Dear Jack: The 1st Week Of Living In Our New House

4 years, 2 months.

Dear Jack: The First Week Of Living In Our New House

Dear Jack,

After closing on our house last Thursday night, we began moving in some of our things into our new house from our friends’ house where we had been living in between. Then Mommy and I took off work on Friday to prepare for the official move on Saturday.

I had been saying, and still am saying, that it’s important to keep my expectations realistic (meaning low) as we move in. I’m not expecting everything to work out perfectly.

Dear Jack: The First Week Of Living In Our New House

For example, they accidently forgot to install a power outlet in the closet where the cables are set up for Internet. So for a few days after moving in, we had to rely on Internet based on an extension cord draping down from the bathroom sink, running past the toilet, over to our closet.

The builder sent someone over to fix it after the weekend, as it’s covered under the one year warrantee.

Dear Jack: The First Week Of Living In Our New House

However, a few days later, the electrical outlet outside froze over, so we had to get AT&T and the builder over to get that all straightened out.

The weekend of moving, along with our first week in our new house, in had its share of predicted hiccups; like your new bed…

Dear Jack: The First Week Of Living In Our New House

There were absolutely no instructions in the box whatsoever!

Well, actually, some of the pieces had an “L” label on them for “left” and some an “R” for “right,” but only some of them were actually labelled correctly.

But in the end, Papa was able to figure out how to successfully build it anyway. He definitely has all those mechanical skills that I don’t.

Dear Jack: The First Week Of Living In Our New House

And while Mommy saved us over $700 by ordering our Roman shades offline for all our windows as opposed to hiring someone to install blinds, Papa and I learned just how finicky they are to install.

Something this week has taught me about moving in to a new house is, unless you hire professional movers (which we are too frugal to do), it takes a while to get settled in and set up.

Dear Jack: The First Week Of Living In Our New House

We finally have a 2 car garage, but right now it’s still full of unpacked boxes. I’m hoping by the end of the weekend we will have that taken care of.

So far, nothing has gone perfectly as scheduled, nor have things gone perfectly horrible.

Again, realistic expectations.

Love,

Daddy

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