Apr 17, 2010

A Bit of Craziness...

It's been a while since I blogged, but I have a fabulous excuse.

Hubby and I have decided to move.

Not a simple move across the street, but a big move from New York City to Chicago. It happened fast and furiously and the two of us have been prepping our brains out.

First, we had to fly to Chicago to look for a home. Then we had to research and find a preschool for Oliver. Next we had to buy a car.

While those were the three major elements to check off the list-  those checkmarks actually proved to be the easiest. See Brett and I have always found the big things easy.

It's the minutia that makes me crazy.

After looking at 10 houses we walked into the 11th house and both knew we were home. Then the details of the mortgage, paperwork and negotiations began.

After touring 5 preschools in Chicago, meeting with the directors and observing the classes we knew instinctively which one we both wanted Oliver to get accepted to. Then came application procedures and the fact that we missed all the deadlines.

After walking down the street searching out cars we liked, we narrowed the choices down to two that deserved a test drive. One quick drive up and down the West Side Highway and we knew instantly which one I'd look cutest in. Then the details of calling car dealers throughout the United States began to see who could give us the very very best price.

Now that we've secured the home until the closing and Oliver has gotten into our first choice school and we found a sweet deal on our car, the minutia of the minutia begins:

1- Calling the movers
2- Arranging the dates
3- Getting the plane tickets
4- Throwing out everything we don't want anymore
5- Saying goodbye to everyone who has made these past six years in New York City the most special and unforgettable years of our lives.

I'll get through 1-4.  But the mere thought of #5 has me quaking in my shoes and crying every morning. I hate hate hate goodbyes.

So that's what I've been up to.
I hope you can forgive me.

I'll keep you updated on the insanity as the moving date approaches.


  1. Have a great new beginning. All the best and take rest after all the running around.

  2. You definitely have been busy! I hope things go smoothly for you with all you have to accomplish. I've missed you and hope you will find some time to blog again. Good luck with everything.

  3. Hi
    I just got back to blogging and everyone is moving, shutting down blogs and all that.

    It's a big move but it can also mean progress, so it's not a bad thing. Good luck.

  4. What about a job? Did he Brett get transfered or did he first have to find a job, and then the house school and car?

  5. Thanks everyone! As for how we came to the decision it came through a lot of discussion between us and Brett's work. We wanted to be in Chicago closer to friends and family and Brett's job was very supportive. We are very fortunate!

  6. Oh my goodness! Welcome to Chicago! I hope you love it here and are enjoying the beautiful weather we're having right now. If you have any questions or anything please feel free to shoot me an email! I moved here about 5 years ago and I can't imagine leaving. Best of luck with the rest of your move, sounds like it's going pretty swimmingly!

  7. So excited for you, Brett, and Oli!!!
    Congrats (=

  8. I'm so looking forward to having you guys as my Chicago neighbors.


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