Moving, moving and more moving

5 May

Thanks to everyone who sent me congrats on our new house! JJ went to the closing and everything went fine. We started moving in last week and continued through the weekend. We got all of his furniture in by Thursday and then spent the entire weekend shopping and unpacking. Well, actually mostly shopping. We went to Bed Bath and Beyond, Target (like 3 times), Home Depot, Lowes, TJ Max, Kohls, Linens and Things and Petsmart. Poor JJ spent sooo much money.

We got into a little tiff (I love that word) on Sunday. I think we were just getting on each others nerves and we both were so stressed the whole weekend. I just sort of snapped. He was asking me what I wanted for dinner and he was naming stuff off. One of the things he suggested I said I didn’t want. He asked, “Why?” I told him I just didn’t want it. He said, “Why?” I said I wasn’t in the mood for it. He said, “Why?” I said I didn’t feel like coconut (one of the ingredients) and he said, “Why?” It was at that point that I lost it.

Another fun adventure was when we had bought this rug to put outside of the shower so that we have something to step on as we were getting out. The first one we bought was too big and we could not open the closet door. The closet door is right next to the tub and it is so low to the ground that nothing will really fit underneath it. So we go to return the rug and get one that is smaller. Of course, that one doesn’t fit either. The only way it will fit is if we put it way to the right of the tub. Well then it isn’t CENTERED and I really want it to be CENTERED. So JJ asks me what I think and I tell him the truth…”I hate it.”I concluded that discussion with “Well if you are going to keep it there, I will live with it but since you asked my opinion I just wanted you to know I hated it.”

After the weekend was over I was completely exhausted. Now I just have to get through next weekend when we get to drive 400 miles to get my stuff out of storage. Yay.

7 Responses to “Moving, moving and more moving”

  1. BabyD2008 May 5, 2008 at 9:13 pm #

    Congrats on the new house, or JJ’s house, and my husband and I have the same arguments. Nice to see a fellow HR professional w/ a blog.

  2. Miss Grace May 5, 2008 at 10:18 pm #

    Yay for no more storage units though! I hate moving.

  3. Gerbil May 6, 2008 at 3:07 pm #

    I hate moving with the fire of a thousand suns. I hate moving with my husband with the fire of two thousand suns. I needn’t describe my feelings on having to explain my reasoning on ANYthing during any part of the moving process…. this is why we didn’t move house this year.You are a brave soul to undertake that 400 mile drive…

  4. Erin May 6, 2008 at 7:03 pm #

    We opted for no bath rug at all for almost the same reason. It was ok for a couple of days, till hubby slipped while getting out of the shower…my bad honey, uh oh looks like that needs stitches. Good luck with the rug!

  5. The Mrs. May 7, 2008 at 12:54 am #

    Congratulations on the new house. There’s nothing quite like the excitement of owning your first home.

  6. MadWomanMeg May 7, 2008 at 6:42 am #

    So glad you’re into the new house, must be a huge relief to be sitting amongst all those boxes wondering where the hell the frying pan is for the next time he asks you “Why?”. Seriously…even my 4 year old knows better. What is it with these men?

  7. Heather May 8, 2008 at 2:42 pm #

    They sell bath mats that are made out of towel material that are thin enough for a closet door to slide over. Or you could hang the mat or rug over the edge of the tub when you aren’t going to be using it. They dry better that way anyway.I was also sorry to read about your pants situation. I’ve been there before. Do you have a local freecycle group (google it maybe?) that sometimes allow people to ask for things they are in need of. You could maybe post saying you are willing to trade your too short capris for something longer, or just ask if anyone has some things in your size they are giving away.

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