We were SO lucky that we found a moving company that was able to schedule time the very next day to bring our stuff from our storage unit in to our new home! SO lucky!! That meant we got to sleep in our new house that night! I was so so so excited I probably wouldn’t have cared WHAT house we picked by that point as long as it meant it was MY OWN and I had space and different room for my children!
We hired movers to unload our stuff and what a relief that was!! Partly because after not sleeping for a week (thank you Ember and Everett!!) I was so tired I could barely stand and partly because Everett cried almost the entire time the moving guys were there so I held him constantly while a bunch of guys moved my stuff in. It was blissful. Oh my gosh can I just have movers every single time I move PLEEEEEEEEASE?!
My poor kids were so over all of this madness by this point. Moving twice in two weeks… spending hours and hours and days worth of house hunting… being carted around from one place to another… it was such a mess. They were so cranky in Home Depot. I had to use all my tricks to keep them from screaming the whole time we were there. Add to that the stress of trying to pick out the cheapest option and finding out that the cheapest option didn’t even sound cheap at all! It wasn’t the funnest time but I reminded myself that GEEZ I was buying a freaking washer and dryer… I had better be nothing but excited and grateful!
The biggest part of the problem was that Everett was embarrassing us. His screams were not welcome by the other people in the store. He would mellow out a little bit when I picked him up but my back was killing me from holding him so much the past… forever… and then not sleeping so I was physically falling apart. I did hold him most of the time we were in there and Allan held him another little bit of the time… the other five minutes though… I just had to sit him in the cart. I felt like crying my back was hurting so much.