Thursday, June 24, 2010

Time to get moving

Here we are less than a month away from our next move. Summer just started and it feels like it is flying by. Our day starts off at 6 AM with the baby yelling from his crib "get out, Get Out, GET OUT!!!" And, so, I go get him and bring him to my bed. He watches PBS Sprout while I get another hour of rest before my oldest comes sauntering in. Without pressuring, I try to encourage him to get his little bit of daily studying and piano practice done so its not hanging over his head the whole day. For the last few days, he's done that to my amazement. Hope, Hope, Hope that continues!!!! Then it's breakfast time, followed by swim lessons, followed by lunch and our day is 1/2 done - YIKES!!!!

The afternoons have just filled up so quickly too. There are last dentist and doctor appointments. There's shopping for all the things we THINK we won't be able to find in Sofia and, of course, know we cannot live without (especially with birthday money burning a hole in the boys' pockets). Then, lest we not forget, I need to cancel accounts, organize files and our belongings and get rid of STUFF (random stuff that just magically accumulates between each move). There is nothing like a move to rid ourselves of JUNK.

At least I've already found tenants and signed the lease, arranged for a property manager, sold hubby's car and bought us a car at post so we have something right when we arrive. So much left to do, and here I am on the computer. Shame, shame, shame. Time to get moving.

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Mystery of the Midnight Honking

For quite a while now, this has been happening and I still cannot figure out what the heck is going on. Usually, my deepest sleep doesn't happen until very early morning (3 AM and beyond). So, if a little noise occurs in the midnight hour, there is a good chance it will wake me up. For several months now, I've noticed that someone honks their car horn sometime between midnight and 2 AM. Usually, it is at 12:15 AM, but not always. It's not a car alarm, and frankly it sounds more like Morse Code or something. Short beeps, long beeps, pauses between various beeps, etc. . .It goes on for about two minutes and then it stops. Very occassionally, I think I hear a car honking back. I've tried to look out the window, but I don't see anything or anyone. It's very weird. Hmmm????