We visited the new house again today. They have completed most of the brick work on the outside of the house and a good amount of the plumbing and the wiring has begun. The pre-dry wall inspection has been booked for the 25th of this month so we are really pleased with the progress that is being made.
Once we had looked at the house we took a trip over to the model home to measure some spaces for furniture. We are well known by the sales staff that work there and they seem to take pity on our sorry homeless state and tend to encourage us to spend as much time in the house as we like. Like true boat dwellers we needed very little persuasion to relax a while in the model. Tabitha loved exploring and crawling around while Doug and I took simple pleasure in walking around barefoot on the carpet- such luxury!!
Unofficially we have been told that there is a good chance that we will be able to move in during the last week of August or the first week of September. Although I've enjoyed being on the boat much more than I expected and have relaxed into an organic, carefree existence where having a wash that consists of baby wipes and a couple of pieces of chewing gum seems perfectly acceptable. I am thrilled at the prospect of having a home again particularly since Tabby began crawling. However, being incredibly impatient this still feels like an eternity to me so I've had to indulge in a little 'time chunking' to get my head around things.
Let me explain a little more about this concept. Time chunking is when you block together weeks, days or months into manageable periods of time so that it seems easier to wait for the thing that you want. I'm sure that I am not the only person in the world to do this but it does seem as though I have done a lot of it over the years; as a teacher I time chunked until the next holiday, I time chunked until the next visit to/from Doug before I moved to the US and of course I did some MEGA time chunking during our horrific visa journey.
So it would seem that we have a good 6 weeks still to go....in time chunk terms this means that we have about 2 weeks until Mum and David arrive for their visit, 2 blissful weeks with Mum and David and then (hopefully) just 2 more weeks until we're back in a house....there.....that seems much better than 6 weeks spanning out in front of us.......fingers crossed!
PS- Wishing you better soon Granny. Love you xxx
So why am I writing this blog........?
This blog is a way for me to record and reflect upon my day to day life and all the changes that have happened to me over the past 2 years. In a nut-shell I moved from the rich, bustling streets of London to the sleepy suburbs of Washington DC all in the name of love. My biggest reward in this adventure has been the love of my wonderful husband and the birth of our beautiful daughter. However this transition is not and has not been an easy one; it's been filled with tremendous highs and devastating lows- all part of life's rich tapestry and part of my story that I want to share as a mother, wife and of course as an English girl settling into life across the pond.