Except for the fact that we STILL don’t have any of our furniture or stuff from the moving company! We should get it this weekend which would make a full two weeks that we’ve been living with an air mattress as our only piece of furniture. No big deal, really, the air mattress is really pretty comfortable as long as we remember to re-blow it up before we go to bed so Clay and I don’t end-up in a heap in the middle on top of no air.
Yesterday was revolutionary for us in several ways:
First, we FINALLY got our Internet up and running-thank GOD! I was getting more used to an unconnected life, but I definitely didn’t like it. It makes the days so much longer. Now that I’m back online I have about 350 unread blog posts in my Google Reader and my fingers are itchin’ to start Googling all of my curiosities.
Second, we got digital cable WITH a DVR!!!! The digital part and the dvr are free for the first six months (we’re standard cable people), and we’re pretty much like kids on Christmas morning because we don’t know what to do with the awesomeness of being able to pause and rewind live tv and actually…RECORD a show that we won’t be able to watch!!!!! THIS WILL CHANGE OUR LIVES FOREVER. If we had had this only one day earlier I could’ve recorded the women’s team gymnastics finals instead of falling asleep in the middle of it and totally missing it forever. I fear that there will be no way we could get rid of it after the first free six months, I know it will revolutionize our tv watching experience forever.
Third, we got a new car! Actually, a Honda Odyssey minivan…we are officially proud members of the uncool minivan club, and we LOVE it! We got the most incredible deal and actually got a brand-new 2008 for probably cheaper than we could’ve bought a used one a few years old. I’ll probably write a small blurb about that later.
Fourth, (maybe this should’ve been first?) Clay has started his new job and I’m back to being the only stay-at-home parent for the first time in about two months. (He’s been off since the end of June) His first day he was there for 13 hours. (He will work four 10-hour shifts a week) It’s been a bit overwhelming for him as he tries to treat patients after being out of the clinic for three months and as a brand-new graduate, but I know he’ll adjust and do great after the learning curve.
So, I’m back to the blogging world. I can’t post any pictures of our new place (furniture-less though it may be) since our camera broke on our way out here and we have to send it in to the manufacturer to be fixed. Gotta love that. Can’t wait to start communicating a bit more with y’all.
*By the way, can anyone provide me with some random advice? For the second time in two days I just made a pot of coffee that was full of coffee grounds. The filter had folded over and let everything through. Do you know how annoying that is first thing in the morning? Is it a problem with my new coffeepot (which was one of the cheapest), the filters that came with it, or am I just putting them in weird? Any ideas? This better not happen again tomorrow.