Why don’t you have some toast with your mac-n-cheese: Adventures in moving

Monday was my last day at work here in Tecumseh. The week was a much needed blessing for me. I spent the time doing many things: resting, packing, grieving my patients and friendships, reading…oooohhhh and I got a massage!!! A long ago gift certificate from a wonderful friend that I had yet to use and it was heavenly!

Today, though the “packers” came from Mayflower. Now. Adam had already met them when he had gone to get me boxes, paper and tape and warned me that they were very nice but not what I may expect. Hmmmm? When we found out it costs $2000 to store our stuff for a month we decided I would pack AS MUCH AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE ON OUR OWN before they got here today to help save. My employer is covering up to a certain amount but eh! $2000, that’ll put ya’ over quick! Back to the packers….they were very nice. There were four of them and we decided to have them pack only breakables; dishes, pictures, etc but in our house that is A LOT!

I need to go back and elaborate a little more on why Adam said they may not be what I would expect. The only reason I can imagine why is that they kind of remind me of the people that work at the carnivals at county fairs….got me? But they were so nice, complementary about how they loved our house, very courteous, and man were they fast.  2 1/2 hours and they were done! Bam. Over. Just goes to show that you NEVER judge a book by its cover! I asked if they wanted to come decorate our new house.

Even the "someday we'd love to have a baby" baby stuff is packed. And yes, the crib is together. We put it together and even made the bed with a crib set my sister gave us from Calissa Jo for when we were showing the house...and yes, I did cry when we made the bed. Pathetic as it is.

This move is a little more tricky than I wish because we are having to pack for several different things. First, the realtor’s home that we will be staying in the month of October is not available yet so we will be staying in a hotel this next week so we are packing for a week for then. Then we need to pack only what need for the next month….what is NOT to go on the Mayflower truck Monday morning. Then there is a list of things that cannot go in any of the boxes that Mayflower takes that I guess just comes with us to the realtor’s house….like propane, 9 gallons of paint and Miracle Grow (yay).  I bought groceries yesterday and specifically tried to stay away from perishables BUT forgot about things that require other things to be cooked. Like….a toaster to make toast as I casually told Adam he could have toast for breakfast. Or pasta (hmmm, no pots!). Just so you know, the realtor’s house is fully stocked and has all of these necessities…thank goodness!!!

Our living area after the 4-man tornado hit it. (let's face it, when ever people can get THAT much done that fast I am just plain jealous!)

Oh, and this was really fun. Tonite Holly, our escape artist dog once again dug her way out underneath the privancy fence and it is because of this that when our fence at the new house is built there will be a tunnel of concrete installed under it (yes, our backyard will kind of be like a mini-alcatraz for dogs!!). As usual, we went after her. Adam did it this time and found her sopping wet with what else…..smelled like sewer or something equally fun. Being as efficient as I am trying to be I have only left out two towels for us. Anyways, thanks Holly for using up both of our towels for drying after we spent who knows how long bathing you.

Our disaster office....note the computer screen is on the Mayflower website list of "what you cannot pack" and look at all the paper and files I need to get through.....aaaaaggggghhhhh!

Next up: I guess a big truck/semi thingy will arrive here bright and early on Monday to take our stuff. Except what we need for next week, the next month and the list of what they said they will not take….I’m going to ask them if they are interested in Holly because she is up for grabs after tonite. Adam is working Monday so I guess I’ll just be here in the house by myself with the dogs and all of those papers to sort through and the computer as that stays with us (that goes in the we need in the next month pile you see, just to keep you straight). I won’t have any furniture, though but we are keeping our guest room queen mattress for the next month so we will have that.

And, then….Tuesday morning at 9am: appointment at the attorney’s office to officially sign over this home to it’s new family! xoxo

2 thoughts on “Why don’t you have some toast with your mac-n-cheese: Adventures in moving

  1. Congratulations-you did it without loosing your stuff…..LOL
    I only heard from you once this week which tells me you are coping. Let me ask- did you keep out enough ducks ???????Cause you may need them this next month. LOL LOL

  2. I wanted to call my mom a whole lot more than that but didn’t have the time!!! Adam will vouch that I said plenty of times….I wish Mom was here.

    And, crap!!! No, as I packed each room, in the box went the duck that was in that room! I do still have that hilarious one from the hotel, though!

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