Thursday, July 14, 2016

I have a suggestion!

Somehow two weeks have flown by since my last post. As usual a lot has happened in that span of time. I mean, we are no longer even registered as residents of The Sun House. Last week was a blur of packing, anxiety, and stress. So you'll have to forgive me for not bothering to rehash too many specific details of it.
One thing that we did last week was eat our way around the country.

We spent a day at IKEA. Then the next day Z and Buzz road-tripped to Netanya to pick up a second-hand bedframe that we decided to buy for ourselves. It came with two little night tables for less than buying the set brand new at IKEA. However, by the time they packed the bed into the car they were hungry, so they went to explore the IKEA in Netanya. (Buzz is now convinced that IKEAs are as commonplace as 7-11's or Dunkin Donuts in America. He was also a VERY happy child after spending two days wandering around IKEA-land.)
Last Friday was hectic havoc as we tried to finish the packing. We also packed up enough clothes for a week and moved into The FamBily House for (what we presumed would be a few days...meanwhile...a week later...)
Shabbos was a lot of fun. We were joined by Ari Krischer who is in the country for the summer. 

On Saturday night, Z spent 5 hours finishing up the packing. By the time he stumbled to bed, after 2am, I wasn't sure he'd wake up in time for the movers. 
Moving was a slight disaster. The movers hadn't brought a large enough truck, timing was way off, and it took almost 11 hours to complete the move. It was physically and emotionally draining.

I spent Monday mentally recovering from the trauma of Sunday. Z and Buzz spent Monday organizing things at the house.
Tuesday morning I was feeling better. We went out to the house nice and early. Then we spent aaaaaalllll day building stuff, and emptying boxes. I managed to unpack most of the kitchen. It's looking pretty great!
Tuesday afternoon we rushed back to The Sun House to meet with the 'old' landlord. We returned the keys and settled up the bills. And that was that. We are no longer renters, we are now officially homeowners!
Wednesday was kind of like Tuesday. We made our way to the house early in the morning. We organized, unpacked, stacked, and moved furniture around. Mostly we made space for the upholstery cleaners to come in and clean the rugs and upholstery.

The Parentals came down to drop off the last of our things from the apartment. They had to dash after a short-while, but we stuck around. It was 2:15 and we were hungry. We decided to attempt to find the makolet on the yishuv. It took us longer than expected, but we pulled up in front of the little co-op shop at 2:20. It was good timing, since they close from 2:30 to 6:30. We picked up some eggs, potatoes, and chocolate pudding. Back at the house, we hooked up the electric stovetop (that we borrowed from The FamBily House), and I made our first meal in the house. Scrambled eggs and jumbo potato latka - seemed a fitting meal - since we make it so often.
After assembling the bed in our room and half of Buzz's bed, we made our way back to The Sun House. We made it just in time for an amazingly delicious fish & chips dinner.

This morning we were up bright and early - our plan today was to accomplish things in The Sun House. For a number reasons unknown to us - the kablan didn't end up pouring the concrete of our driveway today. (That was the ONLY reason we planned to do lots of things around The Sun House instead of organizing more things at the house.)

We decided to make the best of the situation anyway.

First Z changed the addresses in our Teudot Zehut to reflect the new house! Then we had OT for Buzz at Neimi. After OT Buzz led us to a new bakery and asked for a chocolate pastry. Our next stop was the 'kol-bo' shop - we needed a new dryer hose and some other miscellaneous things. Then we were off to RBS. Buzz lucked into a slice of pizza with olives for lunch while Z bought a mattress for Buzz's bed. (Now we can finally put the mattress back onto the guest bed and host sleepover guests again!) 

After that adventure we made our way back to The FamBily House.
It took some convincing and cajoling but we convinced some FamBily members to join us on a trip to the local bowling-alley. Unfortunately our excitement was dulled when we found out that the bowling alley was locked up tight with no further explanation or information.

We didn't let the situation keep us down. We made a course-correction to our plans and decided to go play at the mall instead. A lot of 'steps' later the mall had been walked and we were exhausted. One car went to the grocery store while the other car went back to The House.
We scavenged for dinner, Buzz got to splash in the bath for a long long time, then it was bedtime for Buzzo.

Frank and I did a 'late night dash' to the grocery store. The Crazy Lady was running low on oil and well, anytime is a good time to buy ice cream! After a deep-fried-late-night-bonanza it was bedtime.

Tomorrow we need to get ready for Shabbos. Also on the schedule, some more house organizational efforts. Mostly I'm just looking forward to relaxing over shabbos.

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