Saturday, May 17, 2008

Fun with trucks

This morning we loaded the U-Haul. We had a great group of people, mostly guys admittedly, who came out to help. It was very obvious very quickly that we weren't going to get much more than half our stuff into the truck. I made some calls, found another truck....this time Budget and IN TOWN, even if almost twice the price of the off I went to pick up my second moving truck in two days. And soon after returning to the house, it was loaded too. One will go to the storage unit and one will go to the apartment. Not a bad deal.

I now sit on the floor in an almost completely empty house. We still have our internet and wireless router hooked up so we're not all the way stranded. M and I will be sleeping on the floor tonight though, as we forgot to hold out the air mattress. Oops. Braska has her Pack N Play and Mom has the mattress to a bed we're not taking. The garage has alot of stuff in it that is not going. At present I'm planning to return for a yard sale...that may change. Goodwill may get a call and offer for all of it.

I'm so very tired. So worn out from thinking about what goes where and managing to keep everyone busy. All our help was GREAT! They really went above and beyond. We did have one incident of heat stroke, one slight electrocution, and lots of paint fumes, but all are well at the end of the day. We couldn't have done it without you all!

Now we clean top to bottom. It's 7 pm and we've got a long way to go. I can't imagine we'll be actually ready to go by 11 in the morning. But we will. Somehow we will. And my only hope is that I get to sleep between now and then!!

Oh, and for those of you who empathized with my missing of Belle, thank you. She's going to be with them indefinitely. That's her new home. If things don't work out for them for any reason, they'll be calling me, but I think she'll be good. I miss her, and I'll miss her interaction with Braska too. But it was good she wasn't here today. She'd have gone nuts with all the people and action.


  1. Oh, hugs to you, RK. I am sorry to hear Belle won't be living with you anymore, but it sounds like she will have a great home. I am sure she will be much loved.

    TRY to get a little sleep at least. I am sending energy your way!

  2. I am so feeling for you right now. This brings up so many memories of moving. It's such a stressful time. I hope it goes smoothly for you from here on. The truck thing is always a challenge!

  3. Hey, I'm trying to think of something comforting and helpful to say, and not coming up with much. Mostly I'm just amazed at all the upheaval you guys have been through, and are still going through. I hope you get a moment or two to relax, and soon. Hang in there. I'm sorry about your dog, although it sounds like the best possible way to handle things.

  4. I agree with the fact that even though it's really hard, that it was probably handled the best possible way. so sorry for you.

    Ummm.....heat stroke, electrocution and paint fumes????? oh my gosh!

    I do hope you get things done in time to leave and time to rest before that happens. I feel tired thinking of it all. Something good is on the other end, though.

  5. I'm so sorry about Belle - that has got to be hard.

    Moving is rough, you are getting there. I'm sending you prayers and energy.

  6. We did it! Thanks for letting me help with the move.

  7. Way to go! I knew you could do it. Now hopefully you will have some down time to rest up. Don't tackle any major jobs for awhile. :)


  8. RK, I am getting to this late, so I pray that you are now settled into your new place and are starting to decompress a bit.
    Thinking of you!


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