Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Moving soon (I hope)


I admit, it was hard putting this little sign out in front of the house, but now I think we'll be replacing our FSBO sign soon with an official broker sign because the sooner we sell and get into a home closer to the kids' schools and activities, the better.  This is why . . . a glimpse into a typical day of insanity (i.e. my day today):

7:20am - drive Jr. High kids over to the school and back home again, total time in car = 30 min.

10:30am - drive myself over to the tennis club for my match,  run a PTA errand while in Sugarhouse, then back home again.  Total time in car = 55 min.

3 pm - pick up Caroline at school, take her to the tennis club for academy, run another errand, fill car with gas, drive back home again.  Total time in car = 60 min.

5:30 pm - drive to Skyline to pick up Ryan after lax practice, drive over to club to pick up Caroline, come back home, then drive kids to YW/YM.  Total time in car = 55 min.

That's 200 minutes of my life spent in the car!!!  Almost 3 1/2 HOURS - are you kidding me??  And the sad part is that this happens almost every day, every week of my life . . . . all told, I probably average about 12-14 hours in the car every week.  I am driving to Southern California every seven days - freak.

Therefore, we are moving to this house . . .


A comparison:  to accomplish all I did today from the new home would only take me a total of 45 minutes.  Yep, that's it, 45 minutes, which translates into 2 hours and 35 minutes of time that could be spent much more productively.  No wonder I can't get anything done around the house!

However, if I didn't do all that driving today I would have missed the spectacular sunrise in Little Cottonwood from the vantage point of Wasatch Blvd., some great discussions on NPR, singing along to my favorite music in the car, a conversation with Caroline about her day, and of course watching the sky turn my favorite color blue as the stars started to appear above the canyon on my drive home this evening . . . ahhhh.

But we're still moving and hopefully will get our home sold soon, and then conversations will take place around the dinner table like they should, the stars and sunrise will make their appearance over Mt. Olympus rather than Little Cottonwood, and my music and NPR will still keep me entertained and informed as always :-).

9 comments:

Marti said...

Wow. That IS a lot of time in the car! Congratulations on finding a new home. You'll have to let me know where it is, exactly.

Kristin said...

Holy Cow! No wonder you're so busy. I would go insane if I had to be in the car that much. Insane. I love the new house, so did you buy it already?
I'll come help you pack when you're ready. I'm. A. Pro. We move a lot...

cher said...

Even though I'm VERY conflicted about this one, I have to say that I feel so content and happy for you and your family. The home looks beautiful, and, well... right for you. Ahhhhh. xoxo

Screensiren said...

Good luck with the sale! I can't wait to see the new house this summer. In the meantime, do you have an audible account? On Mondays (my bad car day), I listen to a book and I also love to listen at night when I'm cleaning the kitchen.

Melissa said...

That's so exciting! (I would have moved a long time ago I think. I was never meant to commute. Anything longer than a 10 minute drive is too long for me.) Figuring out that you drive to southern California every week sure changes the perspective. Good luck!

Kristi said...

wow. That is a crazy amount of driving. You are a saintly woman!

Good luck with all things moving, I hope it's everything you need it to be. :)

Julie said...

The house is in Olympus Cove - directly across the street from the elementary school and a couple blocks up from the Jr. High, AND exactly 7 minutes to the club . . . HALLELUJAH!!

Keep your fingers crossed and send us a BUYER if anyone knows anyone who wants an awesome house just 10 minutes from the ski resorts :-).

Rachel, no I don't have an audible account, but I NEED one - I've bummed a few downloads off a friend in the past - guess it's time to just get my own account ;-).

Michelle said...

So fun to see a photo of the new house...I hope everything works out, and soon! We're excited to have you closer. I don't know how you have time to update your blog with all that driving!

Kelly said...

Wow! Looks like you have a lot of positive changes ahead! Congratulations on making such a simple choice that can so greatly enhance the quality of your life. Enjoy.