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So we might really be going home soon.

Three months after hurricane Irene destroyed half our house, we finally, hopefully, oh please let it be true might be going home.

That’s all I’m going to say about it because I don’t want to curse myself and before I know it, three husky guys show up in the middle of the night and take away my new kitchen cabinets.

There have been a lot of stressful moments in this process.

Like two nights ago when Rick and I were arguing about which cleaning company was going to come and do dust removal after the contractors finish their work.

Usually we argue about U.S. policy in Iran so this was a nice breather.

I wanted the cleaning company that a friend had used.

He wanted a less expensive one that we had previously hired for the initial clean up right after the flood.

We debated. We discussed. We raised our voices. Finally, I realized I’d rather watch “Friends” reruns on Nick at Nite than talk about it anymore.

By the next day, I had changed my mind. I voted for Rick’s company. But by then, he had also changed his mind and wanted the other one.  Which meant we STILL disagreed.

Oh my god.

Meanwhile, once we move back… we will leave behind the King size bed at our rental house for the cozy comfort of our Queen size bed at home.

Now we really have a problem.

24 Responses to my life as a hurricane refugee might just end

  • Lanie says:

    I am so happy for your almost/maybe move. That is all I am going to comment about it because I can’t be responsible for cursing you (or sending 3 husky guys to take away your new cabinets). xoxo

    P.S. Looking forward to reading about King vs. Queen.

  • DawnGes says:

    Woo hoo! There’s no place like home. You may want to purchase ruby red slippers/shoes to wear and click your heels right before you leave the rental house.

    And yet you’re really HOME in the rental house, too, right, cuz’ HOME is wherever your birdies are nesting!

    Are you throwing a new/old housewarming party?

  • anna see says:

    Get the king sized bed! I’ve been complaining about our queen for years, and now there are 3 of us in it each night. I’m afraid if I get a king now, it says this situation is permanent. I’m glad you are getting back in your house soon. xo

  • Jenn says:

    Couldn’t do a King. Although all my top sheets and covers are King, my bed is an extra length queen (I have a tall Hubby) and Hubby would be too far away if we were in a King.

  • I think all marriages need a few key things: separate bathrooms (or at very least separate sinks), separate closets, and a KING SIZE BED. Well, actually separate bathrooms entirely would be a really nice thing…there’s that whole toilet issue…but a king-size bed…we have one now and I will never go back. Room to stretch out and if there is snoring, it’s further away.

  • We would have to get rid of a key piece of furniture in order to accommodate a King and we haven’t got there and with his snoring and pager going off, I sometimes end up in another bed anyway. Glad that you are almost back home.

  • hokgardner says:

    Keeping my fingers crossed for you. But it’s hard to take that you’ve managed to rebuild your hurricane damaged house faster than we’ve managed to buy one. Five months and counting.

  • Sandrine says:

    Keeping my fingers crossed or like we say back home for good luck (but you can’t thank me for it)…MERDE! xo

  • daphne says:

    No problem, the queen will allow for more snuggling time with dear old hubby — maybe you should swap for a full, actually, in the name of marital bliss?

    • Aunt Marcia (Guess Whose?) says:

      What could be better for marital bliss than a good night’s sleep? Being awakened by a sharp poke in the backside half the night is for teen marriages, probably not for a mother of four…RIGHT KELCEY??

  • MN Mama says:

    I hope you get in soon! We are in a queen in our guest room right now because of a small renovation project. Last night, my husband said to the dog, “Move over buddy and snuggle with mommy.” I quickly said, “We are in a super small bed, he basically has to touch both of us.” I am looking forward to getting back into our king. The dog is super small… he only weighs 9 pounds but we all need our space. Thinking good thoughts and hoping you get in soon!

  • Issa says:

    Oh god, giving up a king would be hard.

    I hope you guys really get to go home soon. I can’t imagine how hard the last three months have been.

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