Not the most auspicious start to the day, last night was Zander’s turn to get sick and another time for me to be thankful that Ken has a cast iron stomach. This in turn means no Sunday School year end class. The boys were pretty devastated but Gavin was still coughing hard and Zander throwing up into the morning (luckily NOT all over the floor). The plan now is to take them to the church once the van is fixed to drop off their cards for their teachers. Not the same thing by any means but at least they can still give their cards.
Zander and Emanuel napping
What WAS a good thing was that relatively early this morning the mechanic at Canadian Tire started looking at the van… way better than the mechanic we were GOING to take it to that kept putting us off as he got further and further behind. The repair is estimated to be relatively simple and not too pricey, but they wanted to wait until tomorrow to complete it as they do need to remove a piece to get at the problem. That left Ken, Sean and Gavin to head in to me the potential rental owners and myself with the other 4 kids… who ALL napped at the SAME TIME! WOW! This freed me up to do some packing, cleaning and go out into the backyard and collect some of the toys.
Gavin and his art he did on the drive
BUT before the guys left Ken and I took the kids on a quick trip to the warehouse store. VERY quick, which meant on the way there Emanuel got a ride!
Ride for Emanuel
It was nice to get us all out for a bit though Zander felt he was a little cold on the way home. We REALLY needed some ginger ale for him and some ham slices for lunch.
BUT then the good news comes home with Ken, Sean and Gavin… we got the rental! We just need to take the deposit and sign the papers this week and then we can move in! Ken was quite impressed with the space and all the repairs that have been done. Apparently the previous tenants were VERY destructive. They took two months to repair all the damage. This is the start of something new and exciting for us!!
The plan so far is to pack up what we CAN fit in the van with the kids in and drive down Friday to do the signing etc… and then Ken go back on Saturday to go from there with the guys. Once I am out of here I won’t be back as someone has to be child wrangler. My job this week is to get as much of the basic cleaning done as possible so that Ken does not have to do it. I am going to get ALL the little hands involved.
So life all of a sudden feels more… organized, even with our massive chaos. I have stitched a little on the stocking, though Echo is still off her normal behaviour a little so I didn’t have as much time as I would have liked. It IS coming along though and after tomorrow will be my ONLY project out and active until after the move.
I am feeling MUCH better… the next big thing (besides the van) is Echo’s re-do on the bloodwork. There are bikes to pick up, some stores to run to before Friday and of course, the little things that go with moving. I am not sure how much of our chapter book we will accomplish this week… I figure we will take it one day at a time and go from there.
The girls playing together