Originally Posted by MPsSweetie
How is it working out? We are trying to figure out something like this ourselves! Lol
It's getting there! Things are still nuts because we're slowly acquiring furniture and it's nice to finally get a place to put things away. And we also had some fairly major and annoying plumbing issues that delayed unpacking/settling in.
For nights, while DH is brushing teeth with DD, I nurse DS and wear/rock him to sleep, then lay him down in my/his bed. I bought a white noise machine this one!
and it really helps block some of the noise. DH reads books to DD while I'm with DS and soon after he carries her in and lays her down, and of course she's wide awake but most nights we can keep her quiet enough that DS doesn't wake up. He still wakes a bazillion times per night, and MOST nights it doesn't bother DD.
DH, OTOH, is sleeping on an air mattress in the living room because he snores like a buzz saw.
Seriously, I can hear him even with the noise machine, the space heater going, music in the background and my door closed....!!!!!
If anyone knows a natural remedy for snoring PLEASE let me know!!!
One thing that is bothering me is that my almost 3yo DD thinks we're in a hotel. She keeps asking about our "real house" and talking about things there back in Tennessee.
It's really small in here, and we have too much stuff that doesn't seem to have a home yet, but we're working on it. And even though I feel overwhelmed with STUFF, I still every day note things that I'm missing, things I need, wish I had, etc...it's tough. Doable, but tough sometimes. I REALLY enjoy the simplicity (or I WILL, once the air clears a bit and the dust settles.) I like emptying the dishwasher in three minutes. I love that I can vacuum the whole place so quickly. California is beautiful! It's so much more naturally-minded here than in Tennessee, so that is awesome!
I was hoping to blog about this whole experience, but I've discouraged myself about it (who'd really want to read it?) and I can't think of what the heck to call it. We still have no income, no job. But we're looking into business options. It's scary. Exciting, too.
ETA we bought an LG all-in-one washer/dryer combo that is working out GREAT. Granted, it doesn't have the capabilities of a traditional set, but for our use it's so wonderful to have. I don't have to leave the apartment to do the wash, I don't have to share with owners who have dog hair, dog pee/poo (they are house training a puppy), and who use Downey, Tide, etc, which I don't want near my cloth dipes. It's a great machine for a small/limited space.