Thursday, September 14, 2006

I have not fallen off the face of the Earth

Contrary to popular belief, I have not fallen off the face of the Earth! It's just been extremely crazy around here.

I have wanted to change the bedrooms around in the house for a year and finally found the right weekend to do it. I had to find a weekend that I had 3 days off, Neal would be working, and I didn't have anything planned...Labor Day weekend! Neal working was pretty important because if any of you have done anything like this before, you know that having your husband around will drive you crazy. I also had to have a few days to do this in because you can't just move one room and leave the rest until later.

The week before the "big move" I worked on getting the rooms ready. Saturday morning I got up bright and early and started moving things out of Kinsey's room into the living room. Next I cleaned the room and started moving my craft room into Kinsey's old room. That took most of the day. Sunday I finished moving the craft room then cleaned it. After lunch, I started moving our bedroom furniture into the old craft room. I cleaned our room and moved Kinsey's stuff into our old room. Monday I sorted through toys and clothes in Kinsey's room. I still have to change the closets around but that just hasn't gotten done.

When I was doing all this moving around, I found out that our village was having a village wide yard sale on the following Saturday. My sister and I decided to have a sale at her house so I spent all week going through things and pricing stuff. On Friday night we set up our canopy's in her yard and set out some stuff. Saturday morning we put out our signs and had a running start. We both sold a lot and made more than we could imagine. I ended up with 2 boxes of stuff left and she had 2 wheel barrows full of stuff.

Sunday, Neal, Kinsey, and I decided to drive down to Alamogordo and look at metal storage sheds for our yard. My plan is (was?) to get rid of the storage unit we pay for and to put stuff from the craft closet in there. We went to Home Depot and Lowe's then had dinner at Chili's. On the way home we were 2 miles from the house and hit a deer! It tore up the front of my SUV. This week I have been dealing with insurance adjusters and body shops. My beloved SUV will be fixed next week. Here is a picture of the damage.

Kinsey is loving Kindergarten and comes home everyday with new things she has learned. I'm so glad she likes it so much!

Thanks for reading this and keeping up with our crazy life!