Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Well, we’ve moved. Yesterday was a very long day. Shelby and Ryan killed themselves moving 2 houses – and the moving is still not finished. Some of our things are still at our old house and some of their things are still at the new house. I think we are all procrastinators and we didn’t plan well enough. Ha ha.

The people who own the house we just moved into are going to San Diego for a while. I’m not exactly sure for how long. It was so strange walking Holly, the wife, out of her own house last night! I felt kinda sad .. like I was kicking her out. She will be over today because she still has some things to gather – so I will see her again today. She’s so nice.

I can’t help but feel a little stressed out today. I feel like I have so much stuff to do and I don’t really know where to start! Not to mention Tristan started a new daycare today .. So that was stressful on its own. I still have to get the cable and internet turned off at the old house – clean the old house – pay our bills – unpack the new house – work full time – care for my wonderful Tristan – the list just goes on and on and on …. I’m starting to realize the toll that animals can take on a house and furniture. Our BOY cat, Satch, had a spraying problem when he was a kitten and he sprayed our house. We got our couch from the old house and it smelled like cat pee! Ugh it makes me so upset! I guess the smell is STILL there .. we just didn’t know?! I don’t even know where to start to get the smell out. I could just cry – I HATE PET SMELLS! I am so embarrassed .. Shelby said our house smells like pet smells too (the old one). I don’t know what to do  Shelby said we will probably have to replace the carpet. $$$$$$ I think once these pets are gone – I probably won’t get any more for a while. Does anyone else have this type of problem – or EVER had this type of problem? I could really use some advice!!

I feel like I want to vent – I’m so tense and stressed out! I know “this too shall pass” and we’ll get everything done and organized and we can relax, etc .. but I can’t even begin to tell you when that will be! I think I’m just tired too – that makes things harder to handle, right? I’ve gotten maybe 10 hours of sleep TOTAL the past 2 nights. I’m so exhausted. I also didn’t take my medicine last night – It was still at the old house. (see, I have to talk to myself and tell myself WHY I might be feeling a certain way .. ha ha)

ANYWAYS – I don’t want to put a damper on your day by listening to me ramble about being stressed! Once we make some progress on the new house I’ll post some pictures. I might not be online much this week just because we are so busy and the internet isn’t hooked up at the new house yet.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week!


  1. our old apartment complex charged us $600 to replace the carpet because they said it had "pet urine stains" which is so NOT true. They are hard to get out and I'm very sensitive to it too. Cats are the hardest to keep from smelling :( we clean our boxes out every day and it still smells like cat. Have you tried Febreeze for pets? That helps, and also Arm & Hammer for litter boxes (it's new) cuts down on the cat smells A LOT (that's more preventitive). So sorry you are stressed!

  2. You should get some of that carpet fresh stuff that you shake on the rugs and leave for 6-8 hours then vacuum up. I've heard it really helps to get the smell out. Granted it's not a cleaning supply it just makes your rug smell fresh. I can't remember what it's called but it can be found in the isle with all the carpet cleaner.