Insanity

The last few weeks have been nothing short of insanity! We had very little time, once the inspections went through, to get our stuff out of our house in Ohio for a closing that got moved up a week and a half. Thankfully everything went smoothly and we were able to get all our stuff from Ohio with no major problems. We drove out on Friday evening (June 17th) to fix some minor things and finish packing out the house. We signed the closing paperwork on Saturday morning and loaded up 3 trailers full of stuff to bring home. Thankfully, the rain held off until pretty much all the furniture was covered with tarps. It stopped raining just in time to unload the stuff into our new rental here in Indiana. We had so much help and we are so appreciative of all the people who helped with the move. We quickly bought appliances last week so we could move in this week and cleaned the house so it would be ready to move all our stuff in. Dan’s parents have been amazing in helping with the cleaning and the moving. We are finally getting settled in (other than a problem with the internet) and getting into a routine. We set up internet, but it has not been working properly (which is a problem for Daniel as he works from home) so he has been working out of McDonald’s using the wi-fi. The technicians are supposed to come fix the problem tomorrow and so we should be good to go for Saturday.

My parents are coming out on Saturday to help us unpack and finish moving the last of our stuff. We still have a decent amount of furniture and boxes at Daniel’s parents house that we are hoping to move on Sunday. We are praying for nice weather. I also realized today that we forgot Savannah’s fish at Mamaw and Papaw’s house and so the fish has not been fed since Monday night. Sarah will feed them tonight.

We went “real” grocery shopping last night for the first time in 7 months. We left the girls with Dan’s mom and dad so we could have a “date” and shop much faster than normal. It still took us an hour and a half, but we had to get all those little things that are always there when you need them like ketchup, mustard, mayo, etc.

As if I did not have enough to do this week with the unpacking, I decided this morning to start potty training Savannah. I am a glutton for punishment I guess. Other than a few, but expected accidents it is going pretty well. I made her throw away all her diapers this morning (except for the cloth ones which would be very expensive to replace and she and Avery share them) and put her straight into underwear. Then, I pretty much made her carry around 3 cups of water/juice all day and drink, drink, drink. Insane, I know.There were plenty of funny moments this morning, especially when Savannah was walking around with swim goggles on her head, a crown on top of them, and her hand down in the leg holes of the underwear she was wearing pretty much pulling them up to her nipples. It was quite a sight!

Not much has changed with Avery. She is definitely growing. Hard to believe, but she will be 5 months old next week. It appears that one of the two clogged tear ducts has resolved itself and so now we are just hoping the other one will too. She is army crawling across the floor and tries to eat everything in sight. She has eaten so much “real” food that she has stolen. She somehow manages to swallow stuff before I can get in to pull it out. She loves to eat cereal and even tries to feed herself. I see baby food in the near future, but I am trying to hold off as long as possible.

I am sure I am missing a lot of important things that have happened, but I am sure there are boxes that need to be unpacked somewhere and I should probably capitalize on the fact that both girls were in bed by 7:30 tonight.

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