Thursday, August 15, 2013

Unpacking


Nope, haven't found that "Christmas feeling" yet. ::snort::  It's o.k. I will love this area....I will make friends...I will grow in this "pause."  Opening the boxes makes it  all so "final."  We really have moved...and yes, moving from AK was hard as well.  Loving well leads to a glorious sorrow...quite honestly, I find myself wondering if I have the emotional reserves to love deeply knowing I'm leaving in 2 years....I suspect God will grace me with the energy to love well - that's my life mission.... 

I spent 13 hours today unpacking.  

Michael and Nolan ran to town - which turned out to be two towns - to find all the supplies they need to put up the projector and such. Wow...it's going to be nice. We'll get the family room put together in no time when the projector and speakers are up. BTW conduit is WAY more expensive in America than it is at Homac in Misawa. 

The kitchen was my priority.....all the boxes are unpacked, widgets are stored etc. I  will not hang things on the walls until our last shipment gets here and I can eyeball everything! Michael got home about the time we were finishing the kitchen. He came bearing a roast which right into the crock pot. 

This kitchen IS huge....I think I burn calories preparing a meal in it. Arielle and I put EVERYTHING out on counters before we started stowing it this time. We want functional. I think we've got it. 


While the men were gone I kept the other three busy....it takes a lot of effort to keep Stacia and Zander moving in the right direction. Yuuki hid in her kennel. Silly dog. We also organized the garage and made progress on bedrooms...a bit. 


Arielle got all the games put away...and I think I have a chest coming which can house the blankets.....table clothes can go in the BUTLER'S PANTRY - why didn't I think of THAT before? 


Stacia and I painted conduit for Michael and Nolan's project


Mid-afternoon nap in the family room

These two were so worn out I gave in and let them soak...

Michael and Nolan continue to work 

I'm disappointed in how much damage I am finding. The desks that can't be reassembled....I knew my floor lamp was taken apart and put in a small box...but this was a surprise. 

My step tansu....

I suppose I'll finally submit paperwork and get "something" as all the little things are adding up...

Choosing Joy!
©2013 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

6 comments:

Renee said...

especially saddened by step tansu - the HHG office should give you a list of companies that do repairs. That looks fixable

DeEtta @ Choosing Joy said...

Me too - soo sad about it.

Anonymous said...

The kitchen looks beautiful! The house is coming together and looking great!:)
Bre G

Linda said...

Wow! That does look like some pretty big damage. Definitely turn a list in! I certainly have not moved like you guys have, but I find organizing the kitchen to be the toughest thing. It's hard to know exactly where everything will work best until you actually start working it. LOL! Your comment on how loving well is your life mission really got me thinking. That should be the life mission of every Christ follower. It's different when you get to do it always in one place and when you have to do it in a new place every few years, I'm sure. Though I suspect that you could find advantages to both ways. Ha! Going to work harder at loving well around here.

Anonymous said...

Sis: Love on babe, love on! You are a natural. Think that is why you enjoy so many things that come your way period. Seems as though we can find good in everything that comes our way.... :):):):) most of the time but sometimes a little bit of :( love/prayers and excited to see everything coming together for you all. mom t.

Cynthia said...

WOW...., Sad about the damaged items :(