We're 1 week in and I'm feeling:
All at the same time.
Let's face it, moving is always exhausting, there's no getting around it.
The overwhelming part comes from the fact that this stuff has been in storage for a year...or longer.
And the fact that we're missing key pieces of furniture, such as a couch, but have way too many other pieces of furniture, such as 4 media cabinets. In NYC they were not all used as media cabinets, one was for the TV essentials, one was for the computer/printer, one was for an entryway storage unit and the other was in the spare bedroom just holding extra clothes and sheets and what have you.
But still...what the hell are we going to do with 4 media cabinets?! And goddamnit why don't we have a couch?
Not that I don't know the answer...we purged all of our furniture that wasn't worth storing, the futon was one piece not worth storing....but here we are with this big house and no couch!
And we're striving to not purchase anything new until we really know what we have, but obviously we need a couch!
The happy and hopeful come from the fact that we're finally done moving.
Australia was totally worth it and I recommend such an experience to anyone who is ever presented with the opportunity, but holy hell I'm glad it's done.
I'm happy to be settling down and hopeful that this is going to be where we start our official life together =)