You may remember a few months ago, when a frequent theme of my blog was "when will this baby come?". Now, however, we are finding our patience tested again as the completion date for our kitchen remodeling keeps getting pushed back. Originally it was supposed to be this past Monday, but then last week they called and said it would probably be this Friday or Saturday. So, we planned to move early next week. We even booked a moving company.
But, it seems plans are meant to be changed. We called the kitchen people again this afternoon to confirm and now they said it will not be ready until next Wednesday or Thursday. We will then need to leave a day in the middle to clean before we can actually move.
Zaogao! (That's Asianese for "shucks" or "oh dear" or "oh man!").
The most "zaogao" part of it is that we are basically packed up here at home--almost everything is already in boxes or trunks, awaiting the move that we thought was going to happen three days ago. We saved out things we still need but everything is very "luan qi ba zao" (literally "at sixes and sevens" . . . i.e. messy.) Um, is this a post or an Asianese lesson?
Anyway, it looks like we're going to have to live with the mess for a few more days. I feel at this point like I did waiting for Christin--I'm not going to believe it actually will happen until it is all said and done! No use getting my hopes up! I almost don't believe the kitchen people that it will happen next week--I should just be prepared to wait another two weeks or so.
On the bright side, the new apartment looks great and everything is done--including curtains--that we can do before moving in. Patience, patience! We'll keep you posted . . .