Alternate title: A post to use up all the random pictures from the past week or two.
Tonight is the last night in the 'Burb Nest for the boys and I. It's a little crazy around here. Jon and I started packing up this past weekend. Although the movers take care of most of the packing and heavy lifting, there are still many things that they won't touch - open food containers, garage fluids, chemicals, toiletries ... and things we don't want them to touch - tools, linens we need for the in-between time, jewelry (I've learned my lesson), thesis research, a few toys to get us through the weekend ... We also have to remove everything from the walls so they can wrap and pack them. And we've rolled up and put away all our rugs. Which means our house has a strange echo. It also means there's plenty of open space for riding 4-wheelers around the house.
Recently, I've found myself issuing odd decrees, like "No one can wear anything that requires ironing until we move" because I've finally caught up on the ironing. And Jude's not allowed to wear any white shirts because I've finally got through sunning out all the stains on them (who's idea was it anyway to create white shirts for babies?!). I also only bought minimal groceries this week, which means either strange meal combinations or the all-too-easy meal out.
And there's the attempt to explain to Jack just what is going on. We talk about the "new house" a lot and his "new park" and "new room." On Wednesday night we had our final walk-thru, I told Jack we were going to the "new house" and he immediately grabbed his "Monka-binks" and was ready to move out right then and there. Not so fast buddy, there's still a bit more work to do.