We have internet!!! In the new apartment!!! I have missed you all I just want to grin at you and pass around hugs. What a weekend. What a freakin weekend.
First, we all came down with colds. The baby, Kamel, me. Saturday morning it was full-fledge cold and oh-shit-we-have-to-pack. Movers were scheduled at 3:00pm so starting at about 6:00 am it was a mad dash of laundry and boxes and fuck it let’s just throw stuff into garbage bags. We got a call at 1:45 that the movers would be there around 2:30. I’m not going to say we panicked, but there was a moment when Kamel turned to me and said, “I feel like we’re totally SCREWED!” Cue: Chicken with with head cut off mode.
The movers swept in and packed up our entire apartment (including our kitchen, my books, and all of Kamel’s DVDs) in 2 hours. We were completely unloaded in the new apartment in another 2 hours. And by 6:30 we were eating pizza sent over from Maris in Chicago (thank you grubhub!).
That night was Gabe’s first night in his very own bedroom. He was the only one who slept well. It was really hot, Kamel’s cough was raging, my phlegm was dripping down the back of my throat, we were all propped with pillows and flinging blankets off ourselves. I fretted because I couldn’t see the baby and I did pop into his room a few times to make sure he was still breathing. He was, every time. The area is louder than our last apartment and one of the blinds is broken in our bedroom so I can’t close it. This also caused a lot of tossing and turning. Brightness from street lights, noises from people coming and going, the whole first night was not awesome.
The next morning I just felt ick about everything. Our place still covered in boxes, unable to find most things, just bleck. I was beyond exhausted, still sick, and there is something about leaving somewhere, even if where you’re headed is good, that’s sad. It felt like POOF we aren’t in our little 1 bedroom apartment anymore. And the 2 bedroom is good, but different. Bigger, but overwhelming at the same time.
Now it is Wednesday and things are more normal. We found my hair dryer, 90% of the clothes are put into their new homes, and Kamel unpacked the whole kitchen which was… a major relief. The only things left to organize are the closets and my books (my boooooooks!). Two things I’m actually excited for. And we have a video baby monitor on its way, so I don’t keep losing my mind at night. (Because guess what… the baby keeps sleeping through the night! WHAT! It is awesome, except… I’m not sleeping. Because I’m a crazy person.)
More to come. Lots to say. Get ready. <3