All a Panic

I’m in a panic.  29 days and we didn’t get either of the places we were hoping to rent.  One was too close to a major road and traffic noise the other was already rented by the time we could get more info.  
Panic.
29 days till they pack all the stuff and nowhere to live….
Yeah, kinda freaking out here.  I know 29 days is still a long time but in the area we are trying to find a place (which switches back and forth between Bucks County and Chester almost daily, I think we no longer care so long as the schools are good) stuff seems to be renting fast.  Let me clarify, the good stuff is renting fast.  Like the nice big houses we are trying to rent.  Nice house (usually) corresponds to nice schools.  Hopefully we found a absolutely wonderful place in a very nice neighborhood, 2 car garage, 4 bedroom, designer kitchen – that kind of very nice house (aka we could never actually afford to buy the thing).  I continue to search the listings, there’s plenty out there it’s just hard to say from looking at a picture ‘Yes I’ll live there for a year!’ Sight unseen.  
Freaking out.
I’m burying myself in a book in the evenings because I can’t think about everything 24/7 without losing my mind.
It’s the right choice and a good choice to go now but I am apprehensive about the whole thing. It is certainly easier to be away from Hubby in a place I know rather than here but when my imagination dreams up the axe murder at the door there will be no one to wake up and tell about it.  I’m going to have to be in charge of my children solo 24/7.  It’s a bit harder to say “Let’s call daddy and see what he would have to say about your behavior” like I do now on occasion when he’ll be so far away. (surprisingly that line usually works with Boo).
I’m so busy thinking about other stuff I didn’t even realize that the lady doing my blogover should have contacted me on Monday.  I was a space cadet yesterday when another parent (whom I’ve been casually chatting with on and off since September) finally told me his name.  I was like oh Hi.  And I continued to walk alongside him to the school door without saying anything else.  Very friendly.
I didn’t even realize yesterday was Wednesday.  I forgot about Sign Language Wednesday. I’m staying away from all things bloggy for now cause I simply don’t have the time to cram in one more thing in the brain.  I am actually avoiding the computer for anything other than house searching or related moving things.  I don’t know how often I’ll be blogging until the hurry up and wait stage takes over.  Next Wednesday the movers come to evaluate our stuff.  Then it’s our weekend in Berlin, then the cubscouts end of year ceremony and then we are leaving.
Officially freaking out.

21 thoughts on “All a Panic

  1. You've got a lot going on, it's ok to freak out but you'll be ok. You're staying with your MIL for a bit when you get there, right? Worst case scenario, you house hunt then. Have you looked on Craigslist?

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  2. Breathe in, breathe out. Relax. Have a knödel.(And don't worry about yesterday, I – unknowingly – wrote an entire post about sign language. The blogosphere's got yer back.)

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  3. Having just moved myself and looking at tons of properties. Have the realtor or leasor take wide angle pictures and pictures up and down the road. It is amazing what they can hide with careful camera angles.Good luck!

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  4. It will all work out. And do that google earth thing for each address. You can see everything. The neighbor houses, cars in the driveway, how the backyard looks. Its very cool… but kinda creepy when you see your own house. lol

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  5. Your a pro at moving! Take a big breath. Start a list and just work on crossing just one thing off at a time. Everything will work out just fine. 🙂

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  6. You CAN do it!! Have some German chocolate and breathe – well, don't inhale when you are eating the chocolate or you might choke….to death…wait….maybeYou've done his before. You could move in your sleep.

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  7. Slow down! Sit down, head between your knees! Deep breaths. Better now? It will all be okay. Good luck. You are going to find just the right place and then you will be able to snub your nose at the house that got away!

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  8. Okay girl … ya just gotta relax, I'm sure there's a house out there just LOOKING for you to rent it! Kind of like those crazy chicks on street corners. Dunno what they're all about though. You'll find the place that's right for you and your fam. I have faith in that, but in the meantime, as natasha said … BREATHE woman. Oh, and here's a paper bag … JUST IN CASE!

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  9. I bought my house without ever being in it until the day I got my keys. there are only 3 thing I didn't like, wall paper(we removed it) the pool( I dismantled it, and the ceiling, (still there) 🙂

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  10. I know the freaking party on your nerves when you move out.. especially since you're under the pressure of a deadline… i can't say nothing else but drink lots of fluids and hope you'll have a brain nerve or two after this!And totally understandable the staying away from the blog thing! I just found out actually that you're leaving Germany.. bummer.. but good for you..i'd leave it in just a second if i could..but for now some of us are still stuck 'n here:PPraying for you that things will work out well and i'll be here when you come back in the blogland!Supporter of Blogging Mama Andrea here:) Who's with me???

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  11. Good thing you can vent here in bloggyland! Sorry for your stress. But stressed is desserts spelled backwards, ;)Could you just rent a place even if its not within your preferred school's boundaries and commute in the interim? Know lots of folks who do that, at least initially. Don't worry. Like John and Paul said, 'There will be an answer…'

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  12. OMGosh! Are you busy or what?! I feel for you and my thoughts are with you. You'll do just fine. I know you will. Hang in there.When you do get back to blogging, check out my place, I've given you an award that hopefully you'll enjoy (no rush)!! Breathe…

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