Thursday, August 28, 2008

We’re getting there

Every day we unpack more boxes. Luckily, since it’s a three day weekend my office is closing at 1 tomorrow, which means that I will have all afternoon to unpack while Metti is there with Ella. It’s hard to unpack with Ella around because suddenly everything becomes her new toy.

Last night I got to try out our new washer and dryer! I love to do laundry. It gives me such a feeling of accomplishment because you can actually see the results of your labor. And I especially love to fold laundry! It’s my therapy…and I’m good at it. I can fold all of Joe’s t-shirts and in the end they will all be folded neatly and the exact same size. Believe it or not I have never worked in a clothing store. Our new washer and dryer are the high efficiency kind, so I was interested to see how well they work. I watched it for the first 10 minutes because I was convinced that there wasn’t enough water. But I waited until the end to actually see how clean they were. Apparently there was enough water because they were super clean! And the dryer dried the clothes in half the time! I am a very happy owner. The best part is that the washer has a “sanitize” setting so we can clean all of Ella’s clothes on that. Apparently it’s supposed to kill all the germs. My coworker says that it takes about 2 hours to run, which is why Ella’s clothes will be the only thing being washed on that cycle.

The other good news is that it’s raining today. Typically I am not a fan of the rain, but now that we have new yard with grass seed, I am so glad that it’s raining and we don’t have to water the lawn. We already have some new grass sprouting up!

Ella loves her new digs. She especially loves the basement that is all hers. It has nice new carpet that has never had shoes on it (except when we were moving in), and everything down there is kid friendly, so nothing is breakable. Ella’s toys are everywhere, which is good in the sense that they are all consolidated to one area and not all over the rest of the house. And I think that she likes that she can go pretty much anywhere down there and not hear the word “no” (when she is told no she promptly yells back “NO!”).

Moving really makes you realize how much stuff you have. We have way more stuff than we actually need, but I just can’t bear to part with it! I feel like we need to keep all of Ella’s baby stuff “just in case.” And I can’t bear to get rid of my Wonder Woman Barbie or my lava lamp! Those will be collector’s items someday! Joe won’t even discuss getting rid of his baseballs from when he was in little league, and don’t even get me started on all the books we have piled in our place! I know that someday Ella will love looking through all of this stuff, but for now it seems to just get in the way.

1 comment:

Dee said...

The Lord Bless the Murray's and their new home!
The Lord keep you.
The Lord make His Face shine on you;
Be gracious to you.
The Lord lift up His countenance on you;
Give you peace.
Numbers 6:24-26

And Lord, would you please send some of Katie's "I Love to do laundry" to me.

Bless You JESUS!