As if getting all ready to move this weekend isn't enough. We have been having the most amazing thunder/lightning storms this week. Every afternoon right when the kids need to get outside and do something, the storm starts. And on Tuesday while we were all at the dentist, we think our house was struck by lightning. I came home to find no phone, no internet, 1 clock radio dead, 1 GFCI outlet (the one that controls the bubbles in my bathtub) totally fried, the whole electrical system that runs the security system and the smoke detectors fried, and the DVR box not working too well -- it acts like it has a short in it and the remotes no longer work well. The phone was fixed on Wednesday, the internet was fixed today, my dad and trent got the gfci back in order and looked and read but can't figure out the security system so the electrician is coming tomorrow morning. I called the dish people hoping for a quick fix, but they could only send me a new box, and knowing we are cancelling dish tomorrow I decided we would be fine for 1 day using the slow to respond remotes. In the meantime I am packing all of us for our 2 week vacation in Utah and trying to organize everything for the packers who arrive tomorrow.
The kids have been really good. And they have had so much fun rediscovering toys as I organize . We have a busy crazy 5 days ahead, but then we will be on vacation and the stuff will be on its way to our new home!!!!!
And, I survived the contract process (Trent laughs at me for being such a worrier!) and I am so relieved to have been able to rent this beautiful home in Connecticut. We are so excited for our new adventure. (Although I am not sure how excited I am to be unpacking -- if only all the work would be all done!)