"I hold on to You for dear life, and you hold me steady as a post..." Psalm 63

Sunday, July 18, 2010

another week closer...

It's been months since we started preparing for this move.  This Saturday at 9 am it will finally happen...I'm so done with it all!  We've spent days this week cleaning up the new house and working on the last minute details that need finished before next Saturday.  Both houses look like a disaster area...but at least the new one is clean! 
Mom and Emma spent hours washing windows

{Merry Maids}

Mom decided the leaves needed to be blown off the roof...

Dad and I did alot of running to Lowes {we're thinking of asking the people at Lowe's if they want to be part of the family}for one of these...

and one of these..

and another one of these...

 and we spent alot of hours on the phone trying to
switch everything over to the new address.  

 I forgot how much is involved in moving...it's CRAZY!  I'm so thankful that both of my parents have been helpful with all of the details throughout the process.  It's a bonus that they know the interworkings of the house...like what to do if the electricity goes off and you can't get your car out of the garage w/the electric door opener, and how to find the fuse that tripped in the bathroom.

Even though it's been a long week and it feels like the process is endless, we have tried to have some fun and laugh a little throughout the long days.  Best laugh of the week goes something like this:

Extreme heat.

A can of "Fix-a-Flat" in my car

alot of yellow rags

and a permanent hole in the ceiling which protrudes to the outside of the car..
making a large "wart" on the roof.

 Yellow goo exploded all over the interior of my car.  The bottom of the can blew off completely, shooting something or other up to the roof, taking off the light on its way and embedding itself into the interior fabric of the ceiling.  A really freakish accident and an absolute mess!  It took about an hour to clean up all of the yellow...and hopefully my insurance will cover replacing the light and inverting the wart.  We marveled over and over how strange it was...it ticked me off at first because it made the car look really crappy!  But, I got to thinking how bad it could have been if someone had been in the car for some reason - it would have killed them!  So, based on that thought, I've decided that it really was funny...inconvenient timing, ridiculously inconvenient, but no one was hurt and it gave us a break from cleaning in the house! 

Be forewarned: 
If you have a can of Fix-a-Flat in your car because you think you're prepared for an unexpected emergency, you might want to store it somewhere else.  It makes no sense, I know -you'd think that is exactly where you'd want to keep it- but inless you carry some kind of lock box in your car, I wouldn't. 

Today we're enjoying a day of much needed rest...then we're back to it tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day, and the next and the next...the end is in sight, thank the Good Lord!

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