Tuesday 4th July 2017

Being in this house feels like being in a holiday house; I’m allowed to use everything and I’m supposed to make myself at home, but it just doesn’t feel like my house. Even our furniture looks different in this space and with this lighting.

Although if it was a holiday house it wouldn’t be much of a holiday, considering how much work there is in putting things away. I tackled the back living room today, at least as much of it as I could do. There is a basket of cables and bits and pieces that Troy can sort out, and there is a box and a half of Lego that Jericho and Soren are dealing with. Truthfully the room still looks pretty messy, but I don’t think it’s a room that will ever look neat.

I also spent ages looking for my oil diffuser, because this house smells weird. As in, it doesn’t smell like our house. I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that it’s been so cold and rainy that we’ve kept all the doors and windows shut though, as well as having cat litter in the house for the first time in years. I couldn’t find the diffuser though. I don’t remember what I packed it with, but it’s definitely not in any of the boxes in the house, or in the ones that I could reach in the shed. I did find all my craft and sewing stuff though, and that threw me into a slight tizzy because I don’t know where I am going to keep it all. In our old house I had a desk and I used several of the storage cubes in the tv, but I don’t have either of those here.

Eamon and Carlee invited us over to their house for dinner tonight. It’s Eamon’s birthday, so they invited us and Benita and Cam over for pizza. It was so amazing to be nearby enough for a casual dinner invite! There were so many little children and mine are such big obnoxious teenagers- I couldn’t decide if I wished mine were still little and adorable, or if I am just completely relieved that they are all old enough to use the toilet and wash themselves.