Time for a moving update… I stay connected with a lot of my readers and friends through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram but some of you don’t follow my
misadventures life on those channels so today I thought I would give you an update on what I have been up to the past few days.
We have officially been in our new house in North Carolina for a week. We closed last Thursday and got our household goods delivered on Saturday. It has been a whirlwind ever since. But a good whirlwind.
Our new community can not handle semis on the curvy, steep roads so our belongings had to be unloaded into smaller Penske trucks and ferried from the entrance to our house. We had a team of 7 men who worked for hours getting 4 1/2 loads offloaded to the smaller trucks and then brought to our house. They were amazing.
I love my new front porch –d0esn’t it just scream “Come sit and say a spell?.
Moving is always a challenge when you have furniture that fits one house but maybe not the next one. We are making things work and figuring out what we need to still get rid of. We were so much more organized on this move plus we had really great packers who labeled everything pretty accurately (other than my pots and pans which I have not uncovered on Day 5 of unpacking –I suspect I will find them in the bottom of a teapot box).
As usual I have a lot of bruises and scrapes and somehow a lot of bug bites that I got when we had our first fire in our back yard. But it is all good. We are taking time out from the unpacking to enjoy the views and chill out a bit. We have deer that walk through the back and front yards all the time and it feels like we are living in a park.
This weekend our son Aaron and his girlfriend are coming and will bring Buddy and Holly back to us. It will be fun to watch them explore their new digs.
So that is a brief synopsis. Did everything go perfectly smoothly? No, of course not, but as always we are rolling with it and making the best of every moment. We are still trying to figure out our phones (I get absolutely no cell service here) and I feel a bit unconnected and am trying to adapt to using landlines again. But it is all good and I will be looking for the extraordinary in the ordinary. Thanks for stopping by today.
Update on the pan situation: I emptied all the teapot boxes and no pans. Nada. We took one more look in the garage and found a box buried clearly marked PANS and KITCHEN. Now how that ended up in the garage is beyond me but at least now I am well equipped for cooking. Life is good. And the teapots are all put away. 🙂