Tuesday, June 22, 2010
New Home for the Johnstons!
It all started on Thursday. Jarrod and I had boxes and a grill in our vehicles when we pulled up to our new place to receive the keys. We wandered the place with the landlord, checking out things and seeing how many flying termites had died everywhere. :-) Once the landlord left, Jarrod helped me carry all of my boxes in and get the grill situated. Jarrod went back to work and I started cleaning. I vacuumed the entire place, thanks to a vacuum that comes with the condo. When I had most of the little buggy wings cleaned up, I started unpacking. Most of the boxes I brought over were kitchen stuff, so I got to unpack and put things where I wanted them.
Sunrise on Second Street (my new favorite!), and went back for more. The second trip included instruments, clothing, and other boxes. By the time I had to get back to work in the afternoon we had moved ALL of the boxes and "stuff" from our old apartment. All that was left was furniture. I did spend some time at the new place unpacking what I could, organizing closets, and making sure the kitchen was the way I wanted.
Saturday was Jarrod's-a-Rock-Star Day. I hope you celebrated, because we sure did! At 9am Jarrod had a crew of 4 AWESOME men from our church help load the cargo van, minivan, SUV, and trailer with everything that was left at our old apartment. The men then moved everything into the new place and were completely done by 11:30am! Of course this just began the frustrating and exhausting journey of unpacking, moving things around, hanging pictures, deciding where things go, etc.
On Saturday, Sunday, and Monday Jarrod and I hung our cross wall, pictures, and curtains, organized our books, did a lot of laundry, and are making the condo feel much more like home.
As you can see from above, at least Sophie and Lucy are happy. No idea where Oliver is... ;-)