Ok so where did we leave off…ah yes, driving BACK down to the coast 3 hours, which we had just driven the evening before. Good times. It definitely was not boring though, because we almost drowned in the rainstorm! This was the kind of rain where your wipers don’t do anything and you cannot see the cars in front of you so everyone has on their flashers and some people have pulled off the road until it stops. (Totally aware that was a massive run on sentence.) Except it didn’t stop. It rained like this for 2 of the 3 hours of the trip, and the other hour was just steady rain. Talk about stressful. I was a nervous wreck, wondering if we were going to go off the road (we hydroplaned momentarily about three times) and wondering if the moving truck would crash. Bobby has gotten a lot better, but let’s just say his driving scares me to begin with, so him driving in the rain was double scary for this girl! It was not a fun drive to say the least.
We finally made it to the house and I was exhausted. We immediately started unloading Bobby’s car. We figured we would have an hour or so before the movers arrived so we were in no hurry. I even went inside to take more pictures. Isn’t this the second time I didn’t help unload? I believe it is!
did I mention on top of all the rain we couldn’t see out of our windows to change lanes because we had so much crap piled into the car? Awesome.
About 20 minutes in, we got a call from the movers saying they were at the front of the neighborhood needing directions. Yikes! We quickly tried to hurry and unload the rest of the 4Runner so Bobby could move his car out of the driveway. This was probably about oh about 4:30 or so. They only sent two of the four men down with the truck. One of them started saying they may not finish unloading tonight and would have to come back Monday. Um…EXCUSE ME?!? No way in HECK is THAT happening. Our bed, washer, dryer, and refrigerator were loaded close to the front and we HAD to have that stuff of course. So, I start getting nervous all over again. Haven’t I had enough for one day? One week? One month? One YEAR?!? They were moving SO SLOW and I was having none of it so I told Bobby to go into the truck to help, and I carried what I could. I also told them to put the boxes in the garage instead of the room labeled on the box and I would move them where they needed to go. After awhile, it got dark and we got hungry. Bobby gets whiny and useless when he is hungry, so I took a timeout and drove a couple miles up to Subway and got us dinner.
We had finally unloaded the truck except for the big stuff (desk, washer, dryer, refrigerator) and what do you know, my lucks trikes AGAIN. Even with the door off, they were NOT going to fit. So, they had to pull around to the front of the park, unload from there, walk all the way around, and go through the front door, which we STILL had to take off to get them to fit. We also had to take off the doors of the laundry room and office to get the other pieces into their respective rooms. By this point I was exhausted and just ready to go to bed. I was so sore and my feet were killing me from going up and down the wood stairs all afternoon long. They FINALLY finished at 9:00 pm and said they would be back tomorrow with the rest of our stuff. I was unhappy with the move and the movers, I know you can expect a few scuffs and scratches but they were EVERYWHERE. Every door frame, wall, ug. I am going to have to do some major touching up.
Here is what we would have to face in the morning…
not so sure about all this (or maybe I just really needed a shower and could smell myself?)
But we can do it!
We fell into bed and slept very soundly!
Looking just as tired the next morning…..
The next morning, my parents came with my babies! They loved running around smelling every inch of the house. We measured windows and went to Lowes to buy blinds for the windows and stain for the fence we were going to paint as well as some outdoor lights and plywood for the attic. $1000 later, Bobby and my dad headed back to put up blinds and wait on the movers while mom and I ran to Target and picked up lunch.
I am so good at photographing, and NOT helping, huh?
My hero, my dad, hanging my blinds. Word has it he couldn’t get out of bed the next morning he was so sore…luckily he didn’t have to go to work because of this epic party we have called Mardi Gras…
sweet mom setting up lunch
When we got back the movers showed up and it only took about thirty minutes to unload the rest. The garage is now full. yikes.
aaaannnddd look what I got! so happy.
more pictures of the madness…
My mom helped me unpack the kitchen while the boys hung blinds. My parents left and we spent the rest of Sunday hauling boxes upstairs and trying to find things (which is impossible.) Bobby went to work Monday, and I spent all of Monday and Tuesday unpacking and it’s still only about half done. Wednesday I decided to make cupcakes because I was tired of boxes.
I sent some with Bobby to work the next day, because I didn’t realize the box would make so many, HA! I finally got internet Thursday night and played catch up online yesterday. Today I am going to meet a friend for lunch while Bobby goes to a work function, and tomorrow we are trying out a new church, which I am excited about! Ready to meet new people!
If you made it this far kudos to you, I know I started rambling. A few things to look out for coming up soon…
1.) a giveaway!
2.) a review of Jillian’s 6 weeks to 6 pack DVD I just got. I did level one yesterday and am SO SORE!
3.) pictures of the house a little more…er…set up (that will come tomorrow!)
For now, it’s a beautiful Saturday in the 70’s here and I am going to go sit outside with Bobby and drink some coffee!
QOTD: What is your favorite kind of cupcake?