Well, we made it alive and well to Michigan! It was a (thankfully) uneventful flight, the first for both of the boys. I was really worried that they'd freak out about the loud engine noises, but they were totally fine. The waiting in lines to actually get onto the plane was what they hated. I blame TSA, who insisted on running all my bags through 3 times. Seriously? Was that REALLY necessary? Anyway, I didn't know until we were on the plane that I had inadvertently booked us first class tickets. The boys were mostly excited to be on a real airplane. I thought the first class seats were awesome! Totally something I could get used to, if for no other reason than they brought me cantaloupe and I ADORE cantaloupe. The hot towels I could do without. What am I supposed to do with that? Thanks, I'll wipe my hands off with this and hand it right back. Weird. Brett enjoyed the leg room, meaning that he actually HAD leg room. The poor man usually has to fly sitting with his knees up to his chin. It takes quite a bit of skill, really. The boys were really good on the plane, (probably because of the ample leg room!) and Jason was happy to tell everyone when we landed that he had a giant booger in his nose. :)
Once we got here, our rental house wasn't ready so we had to spend a couple days in a hotel (which, according to my eldest is pronounced "ho-TAil," and it must be said with a Southern accent). Let me tell you, spending several days cramped in a room with two energetic toddlers is...rough, to say the least. We spent a lot of time in the hotel pool and watching TV, since we were waiting for our cars that were shipped out to arrive here and Brett was taking our rental car to work. We actually got our cars here a few days earlier than expected, which was GREAT news! It was also the only great piece of news I would have for awhile, so I probably should have enjoyed it more. Our movers called and said they would be at our rental house at 8 A.M. So we rushed in the morning to get the kids breakfast, get packed up and checked out so we could make it over to meet the movers. We waited around until about 8:30, eventually called the movers who said they weren't actually coming until the next day. We were
The day we moved in was tricky, the boys were excited to see some of their toys again, but it was tricky trying to keep them from being run over by the movers. I was a little concerned that the water was cold, but our landlord said the water heater worked really well, so we should run the dishwasher to get it going. Did that, ate lunch, came back, still no hot water, but I was preoccupied trying to tell the movers where to put everything, who were so nice to point out numerous times that this house is much smaller than our last one, which, according to them, was filled with spiders.
|Happily re-united with their toys|
Wow, that was a lot of complaining. Thanks for hanging in there. We now have hot water, which I ADORE, oh my heavens it's so FREAKING AWESOME to not heat water on the stove in order to bathe! We've got most everything unpacked, although I still don't know where a lot of our stuff actually is, it's nice to not have 8 gazillion boxes all over.
Still, there are a few perks to living here. Like this: