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Three Weeks Later

July 12, 2013

First, thank you to everyone who has donated. Every dollar has helped us so much. Each of you are awesome. Thank you from the bottoms of our hearts. Our pets are our family, animals who are like children to me. Thank you for helping us keep them, love them, and assure their continued happiness.

Secondly, we moved.

It cost more than we anticipated. We’d been quoted $1600 to move into the new house. When we got here, the guy wanted $2000. R had to go to the bank to get a counter check for the right amount. But, it was $400 we didn’t really have. We paid it, though, and took possession of the house on the 28th. We’re still stuck paying rent at the other apartment, too, so we’re carrying a $2200 housing bill until the end of August. Ouch.

We made two trips for boxes on the 28th, packing K’ car and the van as much as possible. We also set up the craft room that day so K and I wouldn’t have to worry about it after the move. K and I had been up for like… 38 or 48 hours, somewhere in there, and only managed to go to bed at 11pm-12am… and we had to be up at 6am for when my parents arrived.

Folks arrived at 7:30am, right on time, and it took three trips with a van, a car, an SUV, and a trailer. It rained most of the day. They brought the last load in at about 9:00pm on the 29th. For a good hour while they were doing the third load, K and I stayed at the house to defrost the commercial freezer we had. It was sweltering and wet and I spent most of that hour hammering away at ice. But, we defrosted it, threw away food we couldn’t recognize, and all was good. We collapsed into bed after my parents left.

Sunday, we put up the bookshelves, unpacked necessities. A good majority of R’s office and our bathroom still haven’t been unpacked, but we’re about 75% unpacked here. There’s a lot more room than we anticipated, actually, though the kitchen is a bit of an issue. There isn’t enough storage space in it for everything, so I’ll need to buy some shelving or something for the garage so we can easily store things out there.

So far, we love the house. R mowed the lawn for the first time yesterday, and it looks great. K landed herself an awesome job at a spa she adores, and her first day was today. With her working again, it will make the financial stress we were feeling lessen. It will be a couple of weeks before she gets paid, but it’s a hopeful vision of the future. With K’s new job and our Etsy shop, we’re hoping to be back on track by the end of August, though it may be September by the time that happens.

We’ve added a lot of new items to KS Charms, plus I take custom orders for all the jewelry (glass, resin, and silver). K’ mom was awesome and ordered a bunch of custom pieces to give away at her house closings, so I made a bunch of bracelet and earring sets for her. It was fun, and I was really happy with the results.

This has just been… OMG, stressful. I’m going to try and finally WRITE for the first time since May, when things were a lot better all around. I have a backlog of email, writing, and accounting to do. This weekend will be a busy one for me. I also bring you a link to pictures of the new house! πŸ˜€ Our new home and the moving pictures!

Now… time to see if I can squeeze 1,200 or so words out of my brain before K comes home from work.

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  1. Cristian Segura permalink
    July 12, 2013 6:31 pm

    Yikes. Sounds like it’s been pretty tough. Still, just keep your head up and you will be fine πŸ™‚

    The new house looks great and I’m sure that once you guys get everything situated, it will look even better! Just hang in there πŸ™‚

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