Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Home Sweet Home

It's official. We. Are. HOME. And, in all actuality, we've been home since July 16th. It's been a mess of a thing, this move, but well worth it now that we're here!

The movers came on the morning of the 16th - we had gotten the boys up, we had scarfed some breakfast, gotten dressed... it was moving day! The movers loaded us up - took quite a bit longer than they expected (which was a good thing). As we pulled up, the carpet was just being finished on the stairs, so the movers got a 15 minute break. Amazingly, everything got moved in (well all of the things the movers were moving) without major problems/damage. I, as usual, was expecting the worst! This is all good news, RIGHT? Right. Ready for the bad? Here it comes... just 2 words... and those of you from Texas (or the South, respectively, will understand)...

No. A/C.

Yep, that's right... all moved in to our new home, and it literally felt like the pit of Hell - as far as heat goes, of course! So, after much contemplating, we made the decision to spend one more night in the Mayfair house. We made a pallet in the living room floor for Caleb, set up Connor's pack-n-play, and threw an old mattress in the living room floor to "have a camp out" with Caleb. We tried to make it fun for him - because it was pretty miserable for us! And here's the kicker on this topic... Grandma had taken Caleb to the movies so that we could work on moving that evening, and when they finished with the movie, he said, "Grandma, I think I'm gonna cry." "Why?" she asked, "Are you ok?" "Oh, yeah, Grandma. I'm fine. It's HAPPY tears that I want to cry." "Really? Why happy tears?" "'Cause we're going to sleep in our NEW HOUSE tonight!" At that point, her heart sank because she knew that wasn't going to happen. Thankfully, in our exhaustion, we were able to make it fun enough having a "slumber party" that he didn't mind a bit.

Back to the house... We were able to get the a/c fixed and officially move in (sleeping included) on the 17th. YAY!!!!

Now let me tell you about this address fiasco... Our new one: 605 Ashford Ct. Did you get that COURT on the end? Well, most people DON'T! Including utility companies, technicians, delivery personnel, you name it. There is a 605 Ashford DRIVE a stone's throw away, and the confusion has been more than a pain for the Peacock household! We almost didn't get electricity because they saw that 605 Ashford had service already - so why go set up a new box and start service? Luckily, my extremely with-it and on-top-of-things husband got the job done! Go, B! Same thing with cable... they argued with me that we had had service for 2 years - wouldn't listen when I told them the house was only 1 week old! *rolling eyes* The hits just keep on coming... especially with the electric company! We got 3 bills in 2 days... 1 for the last month on Mayfair, which is fine and expected - except for the $250 termination fee! We didn't terminate - we transferred! Then the 2nd bill... for a reading between 20,000kw and 22,000kw... kind of hard to get a reading like that from a BRAND NEW BOX! Funny thing... they read and billed us for Ashford DRIVE. Then the final one - billed for the correct address but for the wrong price/kwH. *rolling eyes* It's been ridiculous... especially the "nice" lady who basically told Bill he was lying and trying to get out of paying his bill! WHAT?!?!?! *sigh* It's all neither here nor there now since he finally talked to someone who would shut up long enough to listen. And, as for the name of the street - I've gotten it changed (after it goes through City Council), and our 2nd new address will be 605 London Ct. Hopefully, that will help!

Well, that's all for now... I've gotta run... our jacuzzi tub just arrived! (Yep, we've had a big hole in the bathroom just waiting.) However, I'll leave you with pictures of 605 mean London Ct!


kelsy said...

oh carey!!! what a nightmare about the addresses!!! i would be a screaming lunatic if i was in your situation!!! thank goodness they decided to change the street name!!! PHEW!!!

Tina said...

Congratulations! You surehave had to face some CRAZY bumps during this move! Hopefully you can start to settle in and make your house a home.