So, a few things have been happening around here lately. If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook (which you definitely should) you know that we bought our first house, moved in, and have baby #2 on the way. You know, just a few small things. It has been crazy, exciting, stressful, and great, all at the same time.
The house is 1970s one story cutie that backs up to a creek and needs a LOT of work. I’ll post before and after pics of each of our projects as we check them off our list, but it is going to be a looong process. So far we have dealt with major plumbing issues, residual cat dander and pee, and some serious wood paneling. We’ve asked ourselves many times, “Why did we buy a house again? and have yet to come up with a satisfactory answer. We know deep down it will all be worth it eventually, but on most days I feel like we will be surrounded by boxes FOR-EV-ER. We are doing most of the work ourselves, and let me just tell you that HGTV makes it look way too easy. This junk is hard. Crazy hard. If you’re interested in coming over to remove wallpaper, I’ll love you forever. I’ve decided to affectionately call the house the Duck Creek Ranch, so that it will grow on me a little faster. Why Duck Creek Ranch? We live on a super cute creek filled with ducks, it is a ranch style house, and everyone in Texas loves a ranch.
For the first time ever, we hired movers. I’m a bit of a gypsy and have moved at least once per year since the age of eighteen. I’m now 33. That’s a lot of moves, people. I once could move all my worldy possessions in the back of my car. Alas, those days are gone. It took weeks of packing, 3 guys + us, a BIG moving truck, and many hours to get all of our crap into the new house. I was pretty much useless because of my first trimester sickness and generally being pregnant, plus herding a toddler. Poor Jed worked all day at his teaching job and then came to DCR every day after school to work until 9 or 10 pm. He is the best, that man of mine.
I can’t believe I’m already almost half way through this pregnancy. We found out the gender last week and have been slowly revealing it to family and friends. I’ll share it on the blog tomorrow, so vote now in the gender poll. After all, you have a 50% chance of being right. Mini Bear is growing well, and I’m feeling so much better now that I’m firmly in the 2nd trimester.
How many times have you moved? Share your craziest moving story in the comments.
I know what you’re having and I’m not telling! (in sing-song voice)