There was one minor detail that I didn’t tell you. I decided to move into our new apartment even though it was not quite finished. My husband asked me several times to reconsider this and my sister-in-law thought I was nuts, but I just felt like the more time I gave to the construction company the longer it took to get things done. I moved my family into an apartment that was still having walls painted, okay – so 1 wall was sort of still being built.
The day we moved I had 200 boxes, 3 giant plants, and every piece of furniture I own,(including my kitchen) all sitting in my living room. This plus 2 painters, 4 construction workers, 1 electrician, 1 man hooking up the gas and 2 men putting together my kitchen. It was not a pretty site, I can assure you. I cleaned and unpacked, clean and unpacked, cleaned and unpacked for 3 days straight all the time silently wondering if I had accidentally packed my brain away amidst all the boxes. (The only logical reason for moving my entire family into an apartment that was not finished.)
At the end of the 3 days time our apartment was miraculously finished!
An entire year of hard work following every detail of our home and we were finally home.