Monday, April 6, 2009

We're Here

We're here! We made it to our new home all safe and sound. Well maybe not sound. The house is beautiful and there's plenty of space and we like the neighborhood, we just can't stop sneezing. Well for some of us, it's more than sneezing. It's more like a throat closing, eyes running, booger-snot fiesta sort of thing.

I'll explain. After all the boxes got moved in and all Dale's brothers went home, Dale's allergies started getting totally berserk. His allergies going crazy isn't too out of the ordinary and it was a really windy day on Friday so I just attributed it to that. But then I notice Ella's eyes are watery and her nose is running like a sieve. Tabby has sneezing that sounds all stuffy and so does Rex. It continues all day Saturday and on Saturday night, my sister's in law came over to help unpack and their allergies go bonkers too. Then on Sunday everyone is worse. Dale can't hardly breathe and his nose is running so bad he has to carry a roll of toilet paper around with him. Poor Ella can't even deal with all the gunk that is coming out of her nose and I have to constantly monitor Tabby to make sure her asthma isn't acting up.

Then on Sunday night, Dale and I are sitting on the floor of the loft putting together Tabby's bed and I happen to get a good look at the carpet up close and I see CAT HAIR!!!! It's EVERYWHERE! So nasty. Soooooo nasty. And me being the money saver I am told the land lord that I would clean the house myself if she would waive the cleaning deposit. She agreed and I cleaned up the place Friday night before the big move but I didn't feel it necessary to clean the carpets before everybody got it all dirty on Saturday. I thought it would be better to wait. Now I realize the error of my ways. I'm so looking forward to vacuuming 800 times and moving every box and piece of furniture till the disgusting stuff is all gone. Who knows if I will ever even get it all out. Good times.

OTHER THAN THAT, we are very excited to be here. We did have to wait until today to get hot water and cable which made for a long weekend. But now that those things are all on, it's starting to feel like home.

I still miss the old place like crazy but I think we're going to be happy here. A HUGE thanks to all the family that helped us this weekend. I'm sorry to all of the brothers for making you carry those huge landscaping boulders. They were expensive, okay? And I think they're really pretty. So they just had to come along. Sorry, I owe ya one.

10 comments:

Chad~Nicole said...

I bet you didn't know your new house came with a free pet--cat hair. :) Glad you're getting all settled.

Brenay Family said...

That stinks! I hope you can get it all out. When we bought our house the first several times I mopped the tile it smelled like cat pee! Not fun! Thank goodness the carpet was new when we moved in! Cats are nasty!

The Frosts said...

I hate cats! No fun. Sorry we forgot to bring over that trike before you left. I'll have to bring it over to your new house sometime. That was a sad, cute Goodbye House poem.

Julie said...

I should have called you to tell you that we weren't going to be there Saturday. Todd had to work and I didn't have a sitter so I would have been no help. Saturday night my mother-in-law had a party, so I missed the unpacking and pizza party. I'm glad you like your new place.

Karolee said...

Hope the cat hair cleanup is less miserable than it sounds! ;) Can't wait to see your new place!

Michelle Bebe said...

bummer! i would have been flippin' out!

you sound content, i hope you are! i am glad it is working out for you, you guys are awesome!

Heather and Brad said...

Congrats on moving in! Hopefully the cat hair and resulting allergies will clear up quickly.

mochtaviv said...

Congratulation on moving in New House

Ortiz Family said...

I'm glad you got there safley, sorry I couldnt make it to the going away party. We'll miss you tons.

Whetten Family said...

We had cats that we had to get rid of because of our kids' allergies, and I think it was a good 3 or 4months before ceratin areas in our house were "cat dander free". Vaccum, mop and vaccum some more!