Posted: 8:53 am Friday, July 11th, 2014

The move update: No furniture for two days but that’s OK 

By Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

The movers did not arrive as scheduled so I headed to Target to buy air mattresses and sheets. It was much cheaper than a hotel. So we've spent two nights on the floor of the new house. No TV. No internet. That part is kind of nice.

The movers did not arrive as scheduled so I headed to Target to buy air mattresses and sheets. It was much cheaper than a hotel. So we’ve spent two nights on the floor of the new house. No TV. No internet. That part is kind of nice.

I am pretty darn excited about the deck and green trees! I have missed green so much and rain too. Michael had to tell me to get out of the rain last night.

I am pretty darn excited about the deck and green trees! I have missed green so much and rain too. Michael had to tell me to get out of the rain last night.

The drive across country from Arizona to New Jersey took four days. We stayed three nights in a beach rental on the Jersey shore and thank goodness we did because the hotel prices in our new town are outrageous! (How could a beach apartment be less than a town hotel?) We picked up the keys to the new house on Tuesday and the movers were supposed to arrive on Wednesday. The movers could not get a crew for that day so we were told they would deliver on Friday. (I am waiting on the movers now.) My former boss let us stay with her family Tuesday night but I didn’t want to impose on her longer so I headed to Target to buy air mattresses and sheets. I had towels because we use them in the car when the kids get chilly and at the beach. I had all of our toiletries from the drive. I had enough clothes, plus the house had a washing machine and dryer. I had paper plates, plastic cups and cutlery from the trip. They left the broiler pan in the oven and with a microwave there was plenty I could cook at home. I bought cleaning supplies, a big knife, and some laundry baskets and we have been fine for the last couple of days. The movers are supposed to come this morning although they are worried about getting the big truck back here so they are going to have load from one truck to another and then bring in a smaller truck. We’re just happy to finally be settled and not having to show a house. (The Arizona has still has not sold. So please pray that is sells soon.) The internet arrives on Monday. Michael set up a hotspot so I could write. More to come later.

ridiculous giant bath tub with jets

I still have to figure out how to sanitize the jets in the new tub. The girls decided to experiment with it while I was outside and ended up shooting water all over the bathroom. They cleaned it up but used the towels I had just washed and then left them on the laundry room floor. Not helping.

 

Michael's favorite feature of the new house: Upstairs laundry room! It has a counter for folding and lots of storage. We have been using the washer and dryer from the year we got married (20 years old) so I am pretty excited about new modern machines. My favorite feature: it beeps so you don't forget you have a load in.

Michael’s favorite feature of the new house: Upstairs laundry room! It has a counter for folding and lots of storage. We have been using the washer and dryer from the year we got married (20 years old) so I am pretty excited about new modern machines. My favorite feature: it beeps so you don’t forget you have a load in.

23 comments
woodrow404
woodrow404

Goodness!  There's some people saying some pretty mean things in the comments. Trying a day without your meds was not a good plan, guys. 

Anyway, it's a good thing to try out a new house without any furniture in it. Something you will always remember. 

ComaToes
ComaToes

We.    Don't.    Care !    BTW,  not praying that your house sells.  There's lots more important things to be praying about.  Talk about self-centered !  Geeeezzzzz   It's not all about you, Oprah !

motherjanegoose1
motherjanegoose1

So glad you made it and in one piece. I went from a week in Phoenix to a week in Nashville. It was so green and pretty. I have been in Tampa this week and it has rained everyday. I thnk you can put bleach water in the tub and just run it for a while. That is what I do, just to make sure no gunk gets stuck in there. Love a back deck. I hope you can spend lots of time enjoying it. Can't wait to hear more about your adventures.

JRPayton
JRPayton

Theresa, looks like a great place..Glad y'all are there and having fun..

ssidawg
ssidawg

The deck is great.  What a cool place for parties & hanging out.  Congrats on your move!


WasDenise
WasDenise

The tub!!!  LOVE!!! Too bad you won't have a lot of alone time to just enjoy it. :-)  I, too, got new laundry appliances with my move.  I'd had the old ones since 1996 so I thought it was time to let those go. My washer doesn't beep, which would be nice, but my dryer has this loud honk that can wake the dead so I turn it off.

Congratulations on making it to NJ in one piece...and in your right mind.  Seems as though you have a great attitude about everything and that will truly make this easier for you and your family.  Either that or wine. :-)

Wascatlady
Wascatlady

Sounds exciting--just like an adventure for you and the family.  Best wishes!

ecm1969
ecm1969

PS. Sooooo jealous of that laundry room, especially the utility sink, cabinets and folding counter. So practical...love it!

AJCmomania
AJCmomania moderator

Rory .. Michael brings the family home "pretentious" papers at night.. I don't mind reading a day late.. Plus He's marking articles for the big kids to read. Pretty fantastic actually.

ecm1969
ecm1969

Wow....moving adventures, moving adventures. Enjoy having your family time and the fun of exploring a new town. Movers are always crapshoot in terms of timing, but this too shall pass.Smiling at your comment about having trees and a change of seasons....

Rory_Bellows
Rory_Bellows

............And cue MJG with her 750 word story on one or more of her past moves, prayer, Target and comments about the pretentious reading material displayed on the air mattress.

Rory_Bellows
Rory_Bellows

  (The Arizona has still has not sold. So please pray that is sells soon.)

That works? Praying? If it does, why not pray for your furniture to arrive on time? Or for a winning lottery ticket?

 My favorite feature: it beeps so you don’t forget you have a load in.

Yeah......Because ANY parent could forget someting like that......Even leaving a child in the back of their car......Too soon?

WasDenise
WasDenise

Speak for yourself.  Some of us do care what goes on in Theresa's life.

AJCmomania
AJCmomania moderator

How do I sanitize the jets?? Got to google it!!

AJCmomania
AJCmomania moderator

I need to find a wine shop!! They don't sell in all grocery stores.

AJCmomania
AJCmomania moderator

It's michael's favorite room!!! Our washers were so old!!!!

Rory_Bellows
Rory_Bellows

@AJCmomania Yeah, those were in the photo by accident.

It screams "Hey!! Look at me!! I read stuff you don't!!"

WasDenise
WasDenise

You're exposing your kids to things I never was exposed to as a kid.  You know, "pretentious" things that will make their conversations very interesting.

JRPayton
JRPayton

@Rory_Bellows  Wow, you really do have a pissy outlook on things, don't you? Would hate to live in your world where everything is full of misery and ugly..May you wake up one day and be happy, if that's possible.

TechMom1
TechMom1

@AJCmomania You can use vinegar or bleach. Fill the tub up with water above the jets, add vinegar or water and turn on for like 5-10 mins. Drain completely, refill and run again for another few minutes. 

WasDenise
WasDenise

With both being front loading, even Lilina will be able to help with laundry.  I'm sure she's "thrilled" with that suggestion.

Rory_Bellows
Rory_Bellows

@JRPayton @Rory_Bellows I don't recall having any interaction with you that warrants any comment from you concerning my perspective.

If you want to follow a book of myths to run your life, that's your business. I still think it is a sad way to live life.

Rory_Bellows
Rory_Bellows

@TechMom1 @AJCmomania 

Vinegar will not sanitize. It may clean, but not sanitize. There is a difference between cleaning and sanitizing.