Yep, the move was like a never ending task.. It didn't pay having 2 weeks to move into the new place and feel it helped with my psyche, thats for sure... uggh.. I think H and I must of loaded up our SUV's like 2 times a day for almost 2 weeks.. yep.. craaaaazy huh?
Then when it came down to the day of the move (Friday) I had a truck (UHAUL) all ready to go and a friend that was helping us offered his trailer instead.. I didn't know he had a trailer but he was very adament to just allow him to use his and his brother will help as well.
Soo... I cancelled my killer deal on a 17ftr for 29 bucks and waited for them.. To OUR Dismay they pulled up in a small garden type trailer with ply wood for sides.. you know the type right?
So what should of been like maybe 2 hours loading our frig, w/d bed/ dressers, ET Center, Huge Amoire, large leather couch, Pier one fat cushy indian chair with ottoman, gas confection oven, large 1950 bbq that looks like a big silver bullet, rattan table, and thats about it, all that took them about 5 trips~~~~~!
So, what should of been a short amount of time ended up an all day thing.. it was kinda funky.
don't get me wrong, I totally appreciate their help but I really thought they were coming with a big hauler...
I even asked if I can just go get the truck since I didn't realize it would take so many trips. *plus H was lookin kinda tired...* but at that point H was like, "nah, forget it, will just make this work..." and that was that.
So to make matters worse they dug a huge rip into my kitchen floor moving the huge double wide Kenmore Elite Refrigerator and that was just crazy.. I mean its like all crinkled up in a huge area..
I asked H how that happened and he didn't have a clue.. He said his frig is on wheels..
I know the guys that helped us are mountain men but maybe a little too country.. ? dunno.. Great guys, just not very gentle with things.. H and them are 3 pea's in a pod. let me tell ya.. not good for the stuff...
Then they get over here and i'm waiting for them to return and cleaning the entire house up, *yep, I got stuck cleaning that house anyway.. and my sister came thru bigtime! she has a new carpet cleaner and we cleaned the heck out of that carpet.. the place looks great.*
So they get over here and even though we measured the area where the frig would go, I didn't remember nor did H, to measure the area that walks you into the kitchen thru this little isle way..
Well the frig didn't fit at all and they scratched my floor here trying to get the old one out! And it was a dinosaur too..
so this one wasn't too bad as far as aesthetics goes but still, H had to glue it down and make it hidden.(did a good job too..)..
So thats what I meant about laughing or you'd cry kinda move.
And then most of our stuff is still in boxes in the garage.. but we are at least up and running with the main stuff.
H set up our livingroom beautifully and I decorated after him.. and he put the kitchen together and I got my book shelves all in place in the bedroom.. the yard is exquisite..
I have it looking so pretty.. and the doggies are happy now that we connected more fencing for them to run under the carport and along side the backyard.. we have a nice 2 car garage but also a carport along side the back of the house with a huge driveway that runs the whole length of the house in the back.. kinda weird but really cool.. and the cyclone fence lines the backyard *(decent size but has all my s/p gravel and dogs don't really like that..)in the circle of the driveway.. inside of it.. if that makes sense.
So we have our frig in the garage, which isn't too bad since the garage is very nice and insulated and clean but still a drag... I went today and bought a small one for inside the kitchen to put on a table in the frig area.. just big enough for the basics.. milk, butter, water, soda, you know.. so we don't always have to take those extra 10 steps..
And...we finally got our phone and internet set up yesterday.. yep, didn't work til then so we were on our cells only.
Still no cable and may not get it at all now. We can do netflicks on our bigscreen that has wireless connection and we can get the basic channels so we're good.
Overall, we are doing ok. Both of us are so tired and tore up we just moan and groan as we pass each other by in the house but the house is so nice. what a nice change..
and the central air is working now that H went under the crawl space and adjusted a few things that were broken.
He is pretty talented.. and i'm very grateful for that.
Oh yeah, I was going to share the tools i used.. Well when he would get short with me I would just firmly say how that tone made me feel and I would appreciate it if he wouldn't talk to me like that. Most times he would say he didn't mean anything by it or just apologize and say he's just tired or in pain. and i'd remind him, i'm in pain too but I don't talk to you that way or take it out on you and its not ok. You have to really make up your mind to talk to me differently when your not feeling good.
He said he'd work on it but then it happened again. finally on Saturday I was too tired to put up with the irritated mood swings (which I understand; its just not ok with me..) and I loaded up the dogs and drove about 45 minutes to 5500 ft elevation and found the most amazing lake ever!
We had a blast! The dogs were runnin around all crazy, swimming, I was meeting so many nice people, roaming the countryside nearbye the lake and just really taking it all in. I was gone for like 5 or 6 hours and didn't evenknow it.. oops... my bad.. ;p
I didn't have cell reception either so H was really worried. I didn't plan on doing that, it just was one of those last minute thiings.
When I finally got reception, I called and he said.."Where the hell did you go? I said the lake way up high elevation... and he said he called the police and they are looking for me.. oh great.. thats all I need right?
I had the best day ever and lord knows I needed it just to get out of the stressfulness of the move and back to whats important.. enjoying life..
and I lost track of time.
I apologized and brought home dinner and he was upset but was more glad that I was ok.. He didn't stay upset long and was fine by bedtime.
but after that he mellowed out and it kinda helped switch gears for both of us..
I told him we both need to go to that lake and how awesome it is..
We'll be going there together soon..
So now I sit in my swivel rattan chair in the backyard looking at so many stars in a very secluded area here and I couldn't be happier with our decision to move here.. It's a lot noisier thats for sure.. Crickets and more crickets..
but basically thats about it.. overall, its still Gods Country and really pretty.. just closer to everything..
Thank You Dear God for helping us get here..
It was a good thing to do.. even if we got a few bumps and bruises along the way..
Sister is a mile away and i'll say good bye to my congregation this week and join her on sunday..
well thats it for this chapter of my book of life.. on my move. more tools are in the works here, just too tired to share or think of them at present.. its a process.. i'm growing every single day.. so thats good huh?
love ya guys and thanks for all your support.. boy am I so sore!