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.