today i was mobbed by the soft water man

 moving day
may 18th, 2010

today while putting phoebe down to bed i was envious. i too, would like a binky, a silky blanky and a nice big crib to go to sleep in. FOR FOREVER. i want my mommy to rock me and sing to me and tell me everything is going to be alright.

as far as i'm concerned- being an adult is highly overrated. i've concluded a few things these past 6 days of home ownership.

1. people with large houses are CRAZY. i can't believe how much i walk around now. and yes, 2,000 square feet is huge to us coming from 900. oh, and how do you clean them also? 8th wonder of the world there.

2. i HATE decision making. and spending money. and somehow everyday this week i have had to do both things several times. blech.

3. i also dislike hard water. and the water in southern nevada aint just hard baby, it's rock solid hardness. i could feel it in my fingers and toes and hair and clothes. after 6 days my brand new washer had little hard water ring spots. and knock knock knock at the door. the soft water salesman. i told ty i felt like i was raped. pardon my french but it really did. you know those "this deal is ending on monday and you will have to pay 3 times as much money after this" and you are "saving money by spending money". totally reminds me of one of my favorite movies- moonstruck- when the dad says, "it costs money yes. but it costs money because it SAVES money." and the couple just stand there doe-eyed and nod. that was so me today. and now, we are in debt over a soft water system. double blech.

4. i need cute pj's. the windows on our doors reflect my blah pj bottoms and mismatched modbe shirts every morning. and i don't like it.

5. i miss my friends in provo. i miss the neighborhood. i miss living under the safety net that is byu student life. but the other day, i was feeling especially homesick for provo, and i put on the scriptures on audio found here. and wouldn't you know it? the reader for the old testament in Genesis sounds a lot like brother meyer from our ward. it was awesome. i felt like i was sitting in sunday school on locust lane again.

6. i'm done writing about things. if i haven't commented on your blog it's because i checked the "all read" and started from scratch. there is no way i'll ever catch up.

peace out.


The Leavitts said...

I am with you on spending money and making decisions, both i try to avoid as much as possible!!!
Also I know you miss provo, I miss Utah everyday of my life! But now that you are here, we need to play!!!
I am rather jealous of your soft water, I really really dislike the water at our home because of its hardness!!!!

Danna Banana said...

Hey Boo! I lived there for four years without using a water softener. It just wasn't an option. So tell your water dude to BACK OFF!!
I'll call you today

Whitney Baldwin said...

Oh man. I am so with you on this. Hate spending money. Double hate making decisions. Triple hate salesmen, who make me do both on demand.
Oh, and bake some cookies. Makes a place feel like home faster than anything else and helps the homesickness-for-the-place-you-moved-from blues. Works like a charm every time.

Melanie said...

I agree. You need some cookies. Or pie or some kind of homey comfort food. I've been making banana bread this week (dairy-free of course).

Hope things settle down soon. I remember when we moved here. Decisions everyday and money flying out of our hands. It was a lot to deal with. Good luck!!

Trent & Tara said...

I am sorry Annie lots of not fun grownup stuff it sounds like. I bet you miss Provo, I know I am really going to miss it as well. it is a sheltered BYU student life. Also, I finally took Evelyn to walk by your house today...and she was totally fine and understands that your gone. I think that was a wakeup call for her.

Jennifer said...

I'm glad you're getting settled and anxious to see pix of the new place!

You'll love home ownership...give it time.

Saying a prayer for you guys,
Jen H

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