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    Moving Update

    July 23, 2008 by Brandy Vencel

    Did you know that six-year-old boys are very helpful during a move? I sure didn’t, but I’m finding that out. It helps that my boy thrives on hard work. {Are all boys like that? He’s the only boy I know well right now.} Anyhow, yesterday he and I and my grandfather spent a couple hours at the new house. I was able to clean almost all of the tile floors {which were extremely dusty after this house sat there for so many months} while E. replaced all of the outlet covers using an electric screwdriver and vacuumed out all the drawers and shelves in the kitchen and hall bathroom and my grandfather sanitized the kitchen drawers and shelves.

    This is good since wiping high shelves is a precarious task for a large pregnant lady like myself.

    And, incidently, how do large pregnant ladies clean tile floors? Using a Hoover FloorMate borrowed from certain Kind and Benevolent Parents, that’s how. Gadgets are so helpful at this stage in life.

    So the good news is that the new house is very close to being totally clean and move-in ready. The bad news is that all the cleaning supplies have been at the new house for a number of days and so the old house is almost completely trashed. Good thing I have a few days to deep clean the old house before the final walk-through, and with my friend recommending me to have a look at because they sell professional cleaning supplies, I’m hoping the house is going to be spotless!

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  • Reply Kansas Mom July 25, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    It seems likely we’ll be moving within the next 6 weeks as we’ve just signed a contract. I’m not sure it’ll be much easier with three kids under 5 (one less than 2 months) than if we had moved when I was 8 months pregnant!

  • Reply Dominic and Kimberly July 24, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    I went back on dairy after 12 days and just in time to have many gigantic cupcakes. Dairy doesn’t seem to be an issue. So, count me in for pizza!

  • Reply Brandy July 23, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Kim, I would love help. A lot of what needs to be done has to wait until all the furniture is gone, but if you wanted to start wiping out the cabinets, I wouldn’t object. In fact, I would be eternally grateful!

    I might be in and out in the morning since I’m trying to set the kitchen up in time for lunch, but Deb and my sister-in-law will both be here, I think.

    Are you sure you don’t want pizza? Or are you still avoiding dairy?

  • Reply Dominic and Kimberly July 23, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    oops, that should say some. Editing was never my strong point, good thing I became a teacher =)

  • Reply Dominic and Kimberly July 23, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    Do you want help cleaning the old house on Saturday while the boys are doing the moving? I’m sure I can find dome willing grandparents to baby sit for a couple hours.

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