Monday, November 12, 2007

All Moved In!


Dave packed us up in four days, moved us out in two days and only had help with the big items on one day. In that time I called all the utilities, helped pick out a 4wd truck and supervised. Our 2001 Ford Escape had 286,000mi on it from commuting but I haggled on the trade in value. We got a good price on a 2001 Tundra but I made them throw in step bars so I can get in it. I was a tough customer and shaking my walker at them didn't hurt...my bad!

Dave has had an extra week to unpack due to a hold up in paperwork at his new job with the school district. He is completely DONE! That man did everything by himself, including cutting our wood. He does not have anything left to unpack. He even hung all the pictures, had snow tires put on and went back to the old house for yard work (still on the market). He just keeps moving at a break neck pace to avoid the stress he is feeling over a delayed start date with his new job. Once he starts work he will be fine because I can see his joy in each project (except hanging pictures) he takes on. Picture hanging is not a team event so don't even go there. This is his dream home and he is thrilled. He even managed to run down to the lake for a bit of fishing. Dave is my very own superhero!

I made Dave's tasks alot more stressful. The aftermath of that two week bug was 2 weeks of vertigo. I would become a tad pissy at times because I felt like crap. I didn't even look back when we took our last load from my precious first home. No regret, nostalgia or sadness, just massive nausea. I did drive my car to the new house with my daughter, dog and TK. A 2 1/2hr curved road drive and TK smiling at me in my rear view mirror made me drive like a pro. My daughter was confidant in my driving but she really was just too scared to drive. I had Dave in a 17ft Uhaul in front of me and my son in law in our Tundra behind me. I was so proud of that drive!!!!!!!!!!!!

My only complaint with everything is this dreaded dial-up. My old dial-up, before DSL, in our old house was 48kbps but my new dial-up is only at 26kbps. It takes a very long time to get a blog on my screen, much less comment. I have this beautifully decorated blog room but no patience to use it. I can finally read without hurling but I'd be a prisoner to my new "happy place" if I jumped back into blogging at full speed.

Our new home feels more cosy than our last one and I love it! We have mastered the art of the wood burning stove after heating ourselves right out of the room. Cooking with gas rocks, but we are not quite sure of the convection oven/oven yet. Only my youngest has seen this house in the two years we've owned it and she gave it a big thumbs up. It smells so yummy and clean here and we are anxious for our first snow.

DSL is coming in the next few months so my posting and commenting will be spotty until then. I thought about a dish but that would not be snow friendly and costly. I've been a decorating diva that needs to move on, creatively speaking. I'll attempt to post pictures soon. We certainly feel blessed. I really miss you all!

34 comments:

kimberley said...

And we miss you.

I can commiserate about the vertigo - its totally horrible! Hope it is passing.

The house sounds wonderful, beautiful - I am happy for both of you.

May DSL find its way to you soon!

emmapeelDallas said...

It is SO great to hear from you! I miss your posts, and look forward to reading every bit that you post about your beautiful new house.

Sounds like both of you did great on the move/drive. Thinking of you, girlfriend.

Judi

Jana B said...

Awww... I miss you!!!! I'm glad you are all moved in and getting your new "nest" prepared for winter!

Congrats on the scary mountain driving... keep it up, in case I ever visit you. I do NOT do mountains! lol

Sorry about the dial-up... I'd ask to see pics of the new house, but I know that would take an eternity on dial-up.

DSL please HURRY!!!!!!!!!!

Nancy said...

Tammy,
So good to see you posting. I can't comment much because we've already spoken about this stuff!

But...I am very proud of you and Dave for doing all that you EACH do. You are a fabulous team.

Stu and I are next! (end of this month) We'll talk soon, buddy.

Love ya bunches,
Nance

Kelly said...

Grr, my computer seems to totally have eaten my comment (well, since it didn't show up at least I assume it did!) I'm so glad you made it into the new house - and I cannot believe you drove so far! I hate mountain roads, so that's not something I would be excited about trying ;-) Enjoy the new digs, and enjoy your quiet time away from all the internet pressures ;-)

Pam said...

I can't tell you how good it is to see you back in blog land! I am thrilled that you are feeling better, that all is going well and that Dave's paperwork is done. Your home sounds like heaven and I am so happy for you, you deserve nothing but the best.

Sending lots of love and many hugs,

Spike

pepektheassassin said...

Oh, Tammy, you're back! We missed you SOOOOOO much! -(It's true!)

Glad you are happy in your new digs, in spite of dial-up. This was fun to read! Enjoy!

vicci said...

Sweetie...I tried calling you yesterday but your line was busy with that dail-up...no doubt...so glad you are HOME! HUGS !!!!!!

Tammy said...

Tammy! I've really missed your posts!! I'm glad to hear you're all moved. Dave does sound like a superman!! Wow! I'll look forward to even spotty posts now and then! :)

Brian said...

