February 22, 2010

Moving Monday!

I have excellent news to report - the move happened this weekend.  I will, therefore, not be going to prison for causing my husband harm. 

The bad news is that there are still no pictures.  Jay can't find his card reader so as many as I take it does me no good.  Yep, I'm ordering a camera off amazon today.

When my alarm went off at 7:00 Saturday morning I was excited to get things started.

"Its moving day - hurray, hurray!"

Jay mumbled that I was only enthusiastic because "all you have to do today is point and tell people where to put things."  A comment he later swears he doesn't remember.  I don't buy the I was asleep defense.

A friend and I scrubbed the house Saturday morning with high hopes to mop the floor, then go for a run while the floor dried.  We kept finding things that needed doing, so the run never happened.  My mom arrived around 11 to help, and my dad met Jay, my BIL, sister & their crew at the rental to pack up the UHaul.

Trip one in the UHaul truck (not the attachment, the biggest truck UHaul makes) we got most of the major furniture.  The girls continued cleaning while the guys went back to the rental house for round two. 

If I can for just a moment, I'd like to brag on what a great job my niece did helping out.  I had left a list of things for she and my sister to do at the rental while the boys were loading boxes, thinking that she would like a sense of helping out.  I figured she'd help for a few minutes, then get bored and move on.

Instead she packed up all my shoes, all my purses, then started matching the boys box for box loading up the truck.  All of that and she'll only be 6 in May. 

While most of the boxes didn't get unpacked Saturday, we did get all the furniture arranged properly and each box is at least in the room it will call home.

When I get free labor I use it - we were going pretty much all day and didn't stop until 8PM.  

I was in bed, fast asleep, by 9:30.  I woke up the next morning with a list already in my head of things to do, but Jay had went to bed later than me (as usual) and wanted me to stay in bed and snuggle him.  I might or might not have complied, falling asleep again and not waking up until well after noon.

We unloaded some boxes to reuse and headed back to the rental for one final trip in the UHaul.

You are certainly free to judge me - I 100% agree that its ridiculous that any two adults would have enough crap to need 3 largest truck UHaul makes trips to transport most of it.

That's right - we still have a little in the rental left to pack up.  Thankfully a trip or two in the car as we're cleaning the place up should finish the job.

The first room I wanna post pictures of is the guest bedroom.  We used a combo of things from his grandmother and from mine and made it the perfect farmhouse room. 

Hopefully I'll get pictures to yall before the end of the week.


  1. I can't wait to see pics!!!!!!!

    It must feel so good to be in your own house! :-)

  2. Excited to see what you do with your place...I LOVE farmhouses! Congrats =D

  3. WHOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I am sure you are sleeping better than a week ago :) can't wait to see pics!

  4. How exciting and remember take it one box at a time. Your niece sounds amazing...I bet her room is really tidy and neat.

  5. Yea!!! So glad y'all got the move over with. I know you're psyched!

    Can't wait to see the pictures!

  6. YEAH!!! So excited can't wait to see pictures!!

  7. Looking forward to seeing the pics! Glad you're finally making the move -- I know you've been looking forward to this for quite a while!

  8. Hooray! I can't wait to see pictures!

  9. CONGRATS!!! That is awesome! I can't wait to see pictures.

  10. Yay! So glad you managed to get it done ~ what a great feeling!! I'm so looking forward to pictures!

  11. yay, you're moved! I can't wait to see pictures!

  12. Congratulations! i can't wait to see pics!!! congrats congrats congrats!

  13. SOOOO excited for you!! I can't wait to see pictures! I bet you were so proud of your little niece ~ what a servant's heart!

    {As for your comment on my blog ~ you're right, most of us don't know it, & the David Crowder song you mentioned is SO good!}

  14. Yeah!!!! It sounds like everything went smoothly!

    I cannot wait to see pictures!!!

  15. Congrats on the move! The act of moving stinks IMO. But it's exciting all the same. Best wishes in your new place!

  16. YAY! I am so excited to see pictures. I love being in a new house!!!


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