I have so much to blog about, and so many things to share but all I have the energy for right now is a quick touch-in post. In the final days leading up to our move the conversation in our house pretty much went like this.
Jay would hold up something and ask what we should do with it. Without even casting a glance in the direction of what he was holding up I would say "throw it out." Or I would hold up something and ask what we were doing with it and without casting a glance Jay would say "we're keeping that."
Now that we have moved into our new home the conversation has changed. Our most used phrase now is "have you seen ____?" You can fill in the blank with any number of things. Use your imagination. The more urgently an item is needed the better hidden it seems to be.
The move itself went off without a hitch. The day was beautiful, so we didn't have to worry about our stuff getting wet as it was packed into the house. I was the first to arrive. I pulled up to the gate at The Cottages at 10:30.
Kellen, Rebekah and Anton were all here to help, and we couldn't have done it without them. It was a long, exhausting day but by the end of it we had all the boxes where they should be. (Please note I am not saying they were all unpacked; they were just in the rooms they needed to be in to be unpacked.) The biggest job was getting the things meant for storage down into the crawl space. We had people above handing things down to the ones in the hole. We kept trading jobs so the people down below could get a break from being hunched over. It was back breaking work.
The only things the movers broke were two floor lamps. I didn't like them anyway, and now they have to replace them, so I think that worked out quite nicely. I am guessing that when the movers unloaded the box labelled "Kitchen cooking pans and fibre" they were thinking more along the lines of All Bran than spinning fibre.
The past few days have gone by in a cardboard induced haze, but I am happy to say that as of today we are pretty much unpacked.
Our house is surrounded by some lovely flowers and bushes, some of which I am not familiar with. I thought I would start a mini plant identification project on my blog. I'll post pictures of the ones I'm not sure about, and hopefully some of you will be able to tell me what they are. I want to start with this plant. It is beautiful, and is in full bloom right now. The hummingbirds love it - every time I am outside I see them hovering around the bright red flowers.