Dead tired but still breathing. We are in the thick of the move right now and my days are hectic/busy. I am ashamed to say I haven’t written anything since my last Wordle. I had wanted to do the Wordle this week but I am not sure if I will pull it off yet.


A little about the experience

As with all of our previous moves it is just us doing everything. No friends, no family, no movers. Just us making a 90 minute drive once/twice daily in a car that has entered its final stages of life. As it is winter the roads have ice and it is dark, so much caution is needed. I am getting by on pure enthusiasm but I am tired, really tired.


I am doing most of the packing and unpacking. Sam is doing installations and is renovating Isadora’s room. He finished the floor yesterday (looks great!) and is putting up the wallpaper. We have a pink wallpaper for 3 walls and a photo wallpaper with cherry blossoms for 1 wall. Her room is the only one getting a makeover at the moment. In the future we will redo the bathrooms as they are older and maybe change the wallpaper/flooring in some other rooms but that isn’t a major priority. Β The furnace is a priority. We also need to get a dryer!


We are in a major time crunch because we have to get back to the city before school lets out each day. Isadora has her school closing ceremony tomorrow as well.


The house seems so big walking end to end and I keep getting lost. We have to call out to find each other haha It has a good relaxing vibe that house.


YesterdayΒ we took Isadora to visit her new school. Her class will be smaller 10 students as opposed to 17. They have PE biweekly, instead of once a week which includes swimming classes. They study math everyday instead of intermittently. Isadora loves math (she got that from Sam) so she was very excited to hear it. They also appear to be further along in reading (she doesn’t like reading nearly so much). In general the school seems significantly more organized. The students appeared excited to have a new student and several of them live near her, one boy is our most immediate neighbor and they all seemed to know exactly where she lives. I think she will like having her classmates so close. Supposedly there is a park where all the kids hangout, that we will have to locate. Β A smaller town certainly but the school seemed in better shape academically.


We decorated the tree at the new house after her visit to school.


I had a therapy appointment today and wasn’t able to make the daily house trip. I haven’t figured out a therapy schedule for the new year yet, it will be 90 minutes to and from therapy possibly more on a bus. Good therapists are hard to find though and I do not think there are closer options in anycase. Still no word from the school about classes =(


19 thoughts on “Dead tired but still breathing

  1. Your life is full of things right now, Yves. That’s wonderful! Hopefully you’ll get to put your feet up and relax at some point though! So glad to read that you and your family are doing okay! (Poor car though! Hee hee!) πŸ˜›

    1. Thank you so much Tony for your support. We are borrowing a car, because of the holiday we may not get word on our cars state and cost for many days and that worries me because they will probably charge for being there even if its being ignored

  2. Sounds hectic, Yves, but also like a lot of good changes. I’m happy to hear that it’s all working out. Hugs, Bianca xx

  3. The new house seems to have a homely, welcoming feel to it! Love the sound of Isadora’s room. Good luck and have a hapyp Christmas in your new home πŸ™‚

  4. nice….sounds like you have def been busy…i am glad to hear her class size is smaller…more individualized attention….just think it will all be over soon and you can settle a bit…smiles.

  5. Mammoth effort! I simply couldn’t move without removalists – I don’t have the strength or the patience, and I’m on my own so I justify the expense and the help to myself! πŸ™‚ Hope you settle in quickly and love the new home! πŸ™‚

    1. I couldn’t alone either,Sam is strong and his dad did help carry some of the largest items though I did have to carry our dresser with drawers which weighs a ton and nearly killed me!

  6. Glad you move seems to have gone well. Good luck with finishing up the unpacking… sounds like everything is coming together. I wish you all the best and a very happy Christmas. May the New Year bring you happiness and joy. πŸ™‚

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