I will describe the last TWO days in these 4 words:
We moved yesterday and slept last night in our new place. We actually are STILL moving but got most of our stuff over there. I am actually at my old place right now since there is still internet here (no internet at our new house yet). Even the night before we moved, we were over at our new place until 3:30 am preparing it for all our stuff. We had to get some shelving in the garage for all our storage. I went and got a loft bed from someone off Craig's List and disassembled it, and carried it down 3 flights of stairs, then over to the new house, and up 1 flight of stairs and reassembled it with the help of two of my kids. I think we've been living on Ibuprofen quite a bit the last few days!
Then yesterday, we picked up my Wonderful sister and brother in law who flew up here for the day JUST TO HELP US!! How lucky a sister am I? I haven't seen her since I first started this lifestyle journey. Shortly after that, several friends and church members came and helped us move. We had 3-4 mini-vans being loaded one after the other, and 2-3 would make a trip to our new house while a group of others would stay to load more. The hubs was at the new house directing and unloading and I was here. They made the job SO much easier and we feel VERY blessed. We were not as prepared as I'd like to have been, but having so many helping hands really lightened our load.
One of my friends who's husband helped, even came over later at my new house with pizza for the kids and helped put stuff away. That meant SO much to me. And to see my sister and brother in law was the best! We took them to the airport early this morning... I only wish we had time to visit and do something fun with them, but their help and support means the world to us.
We have realized that WE HAVE TOO MUCH STUFF! Even with all our recent downsizing. We still have things to bring over and the fact is, it is NOT going to all fit. So I will be selling and giving away more. Even tonight, I'm over here selling our lawn mower and king mattress. It will seriously take some time to get everything put away and functioning at the new house - even to have meals, have showers, or do laundry... I mean, there are boxes everywhere! I really want to SIMPLIFY our lives and stick to the BASICS and what's MOST IMPORTANT. Yet, I do feel watched over and so blessed, even though it has been a hard move. Little things here and there have helped ease our load and I know where those blessings come from. LIFE IS GOOD!