Saturday, June 10, 2006

Happy Saturday! 9 days to go!!

There are these little things we take for granted until we don't have them. Like my photo editing software, for example. It's on my main system, which is, well, not really sure at the moment, but with any luck it's on a truck nearing our new place.

This means that our photo of Sebastian with one of the chicks we babysat last weekend is badly done. This really means that I don't know jack shit about how to use the program that's on the laptop, and I've decided I'm not even going to delve into it to learn about it when I will be reuinited with the good one in about 9 days.

So there.

It has been a relatively busy week which has been nice because it's helped make time pass a bit faster. Being in limbo is hard, because we're half here and half there. Fortunately not much has changed upstairs. While it's true that we are now sleeping on blow up aerobeds, we still have the laptop for the internet. Phil has the X-box, and Sebastian has his playstation. It will be worth trying to figure out how to cram these suckers into our suitcases, because they've allowed us some sense of "normal". I also have a bunch of Junie books to read to Sebastian, and a bunch of yarn I stashed away. I think I was a bit over ambitious when planning out how many pairs of socks I was going to turn out once our stuff left on the truck...I'm only on my second pair, which means that there will be a nice chunk of yarn that I will be shipping home.

We also ordered new carpet for our new place. Right now it's kind of a contest as to what will get there first...our moving truck or our carpet...and we're hoping the carpet is done first.

It kind of stings to buy all new carpet, but I guess the carpet in there now is the original carpet, and it's in pretty bad shape. I'm kind of weird about carpeting, because when we moved into the house we're at now, the carpet was awful, yucky and moldy, and no matter how many times we steam cleaned it, it just never seemed right, and I remember never wanting to put Sebastian down on it after he was born.

We didn't want to go down that road again. We decided that new carpet would eliminate most of the headaches we've had here right off the bat, so I think it will be worth every penny. Especially since we found a carpet color we both agreed on (whoa!) and so much so, that we went out of our way to be sure that it was a color name that translated to the stores on the west coast. (You'd be suprised at how hard that is to do!) I think in the end it's the color we've always talked about getting, and a bit better quality than we originally planned on, so as weird as it sounds, we're pretty ecstatic about that. How sad is that, all excited about carpeting, lols.

Sebastian's school year is winding down. I still think we made the right decision by waiting until his school year was done before leaving. I guess technically we could have left a week ago and it wouldn't have made much of a difference, but I think being able to be there for the last day of school with his buddies is an important thing for him, it's like full closure, which might be just for my peace of mind more than anything, but I do worry about how he will adjust to all the changes.

We have a free pass for Giggles that's good for a year after his birthday party, and a big bag of tokens, so we figured we had better use that before we left, so that's what we're going to do today. Between that and going to see the new X-men movie last night, he should be content enough to stay home and out of our hair tomorrow while Phil and I get some things done around the house, heh.

I'm off. Have a good day.

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