Just after lunch, the truck arrived. We all ran to see the massive 26ft long truck. I felt light-headed just looking at it and the amount of stuff we had to put in there. Then, Johnathan informed me that one of his friends was coming to help load the truck. My burden was suddenly manageable, the sun was brighter and the mood lifted tenfold. I was thrilled, not just to have another hand at this daunting task, but, also to have a friend around while we spent our last days in Sioux Falls.
The day couldn’t have gone any faster and smoother than it did, my Grandma and Sarah came over to clean and continue packing in the house. There was bearly a squabble amongst us thanks to our friend, we listened to upbeat music, teased, and laughed together. I couldn’t have asked for a better day. We worked from noon until 9 pm, and we were tired-but not done. We had probably filled 3/4 of the truck and Landon, (who was the one who did most of the strategic placement and organizing of the boxes and furniture) was starting to wonder whether or not we would fit it all in.
They were best buddies
Boys will be boys!
Ahh, those dressers were no easy task, but they managed!
Landon, Tetris Master.
We officially have a countdown of 10 days! That means we actually have to start putting everything into boxes, securing it with tape and taking them into the garage to be able to load into the truck, which will be coming 3 days from our departure. My head was beginning to swim with the number of things that had to be bubble wrapped, packed and taped. I was stepping on tape and bubble wrap everywhere from unsuccessful packings and forgotten items. Benjamen did, however, love the amount of bubble wrap or “poppies” as he called them, that was at his fingertips. You were lucky if you could walk through a room without tripping over either boxes or bubble wrap.
There are last minute decisions in my life all the time, I plan outings spur of the moment, I babysit last minute, My family of 10 have left on a cross-country 2-week vacation with a 24hr notice. So, I am very used to changes and last minute decisions but this will be the fastest course of action I have seen yet. These next days will go by in a blur of boxes, stress, sweat, tears, and change.
On October 10th we received a call from our realtor, there was a family that wanted to look at our house the following morning. So we quickly got the house ready for a showing that night and went to bed. They came in the early morning and we all left to go have breakfast at Burger King and few blocks away. We were almost finished eating when my dads’ phone rings which is a normal occurrence so nobody pays any attention to the call that will change everyone’s lives. My dad hangs up the phone and says “they want to move-in November 1st.”
Hello, to all who read this blog! As you all know I have not been very active on my bog in the last year. I am, however, going to give consistent blogging another try. If you know me personally you will probably know that my family and I moved away from my home of 18 years. We are now residing in California about 30 minutes from Sacramento. So I am going to try to be very diligent in blogging. Especially, for my friends and family who I left behind and would like to know what we are up to.
Please comment and nag on me if I haven’t put a post up in a week or more!