Moving… Blah

Day 2 of moving and I am so over it. The first day was a little stressful, alright I lie it was SUPER stressful! The movers arrived and said “we have to take the air shipment today.” (Insert panic) “What?! Today?! We need this stuff!” So needless to say we thought that we would not have to pack the air shipment the first day so we were not prepared. Yesterday was a mad dash, with a super cranky toddler, to pack everything that we would want to take with us. Luckily they let us keep the crib one extra night but other than that we had to adjust and quick. The first day was madness. The only downside (but kinda nice) they packed my entire kitchen so we had to go out for dinner! Yay for no cooking, no messy clean up, and kids eat free at Moe’s Tuesdays! I did have to make it very clear to the movers to not take the TV but they wrapped up the couches, which explains the yard lounge chairs in the picture below.

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My Awkward Situation of The Day

Just got off the phone with the structural engineer/inspector and this is how our conversation went.

Me: Hello this is Becky Horace.

Inspector: This is who?!

Me: Becky Horace.

Inspector: I’m sorry but I’m looking for a Betty Horace.

Me: Yea that’s what the other inspector said but they have my name wrong.  It’s Becky.

Inspector: O ok.  I have to come out and do the re-inspection.

Me: Ok what time will you be here?

Inspector: Are there still people in the house?

Me: Yea we live here still….

Inspector: You live there?!

Me: Yes?

Inspector: Wait I thought you were a realtor.

Me: Nope.

Inspector: O I remember you now.  I would like to come out Monday morning.

Me: OK that should work it will be during my sons naptime but you don’t need us since you are under the house right?

Inspector:  Nope.  I remember you were a very large lady.

Me: Excuse me? (O NO YOU DIDN’T!)

Inspector:  Yea you were really large.

Me: I think you are confused again.

Inspector: No you were pregnant and you just had a baby.

Me: I was pregnant about 2 years ago….

(insert panic in the inspectors voice)

Inspector: O no.  O you aren’t a large lady.  I just thought you were the pregnant homeowner.  O you know men we can’t handle pregnant women.  We don’t get off on that sort of thing.

Me: What?!

Inspector: You know they (pregnant women) make us uneasy.

Me: Ok….. Well (this is now too weird for me) we will see you Monday….

Inspector: Sounds good!

I can’t even make this stuff up.

I tell my best friend and this is her response: “ew…are you by yourself?  He seems strange.”

Me: I’ll lock the doors…


This is what comes to mind when I think about the last week.  The mold remediation is complete and the results came back clean, the structural issues have been repaired, the value inventory was completed last night, Thai language classes have ended, and the Murano has been sold.  The electrician checked the work Chris and Todd had done and he said everything was perfect (insert sigh of relief).  I have sent in my volunteer application to work with the Mercy Center in Bangkok and have joined the expat mom group that has fun play dates all the time!

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“It’s the end of the world as we know it but I feel FINE!”

You know that fantastic REM song that we all tried to learn the words to but fell short!  This song keeps playing in my head as we are preparing for the end of the world… So I guess the Horace family is on the same page as the Mayans in predicting the end of the world on the 21st.  12/21/12 is the day we sell all of our belongings, our home, our cars, and pack everything else and place it in storage or in the few suitcases we are taking with us and leaving this world of Greenville and start our adventure into the great unknown.  Funny how that worked out but no it wasn’t planned.

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