Moving back in..
Posted March 30, 2016on:
Ok, I know what you’re thinking… I started up the blog again, promising consistent content, and then I take another few days off…
I have an excuse.
We’ve been in the process of moving back into our home. My laptop and my computer were still in boxes. The house was (and still) is just a mess, and I had no time or energy to write a blog.
It’s been quite an adventure, so far, this year.
El Nino was threatened to be the worst that we’d seen in awhile, and while that seemed to be an empty threat, our house did suffer some damage.
When the first rains came along in late January, we noticed some water damage on the ceiling. As the storm continued, it began to rain inside our home. Emergency roofers were called to patch up the roof and then the process of getting the roof and interior fixed began.
Because we rent, we didn’t have to personally deal with the insurance adjusters or contractors. We were just told when people were coming to check the house, when we had to leave, and when we had to come back.
It was a long process that found us out of our home for almost two months.
From the first of February until Good Friday in March, we were staying at Hubby’s parent’s house. We brought with us the bare necessities but as weeks went by, we started bringing in more and more items from our house into the inlaws house. By the time we were ready to leave, we had so much stuff, it was like we were actually moving back into our home again.
Though very overwhelming, I feel like I’ve been given a second chance at a ‘move in.’
The first time we moved in, I was pregnant with K, on and off bedrest, and was told not to do much of anything during the move. While we were able to get settled in, it all just felt very jumbled and overwhelming.
Now, I’m able to move in the way I wish we did back in August of 2014. However, with the kids, it’s taking a little longer than I would like.
How do you handle moving with two small children? I’d love to hear some tips and tricks you used to keep the kids occupied (and safe!) while you tried to move into your living space!