Wednesday, April 26, 2006


Yesterday, we postponed moving into our new house until tomorrow for various reasons.

But then, I woke up this morning, stumbled half-dead up the stairs, and I smelt it. It turns out someone hadn’t stayed up late enough to let the stupid dog out one last time. I knew then, without a doubt, that we had to move out. Today. If only because I hate that damn dog.

So, after work, I picked up Shef and my sister, took us all to the mall to buy new sheets for Shef’s big-boy bed, sent Shef and Mary on a few indoor amusement rides, drove to Toys-R-Us to get a guardrail for the big-boy bed (left Shef and Mary in the car, so as not to be delayed by toy lust), arrived at our house, cleaned a bit, listened to Shef make several phone-calls on his broken cell phone (“Hi, Jessie. How are you today?”), and then put him down to sleep in his new digs (“Just like Elmo, Mommy,” he said, referring to the monster's adventures in bibliotherapeutic board-book my mom purchased for us: Big Enough For a Bed).

And now, after all that, we live here. Hallelujah.


aunt sarah said...

Congrats! I am so happy for you guys! And, it's great that Shef has a big boy bed. Let me know if you need any help settling back in!

jdoc said...

Hurray! Home again! Thank goodness for Elmo.

Martha said...

Yahoo! And it looks beautiful! I am worrying about Shef tumbling down the stairs in the night. How about a gate? Yes, that's me. A worrier.

KC said...

we are happy to be home!

and yes, of course there is a gate. in fact, there are many -- one outside his door, one in the door between our room and the next room, some bolts up high on doors leading outside, a gate between the family room and the kitchen, and coming soon: a gate at the top of the stairs to the basement. believe it or not, we're actually quite paranoid about safety.

i think YOU are the one who let him sit helmetless on a bicycle??

LH said...

Now all you need to do is get a pup and your new house will be a home. :)