So we've been displaced by Sandy for almost a month, and I am ITCHING so badly to go home.
The time has flown by, but at the same time, it feels like it has been standing still.
I am so, so anxious to just get back into my house, and back into my OWN structure and routine.
We've been staying at my inlaws, and for the past several days, with my parents.
I am SO tired of living out of laundry baskets (the easiest item to just throw a lot of clothes into)and stopping home on occasion if there's something I want that pops into my mind.
I miss my closet and getting up and making coffee in my own kitchen.
My house is currently upside down and this weighs on my mind too, as I like things as neat and clean as possible.
I can also tell that it's stressful on our hosts, being a guest in their home. They've also recently had some other stressors thrown onto them in the form of another unexpected house guest.
DS is also for the most part, pretty bonkers, since he has not had a great deal of structure and routine, and also, he does not understand at all what is going on. He randomly tells people he misses his house, it's broken and he wants to go home.
For more stress, DH is totally motivated to begin the rest of the work to update our home we've talked about way before Sandy. He wants to put in a new kitchen, move our front door, knock down a wall in our living room and put in new windows and siding. His reasoning is that "there's no time like the present."
I go back and forth about this with him. Especially since it's now super cold out and I already feel so stressed out and on edge about not being home. Plus, this is not really a decision I feel like we've had TIME to plan for.........it's just basically been sprung upon us. I don't really like the idea of having to stay with our inlaws for an undetermined period of time. I have nothing against them, we get along great, but this weighs on my mind too.
We have some money saved though, and out of this tragedy in our area, DH has been doing excellent this past month, business-wise since he is a contractor, so the $$$$ for once is NOT the issue.
I know things could be so much worse (I say that in all my posts!) and contemplating doing work to improve your home is a nice problem to have, but I just really miss my old life and want things to be back to as normal as possible again.
Right now I am stuck in limbo and feel like we are never gonna get there.
What are your thoughts?
Have you ever been in a similar situation?
What did you decide to do?