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Saturday, July 19, 2008

1900 House - Day 6

Has it been 6 days? Really? One week ago was the last night in our previous home, really?

Wow! The week really speeds by when you're covered in ick!

Our belongings arrived at the 1900 House on Monday, and I've spent Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and today cleaning before I unpack. So far, I've de-ickified the kitchen, the downstairs bathroom, and the foyer. Those rooms feel better already. I'll post pictures next week, or so, but I've promised myself to finish cleaning before I take pictures.

Hopefully tomorrow, after church, I'll finish the living room and the formal dining room/school room. Then the first flood will be done and I can attack the bedrooms.

So for the next couple of weeks, this will be me:

That's how I'm imagining me, anyway. I probably more closely resemble this:

I should let you know that we've done a few other things this week as well. I'm trying to make this a fun experience for the boys. I don't want them to look back on the move and only remember me looking like this:

and screaming, "Find something to do by yourselves! I'm cleaning here!"

We've gone to the library several times. We've visited a couple of parks. We signed up for the YMCA and have started swim lessons already. And this morning Braden and Brogan participated in a swim meet in a neighboring town. It was Brogan's very first real meet! No one broke any speed records, but we had fun.

Okay, I've got to get back to work. Please leave comments! You've no idea how excited I get when I see them in my inbox!


At 7:51 PM , Blogger Darin said...

How exciting!! I can't wait for the next installment of "This Old House!"

Hope all is well. Are you excited for next month?

At 10:49 PM , Blogger Frankie said...

Anxiously awaiting photos!

Your sense of humor really cracks me up. I love the maid photos. lol

At 8:27 AM , Blogger Mx5 said...

A plus sized pole-dancing (ala` 4/1/08) tatooed auburn haired beauty? Heh. Well, I've seen you in person, and you definitely more closely resemble that first maid pic. Moving is utterly overwhelming - but I'm so glad you're still laughing. Lisa

At 9:26 AM , Blogger The School Counselor Epic said...

Wow. I thought I was the only one who moved into an unclean house! Ugh!~ It sure takes a lot of effort! I can't wait to see pics of this place. By the way, are your kids homeschooled?? :) Cause, you can tell you know! :)

At 11:18 AM , Blogger Hillary said...

SCE- Your comment made me think of running through the house shouting, "Unclean! Unclean!" It wouldn't really accomplish much, though it would be fun. :)

Mx5- Hey! It's good to hear from you! Thank you for thinking I look more like the first maid photo. It must be true, because pastor's wives cannot lie, right? ;)

Darin -You bet I am! Are you counting days yet?

At 11:13 PM , Blogger Scott said...

And you thought Kansas was rural? I love the "new" house pictures! Remember, being a Husker fan comes with the territory. Hope you all like football! You can never start too soon ;O).

At 9:52 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad you're getting settled. Since you already have the uniform, would you mind coming to de-ickify my bathrooms when you're done there? 8)

Amy -

At 12:33 PM , Blogger Hillary said...

Tracy - Kansas is rural. this place is just....ruraler. :)

Amy - I've seen pictures of you're bathroom. You'll have to find someone else. I don't think I'm up for that..... ;)

At 11:23 PM , Blogger Dy said...

Hang in there! You can make it inhabitable, and force it to be the bearer of happy memories. It can happen. Bleach and fire will kill just about anything. (You do have a little bottle of propane and a torch tip, right? RIGHT?!?!?)

Ok, well, maybe it won't take quite that much power. But you. can. do it! (And the pictures are absolutely cracking me up!!)



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