We'll all chip in to get you DSL. :)

Is your email all hooked up?

bella said...

I'm so, so happy you are getting settled. I've missed you. xo

trailbee said...

Congrats on the move, Tammy.I am so happy for you.I hope your first snow is all you hope for-wait a minute-didn't you get snow with this last rain?I saw white stuff from my deck this morning!I still would love to do lunch again, but only when you're ready. Please give Dave my very best regards, and best wishes for a really great new job! Major hug, Biene

daisies said...

so happy to hear that you are all moved in safe and cosy :) i can't even imagine using dial up ~ ouch!! it will make you appreciate your dsl when you get it for sure!!! lots of love, xox

Lisa S. Oceandreamer said...

I am so happy to hear that you are all moved in the new house. That man of yours is a pretty amazing guy...that's a lot of work in general, let alone doing it all himself. I truly hope life in your new home will be filled with love and joy and wellness!
I am handing you a cyber loaf of bread....so that your house may never know hunger.
I am handing you salt....so that your life may always have flavor
and I am handing you a bottle of wine...so that joy and prosperity may reign forever!!
XOXO

paris parfait said...

So glad to hear all is well (except for the DSL line, which hopefully will be there soon. I was thinking yesterday about a research trip, staying in a tiny, remote area - then I remembered there'd be little or no internet connection. Have to rethink that idea). Your new home sounds wonderful and Dave does sound like a superhero! Hope he gets to start his new job soon; he seems to be man who needs to keep busy. Looking forward to seeing photos of your decorated new house. Miss you! xoxox

Tabor said...

And, OF COURSE, we-all miss you too! I know what it means to get a stove going to hot...did that at my Dad's place one winter when I thought I was helping...oh well.

tara dawn said...

I've been catching up on your blogs this morning...stuck at home with a viral infection but am grateful for this time to rest and reconnect with the lives of my precious blogger friends. I miss you darling and think of you often. So glad to hear you and Dave are all moved in to your dream home...sending healing wishes and prayers that you feel much better very, very soon. I love you sweet friend...please know you are never far from my heart.
xoxo,
taradawn

Jessie said...

Congratulations, Tammy!! :)

You new place sounds fabulous and I am glad that you are finally able to enjoy it.

Lots of love to you!
j.

tinker said...

I think you are BOTH superheroes! That drive sounds nervewracking - and with vertigo/nausea on top of it all?!? You are amazing, and I miss you. But I'm so glad you've gotten settled in your dream home. I can't wait for those photos, you decorating diva, you!! xOxOxO

gautami tripathy said...

Hope you settle down fast and love it very much.

I miss you...

chiefbiscuit said...

Have really missed you too.
Be happy!

giggles said...

What a wonderful treat to see you back on the blog! So glad you are settled. I can just imagine the frustration of dial up. Your man is certainly a keeper! Cheers for that long drive, you should be proud. Oh and I had convection ovens in a few homes....they are terrific. Instead of a dry heat, they cook with moist heat which make the dishes somewhat more tender and juicy! Cooks a bit faster too! Blessing of love, joy and laughter in your new home!
Can't wait to see the pictures!
Love Sherrie

Amber said...

I am so happy you are all moved in! We will see you soon. ;)

What a good guy you have. A real man. Gotta love that!

:)

Lucy said...

You ARe blessed. can't wait to see the pics.
lots of luck in your new cozy home. xo

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Dave sounds awesome & you're a great team!! I'm glad that your home is surrounding you with cozy yummyness. We'll all be patient until DSL comes! xx, JP/deb

tinker said...

Just stopping by to say, I hope all is well as can be, and wish you a happy first Thanksgiving in your new home, Tammy! Miss you~xOxOxO

Rach said...

I am chuffed as nuts that it has all come together for you two, and Dave is indeed a superstar, well actually you both are. I'm raising my cappuccino cup in a massive toast to you two and the new life ahead. Luv ya!

turquoise cro said...

Kiss and HUG that Dave for me sweetie!!! I'm GLAD to hear YOU two are warm and cozy!!! Miss YOU!!! Thinking of YOU and Dave and all the Tammy gang!(((((Tammy&Dave)))))

Jone said...

So glad your move went well and that you are getting settled. I hope you are on the mend.

Patrick said...

I'm watching the Raiders game in Utah with my pretty girlfriend and she's watching the Vikings game. We are both checking out your blog and wondering why you don't talk enough about your brother because he's special. :o) Just wanted to say hi!

Just Jen said...

WOW, can you send your hubby to my place? We've been moved in since Sept 22 and I'm still waiting for my hubby to get those pictures up! hehe
Good for you for giving that car salesman a hard time! Those crooks deserve every shake of your walker! ;)

Amber said...

Hi Tam, Just checking in with you! Hope you are well, and happy in your new place.

:)

Vedrana M. said...

it's great to hear from you and i can't wait to see your new home :)

V said...

Tammy, Congrats!
Love,
V