Our stuff is here. We have too much stuff! It is very difficult to move into a smaller house. I am not close to having everything unpacked, and in most rooms I have already had to pack stuff back into boxes, where it will hopefully fit in the already overstuffed basement or attic. Ashlyn's room is HUGE, though. It is at least twice the size of her last bedroom, and the closet is actually only a little bit smaller than her old one. We never kept toys in her last bedroom. Right now, almost all of her toys are in her bedroom. There is still plenty of room, but nowhere to put them. As in put them away. Right now they are just piled on the floor. We had baskets in different rooms in Alaska, but it looks weird when there are so many baskets just piled together. (Not that it looked great before, either.) Shelves are needed, in several rooms. I am surely not cut out for this military life, though. I am already dreading the next move. I'm going to have to unpack AGAIN. The transportation guy came on Tuesday and was saying that we have a small house (thanks, we already knew that.) Allen told him we could certainly move into a larger one. NO WAY am I moving again in the next few months. I painted every room in this house, and I'm now unpacking everything. NO WAY. So, if Allen stays in the military until retirement, that is 11 more years. At least 4 more moves. Ugh. But, enough negativity. We are making progress. I can see semblances of what our rooms will look like. And, I am going to like it here. And, Ashlyn has been so excited to have her things back. Like her chair at the table. And, her little table and chairs. Honestly, a lot of the things that I couldn't put away in our kitchen, we don't use anyway. We already have 3 boxes of things to take to the thrift store.
Our kitchen as it was being unpacked. At this point, every shelf and drawer are already full of stuff that is in the wrong place. As the guy started unpacking more boxes, I told him to stop.
Oh, the LT Dan Band performed in Hohenfels on Tuesday night. (So that you know this is Gary Sinise's band, aka. LT Dan from Forrest Gump. They raise money and perform for troops. )We were all planning on going, but Ashlyn had been in day care all day, and it would be late. It just seemed like a bad idea. Allen went though and had a good time.
Ok, Ashlyn is asleep and I need to use this time for more unpacking.