Finally, finally the day(s) arrived! Hubby and I were up early Thursday morning to go and get our truck at Budget at 7am to start packing the condo. Except........we got there and they did NOT have a truck for us. The truck that was meant for us had no brake lights. (a minor inconvenience as far as I'm concerned!) They had a very cavalier attitude about it. After a bit of a hissy fit.......we walked out and called a different company (GOD BLESS PENSKE) and started packing.
Our poor condo looked like a storage unit filled with boxes.
After four hours, and lots of heavy lifting by me, Hubby and my absolutely wonderful daughter Jamie.....the condo looked like this:
And the truck looked like this:
My only regret is that I did not get a video of Hubby and Jamie squeeeeeeeeezing the old dilapidated couch out the condo door, sliding it down the stairs, and LOGROLLING it out to the dumpster! One of the funniest things I've ever seen!
The truck stayed at my son's house while Hubby and I stayed at the Marriott......ahhhhhhhhhh.............
And on Friday, after lots of signing of papers, we brought the truck here.........our new house!
God Bless my family and friends who came to help us move. I wish I'd taken pictures of them all. I have to give props to Jamie and Kara, who brought in both armoires, the boxspring and mattress, and also put the bed together! My brother John and sister-in-law Ruth were there to help me move for the second or third time in my life. And their daughter Laura "had so much fun!" helping us move!
Others came to help, but got there after the truck was already unpacked. Thanks to friends Sylvie, Kay and Jim and my son Doug. I wish I'd taken a picture of us all squeezed in amongst the boxes while we stood around with pizza and beer and sodas. It was so exactly what I pictured our move-in to be. Hubby made a toast to the family and friends who filled our kitchen!
Of course, Hubby sat around while Laura did all the work:
Only kidding......Hubby worked his butt off . I've never seen him so tired!
Our new home kind of looks how our condo did at the end...........full of boxes.........but we'll get them unpacked soon and make our new house look like a home.
And here's just a small sample of our pay-off.....me and my Dad, who came over to see the house, visiting on our front porch. It's already starting to feel like a home.