Hopefully in the next 18 hours we will be laying our heads down to rest here! :)
Friday, May 29, 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Well, it's official...we are still house-less. No closing today. We decided about 45 minutes before our closing this morning that it should not happen today (which was good bc the closing office is an hour away and we would have been late anyway)...but long story short....we just had too many major issues not fixed on the house (the kitchen island, wood floor in dining room bay window area, outside paint and lots of minor things too)....The jest of it all is that later in the afternoon the big boss from Indy drove to our neighborhood from 2 hours away apologize to us and make things right. We did not expect this. Our builder who just had surgery also talked to us on the phone from home. We had all the heads of the dept in our house at 1:30. We signed more papers (to fix the kitchen island) and to inspect things again. They made lots of apologies. But, honestly, it was all a good choice...we did not need to hurry into this and thankfully we had a day of wiggle room to push things back. We want things to be as perfect as possible to move in. Add onto this that it was our last day of school...ugh, crazy. But we made it all work. No closing freed me up to see the kids at field day at school and to do some end-of-school things to make the day special. I have more pics to show, but really need to get to bed. Tomorrow this time we will own a home again....yay for that! This mama needs more than 2 hours of sleep though...so off I go...
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Two more days and I can cook in this kitchen! yay!