Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Big Move

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 and my Dad, who came over to see the house, visiting on our front porch.   It's already starting to feel like a home.


Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Wow...I **HATE** the move-out..but I wlwyas used to **LOVE** the move-in! Everything in it's place..everything "old" looking "new" again! The house is darling! and I love the porch..what a wonderful thing for the both of rest and know you all did good!

Kaye said...

I'm betting you'll be spending lots of time on that porch. It all looks lovely! Take your time unpacking and savor your new home.

Joan J said...

I love your new house, and I know you'll be making it into a wonderful home. And I am jealous of your great front porch! I'm sure you'll spend a great deal of time out there.

Bless this house, O Lord, we pray,
Make it safe by night and day;
Bless these walls so firm and stout;
Keeping want and trouble out;
Bless the roof and chimney tall,
Let thy peace lie over all;
Bless this door that it may prove
Ever open to joy and love.