Thursday, February 26, 2009

Maine Maine Maine Maine

We're finally in Maine. I just typed out a detailed recap of our crazy move out here but it's so long I decided to summarize.

- we moved ourselves, 28 foot uhaul + trailer for Eric's car, me behind in the minivan with the boys and the houseplants.
- we got lost off the interstate in the middle of the night in the mountains during a snowstorm.
- Tommy and I both had the stomach flu... on the road!
- When we finally got here on Monday morning, Maine was cleaning up after a big snow -- 25" here.
- We found a house we love and can't believe we live in Maine!
- The first night we were here we heard moose in the woods behind our house.
- Tommy and Jake BOTH got the stomach flu again once we moved in!
- Tommy got terribly dehydrated. I sat with him on my lap on the couch yesterday and we didn't move for many hours. We watched Garfield cartoons on the laptop. All I wanted to do was get my baby back to healthy. It worked. I was very worried and almost took him to the ER many times.
- Today we needed to get out of the house for a while so wandered aimlessly around the area and are just sort of in awe that we actually live here now.
- It sort of feels like we now live in a foreign country.
- I'm overwhelmed by all of the knitterly goodness here.
- I went to Whole Foods today and loved it.
- I went to Purl Diva today, met Ellen, got yarn to make felted slippers.
- The ceramic tile floor in my kitchen is VERY COLD.
- I still have no groceries in the house other than pedialite and paper towels.
- I still haven't unpacked my kitchen.
- I still have no idea where the towels and pillows are (kind of important)
- I still have no idea when things will start to feel normal again
- My house is filthy from top to bottom.
- I miss Iowa. My friends. My family. My house. A lot.
- But Maine is going to be a wonderful adventure for my family.
- I'm overwhelmed by everything but just biting off things a little bit at a time.

That is all for now.


Libby said...

So glad to hear that you arrived safely, but not happy to hear about the stomach bugs. Congratulations on the move! It's amazing how you can go from completely discombublated to at home in a matter of weeks, so I'm sure you'll be there before you know it.

Liz K. said...

I know I already said so on flickr, but godspeed on your move and have a wonderful new adventure. Maine is one of my favorite places on Earth.

Anonymous said...

Whew! You all have been through a LOT!! Glad you are all there and things are improving health-wise. I am so jealous that you are living in Maine now and you met Ellen! I have read her blog from waaayy before she opened Yarn Diva and would love for her to be my local yarn shop owner. I will live vicariously through you! I love that you bought yarn before stocking your kitchen with groceries! : )

Wendy said...

Sounds like wonderful craziness!

Enjoy your new home, and your new LYS!!


DiscKnits said...

We miss you in Iowa, too, but we are all so very happy that you have found a home in Maine! It sounds like it will be wonderful once things settle down.

imquilternity said...

All I can say is....LUCKY YOU! I LOVE Maine and would love to live there. Hope you'll share all of your wonderful adventures with us.

Ruth said...

Sounds like a Very Difficult Move (I would use stronger language, but this is a family blog) ... I am so glad that Tommy is feeling better and that you are loving your new home.

Welcome to New England!!! I hope we can find a way to get together.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Glad you arrived at your new home safely. Good luck on your new adventure!