We have been unpacking like crazy and there are times that I just have to leave the house to get away from the madness. It can get overwhelming.
My brother helped us disassemble our kitchen table and work out equipment. He asked if he could tape the screws and bolts (which were in baggies) to the bottom of things. HeRoos suggested that we label all those little baggies and put them in one large bag. We've run into a problem...the large bag is nowhere to be found.
If you visit us in a month, don't be surprised if our kitchen table and other furniture is still in pieces. We also found that our bedroom is shaped differently than our previous one and our long dressers don't fit. We're on the search for two tall, black dressers (for cheap). Oh, the joys of moving.
We attended our cul-de-sac barbecue last night and had a good time. All of the neighbors came and they were so nice. Everyone brought their own meat and side dishes to share. I experimented with a Pumpkin Dip and the old Apple Brickle standby. People seemed to like them or at least they faked it well. We were enjoying the cool fall weather and company until BM decided he was ready for dinner and bed.
I'm looking out the window now at the mountains surrounding us. The leaves are changing colors and the birds are flying around trying to discover any goodies that the rain washed up. We are happy to be in our new home and we love the feel of this area.