Wednesday, April 17, 2013

All Part of the Process

You recall the clean house pictures, right?  Um, yeah, so, about that...

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{Joe, distracted from packing, reading months' old, out of state newspapers.}

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{Better get that puzzle finished quick before it heads to storage for a few months, sweetie. Oh, and we'll need your costume, too. And maybe some of those blankets, thanks.}

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{Managed to lock ourselves out of the house after the first showing. So here we are killing more time.}

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{We should be in birth control ads.}

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{Now killing more time in the pet store, which we basically treat like a zoo.}

What to do when you are locked out of your house on a Sunday afternoon


Meanwhile, back at the ranch.... [This is why I can't keep the place clean for more than five minutes at a time.]
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{I have been trying to adopt a, "Don't get angry, get the camera" attitude.}

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{Broken glass.}

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{I have an idea. Let's get out every shoe.}

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{What's that? The fancy photographer is coming over? Okay, we'll go to the park even though it's only 34 degrees out.}

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{The weekends come, and we take more loads to the storage unit.}

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{You may wonder why we've dragged the whole family along, but I think it has been really useful in helping the kids to understand that all of their stuff is just "on vacation" and that they will see these things again. They've been pretty cool about the whole thing, with the exception of a few stuffed animals that they changed their minds about and we had to go retrieve.}

Meanwhile, back at the ranch...
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{Ah, yes. An increase in processed foods has definitely been a part of this process. I'm less than thrilled about that. But fyi, these taquitos are delicious.}

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{A big special treat: everyone at Starbuck's during a showing.}

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{And then back to the pet store. We really have spent an inordinate amount of time there for people with no pets.}
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{Who's on the caged side?}

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{Chinchilla}

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{There's always the library, too. I don't really recommend spending too long there with a one year old boy, though.}

Meanwhile, back at the ranch...

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{Snack time held on the porch when it's not really warm enough for dining al fresco. But seriously, our kids are the world's messiest eaters.}

And finally, one more shot for good measure: hiding out at our neighbor's during a showing. May the force be with you! (hiding out at Veena's during a showing)
May the force be with you! (And also with us!)

Our place is currently under contract, and we're under contract to buy a house in the suburbs.  That's all I'm going to say, for fear of jinxing anything. 

6 comments:

TomT said...

OMG - and crazy and hilarious post!! This really captures the sequence of evets in your typical day really well. I really felt your pain here... and yet your children are STILL amazingly darling as ever. I love being your blog reader.

TomT said...

Oh - and can you go fix your sister's computer so she can start blogging again?? I am all <> (Tidmarsh Withdrawl Syndrome).

Ann said...

So exciting! Can't wait to hear where you end up!

jessica said...

I'm sure this is exhausting and difficult but you've done a good job of making it look adorable and fun!

Kate said...

ADORABLE AND FUN?! ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND?!

I kid. But seriously, I really underestimated the difficulty, longevity, and stressitude of this whole moving process.

katandkarl said...

Pet stores for the win. though i would NEVER recommend coming home with an actual pet. (Things I shouldn't say out loud?)