Monday, August 04, 2008

Skipping out...

shhh...the view we hope might be oursWe're down to the last week of life in Virginia. Next Tuesday, we load up two vehicles with two adults, two preschoolers, an infant, an old dog, and a giant puppy and then take to the road for a 3,000+ mile adventure that ends with Washington.

I'm excited; NS is counting down the few remaining days that seem to be passing slower than the days before; M and J are aware of the plans but don't have the ability to really grasp the abstract concepts of a two-week long road trip to our new home that will place us much farther away from grandma and school and 100+ temperatures and heat indexes. They think the journey to "new house" will take a couple days...or that we're leaving in a couple days. Maybe a little of both of those ideas is floating in their brains.

We're not physically ready for this move yet, though. We finally started putting some time into getting ready yesterday. We folded the thousands of loads of clean laundry that had been scattered in every which place we could find in the house. I may be slightly, but just slightly, exaggerating that. I hate folding laundry. I think hate may be too weak a word to describe my loathing actually. I will wash everything, taking care to read labels and change settings and pre-treat stains, and then happily transfer it to the dryer or to an acceptable air-drying location, but I will then promptly put it all into a basket and let that basket sit until there's nothing worth taking out of it anymore. I not only despise the folding task, I dread putting the stuff away, too. This chore is the reason I would like maid service. That and to have clean bathrooms. One man (although, really way better than most men) and two little boys...the ugghh-iness is off the charts a lot of the time. Anyway, so we've done part of one thing on my checklists of things to do before the movers arrive Friday to pack our belongings...wash all laundry and fold all clean laundry. At least I've got M and J's wardrobe set aside for the next couple weeks in addition to a week's worth of clothing for cooler weather should we encounter it.

Speaking of encounters, we're planning to take advantage of this excursion as much as possible with our limited timeframe, meaning whatever wonderful sites we can squeeze in during approximately 10 travel days plus a few days in the Midwest, we're going to do. A couple that are definitely on the list of places to visit are The Children's Museum in Indianapolis and Yellowstone National Park. I've got a couple other places in mind, like a Trainland in Iowa!, as does NS, but it will depend on how the trek is going to really figure out the best places to stop.

So, this time for an exceptionally good reason, my blogging will be slacking in the next few weeks, although I will aim to post updates on our progress each day we're driving...if for no other reason than to document that we have, in fact, made progress;>

11 comments:

Victoria said...

Have a good trip!

NoRegrets said...

Wow! I feel your pain of moving. But you will so enjoy the west!

I hate folding laundry too. My husband used to hate it when I would do the laundry, because it would never include folding. Well, at least not neatly.

heather said...

take lots of pictures, your boys will enjoy looking at them when they get older and you regal them with the story of the the time you drove cross country. :)

Susan said...

Wow. This is crazy exciting. Good luck!

Sondra said...

Visiting here from Eunice's blog. You will LOVE the Children's Museum. I visited it in December with my friend and her son. It is AWESOME. :)

Sondra said...

Oh, and GOOD LUCK!!

Celebrate Woo-Woo said...

victoria - Thanks!

noregrets - My husband also hates my idea of doing laundry;> Probably one of the things that drives him most insane about me.

heather - I will be sure to load up the memory card with as many pictures as anyone could ever hope to see;>

susan - It really is!

sondra - My husband remembers going there as a kid and loving it, and we've been to others that the boys have loved, so it's sure to be a great time. Thanks!

Tera said...

I hate to move...I do love excursions with the kids though! :)

Churlita said...

My daughter does all the laundry because I hate it. Good luck on your trip.

Belle - A Beauty livin with her Beast said...

I hope all goes well, and the kids dont get to cranky along the way! let us know when you make it.

Eunice said...

Holy moly...I have been soooo behind on blogs of late, but hope you're getting settled in to your new home a-ok! :)