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Thursday, July 17

Longest Week Ever

Monday was one of those days that makes you want to stay in bed the next morning. Along with the house still not being ready for us our old landlord is trying to cheat us out of $200 of our damage deposit (we checked and he has no legal right to do this). We went bowling in the evening to try to relax, have some fun and not think about this landlord (who we have had about a million problems with) and in addition to me being horrible at bowling I pulled a muscle. Then when we left we had a flat tire which Adam couldn't get off (even with help) because one of the nuts was stripped. So we had to walk back to the motel (which was uncomfortable with a pulled muscle) and wait for someone from Church to come and help. The next day we got the tire patched (for free) but then discovered yesterday that the stupid thing has to be replaced anyhow to comply with the Canada import inspection. We're going to be dropping $350 for repairs to satisfy those requirements (and that doesn't include the hundreds of dollars it takes just to get the inspection, import the car, and register it). Of course this is after weeks of trying to work with the government who lost our paperwork, and then wanted something different when they finally got it. Oh, and did I mention out car battery died and had to be replaced? I also managed to pull another muscle last night. The bowling injury healed very quickly but whatever I did last night is still painful. Walking and sitting is not pleasant so I'm stuck lying down or sort of half lying half siting. Yeah, it's been one of those weeks.

The good news is we are now out of the motel! We have lots and lots of unpacking to do (which is hard when walking is painful) and there are still a lot of little things that haven't been finished but the house is livable. Once all our furniture is put together again and we're settled in I'll take some pictures. It's hard to believe this is the same place I posted pictures of a few months ago. It's so nice! And the colors are so happy!

The cats are handling the move pretty well. Girla spends a lot of time hiding in the basement but did spend some time in our bedroom last night. Lily has discovered our high definition big screen TV for cats (a.k.a. the sliding glass doors). She's been laying in front of the back door almost ALL DAY.

We're going to have to get some things for the kitchen (mainly something that can function as storage and extra counter space). The few cabinets we have in the kitchen are really difficult for me to access (because I'm short) and there is just not enough counter space for cooking and baking. Adam will probably build something and we found a used freestanding pantry-thing for a great price. I really want to paint the doors on it with chalkboard paint but Adam isn't convinced that's a good idea.

Our new address is available on my Facebook profile for those who are on my friends list.

We're hoping the internet will be up and running by the end of the day (I'm piggybacking on someone's wireless right now...shame on me). We'll be doing our home phone through VOIPGo (and yes, we'll also use the free Skype for those of you who have that). Since our phone is going to be through our internet service which is still not ready I can't yet tell you what the number is. But it should be all squared away soon and we'll then have unlimited long distance for Canada AND the US.

And in 13 days I will hopefully be able to tell you if this little one is a girl or boy! Either way he/she is growing! Once the cord for our digital camera is unpacked I'll post some new belly pics.

2 Stubborn Stains:

Kristen and Shawn said...

sounds like things are going well- after the pulled muscles and so.

cwalburger said...

Glad to hear you are finally in. I have an extra stool you can have for your kitchen if you want it too. And I still have 2 chairs if you want those for your kitchen instead of those metal ones. Just let me know. I will be home all day Friday, and all next week so anytime works for us. It is our anniversary this Saturday, so we will be home in the morning, but not the afternoon or evening. Feel free to facebook message me or call or whatever works for you.

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