Cardboard Jungle

We’re surrounded by cardboard boxes and a wee bit of chaos.  We made the biggest part of our move over the weekend with most of our furniture on the moving truck, but we still have plenty of packing and moving left to do at the apartment.

We had a few minor stumbling moments, as is expected with any move.  James threw out his back last week and has been doing far more than he should be.  AT&T took 3 days to install and set up internet and cable, which meant that we spent valuable packing time last week here at the empty house playing and knitting (I’m not complaining.)  I had to call the plumber yesterday to come fix a leaky water connection to the washer.

Oh, but it’s all so worth it!  We’ve been living in the house for 3 days now and it’s all just so wonderful.  The kids are exhausted from playing so hard that they are ready for bed at least an hour earlier.  Jackson has been eating nonstop to fuel himself for all the running, climbing, and jumping he’s doing.  They’re covered in dirt, sweat, and laughter each day and I couldn’t be happier about it.

We have open windows with awesome fall breezes and squirrel chatter.  I have a clothes line, James has his hammock, Alex has the rocket tree, Jackson has a great place to dig and explore, and Izzy is happily running between all of us to share in our peace.  We have plenty of room to enjoy eating together as a family at the kitchen table.  And the places to play are abundant!

I’m hoping that we will get the rest of the kitchen stuff moved and organized in the next day or two as we’re getting quite a lot at our produce co-op this week with the start of full vegetable and fruit shares along with my bulk order of grains (including wheat berries that I can grind into flour myself for bread baking.)  I can’t wait to get fill the house with yummy smells from the kitchen!


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