Sunday, December 21, 2008

we're here - we're safe - we're tired

We have had such a whirl wind last week. We were able to pack up the house (couldn't do it without help). Friday turned out to be the longest day. I had to pick up Chuck at the airport and then off to pick up the last moving truck. Hurried home to meet our helpers (a MANY thanks to the help) so we could start loading the truck. Let's just say...we have tons of stuff (note to self...work harder at getting rid of things). We had to run and sign papers Friday afternoon. While we were doing that, my dear friend "K-Sue" came and rescued my kids from the chaos and took them to her house. We had some difficulty getting all the things in the truck and there is no way we could have fit that last bit of furniture so...thanks for taking it my local friends.

One of the biggest issues was trying to figure out how to get our big lawn tractor and play set on the truck. We were able to get the play set on the truck and we had to borrow a trailer to get the tractor here. That turned out to be a larger project than we anticipated. But all said and done...we got our stuff here.

We stayed at K-Sue's place on Friday night and that was a HUGE blessing (she even fed us a FANTASTIC meal). At times like this, the help from friends mean so much. We really couldn't have done this with out all of the help that we have had. The packing, loading, cleaning, feeding, kid watching...the list goes on. And now that we are on this end. We have help from our new friends. It is hard to on the receiving end of all the help.

A quick update on the house that we put the offer on...it is on the verge of being a short sale so we have to be patient to hear if the bank has accepted our offer. It would help to find out if we are unpacking here or waiting until the next place.

Well...we are off to the store to find some food. It is COLD here. It will be 8 degrees tonight. When we left our last place, it was 80. BIG difference.

20 comments:

Melissa said...

Sooooo glad you are there safe and sound. Love, love, love the couch and loveseat! Thanks so much!

Marilyn said...

Got the phone message. Glad you have this posted. So wonderful that you have such wonderful, giving friends at BOTH ends.
Keep warm...shop for warm clothes tomorrow.

Stacia said...

So glad that ya'll made it (ya'll is southern for you guys and you'll need to begin using it now). You'll have to pull out your old, southern girl joke... How's my fanger like a lemon pie? It's got my rang on it... do you remember that? Merry Chrismtas. I can't wait to hear of the famous people you see around there.

K-Sue said...

Temps are dropping here tonight but it was definitely all of 80 degrees Friday while the truck was being loaded up. Hard to believe we'd think that was a cool day in midsummer.

I am so glad you already have friends there. Arriving in a new place can be daunting. Praying for a quick decision on your house offer.

Darren LeBlanc said...

Thanks for posting. Glad things are going well. Love you guys.

Permission to Mother said...

I've been thinking of you....

Lee and Bev said...

THANK YOU, LORD! How gracious of our God to enable everything to be packed up, cleaned up, traveled up...and the faith journey goes on - waiting for the next place, huh?

fitncrafty said...

Wishing you the best.. Glad that you all are all together for the holidays...

Looking forward to hearing some news about your new house!

Wife to the Rockstar said...

Glad you are there safe and sounds. I am tired just thinking of all of it. And I get to do it in 3 weeks!

8 degrees????????? YIKES.

Homegrown Schoolhouse said...

It's 8 degrees here too!!! I am glad to hear you made it safely. Moving is such a whirlwind experience- glad you survived and had lots of help!

ScienceGeek said...

It's so nice to hear from you. It's hard for me to believe that you're all in a new state now. I'm so thankful that you're all together, and so grateful to God for getting you there before Christmas, as was our prayer! We will continue to pray for you to get settled. Enjoy that cold weather (we'll likely be in shorts again on Christmas!) Maybe we'll see you in person again some day (we have family in that state!).

Christy said...

I've been waiting to call, because I KNOW how stressful it is to move during Christmas. When you have a free minute (ha, ha) let's catch up. The new house? Need details!

Ginny said...

I am so glad you made it! I can't wait to hear about your new house.

Crystal said...

Excited for you family!!!! Merry Christmas!!!!

Tiffany said...

I've been hoping you would blog soon. I'm so glad everything has gone so well. Enjoy the new climate!

cindy said...

Glad you made it safely...enjoy your Christmas as a family!

DebiH. said...

Welcome to your new home! Have a very Merry Christmas week! We will miss youand your girls here !

Sandee said...

8 degrees!? How do you live in 8 degrees. I am guessing that will be a white Christmas.

Sean and Lisa said...

Cris,
Thanks for posting! Been thinking and praying for y'all! LOL!
Enjoy your cold but wonderful Christmas!!
Hugs,
Lisa

Susan said...

Welcome to winter...with it SO cold, it would be fun to have a white Christmas to go with it. Praying for God's continued grace and settling, as you way to get really settled in your NEW house. So, glad God has blessed you with a new place to call home that you are excited about!!