Unrealistic expectations

We met with our builder’s construction manager this week and it got me excited all over again for our new home.

After going through all of the details and upgrades we bought, we drove over and saw the foundation going down.


Good news is, things should finally be picking up, and the framing should get started this week. Bad news is apparently there’s a shortage of construction workers after the housing crash of 2008 and the recent building boom. So the original estimated close date of mid-October may turn out to be mid-December. But let’s hope it doesn’t take that long.

For some reason I have all of these random ideals and unrealistic expectations tied to moving into a new home. They start out normal then get pretty extreme… For me.

When we move, I’m going to get new cute bedroom furniture. And a nice shag rug for the living room.

I want a Roomba, but I don’t want to use it on this old place. I’ll open it once we’re in the new house.

I’ll also start cleaning then.

Those cute little parties I keep bookmarking on Pinterest? Yea, I’m gonna throw one… Once I move.

That’s also when I’ll finally kick the kids out of our bedroom.

I’ll never miss a Sunday service, once we move.

When I move, I’ll actually use my kitchen.

And plant a garden.

And I’ll be nicer to my dog.

The list goes on.

Life’s gonna be great. In 2-4 months.


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  1. I have a really bad habit of making plans that I’ll start when we move, or when the kids are all in school (oh wait, I’m homeschooling), or after I do this or finish that. I spent so much time planning what I’d do when… That I forgot to DO! Not saying you have this problem, as you obviously do a lot, but that’s what your post reminded me of: my struggle to DO instead of PLAN. If you keep waiting for the perfect time to start working on that goal/project/change, you’ll be waiting forever.

  2. I have a bad habit of making those promises to myself as well. 🙂 It’s good to make a few, but it’s impossible to change everything!

  3. I had these unrealistic expectations of keeping the house clean once I became a SAHM. I even printed lists off what I’d do each day and had the lists laminated so I could check things off. Little did I know, I’d have a little one that required multiple doctor’s appointments a week, who eats every hour or two, and who will only nap if he’s held. LOL. Needless to say my to do list is never complete.

  4. Oh man…this sounds like my life. For us, we actually had our house finish construction a month early and it threw us way off!! I’m having to move twice in a month’s time! I, too, have things that will happen once we get in the new house…but I’ll just have to see how much of these things actually get done. Revel in the time you have to prepare!! Good luck!

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