Well, after what seemed like a gazillion appraisals and countless delays, we FINALLY closed on our house! We were able to move in as scheduled this past Saturday and rent from the sellers until we closed. I was so blown away by how much help we had Saturday morning. Good thing I had so much to do because if I stopped to think about it even for a second I would get all choked up. Driving the U-Haul MYSELF to our house pretty much took my mind off it! I’ve never really been on the receiving end of such service and I can’t even describe how it feels. To know that we have such great friends here just really touches me. So I have to say thank you to each and every person who showed up to help us: Joel, Mike C., Mike & Jessica, Jonathan, Joe Miller, Ray Miller, Brandon Miller, (none of whom are related, coincidentally), Drew & Megan, Spencer M., Marty M., Casey, Devin, Nick, Jason G., Matt B., Jim, Steve, and Ryan. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! We seriously could not have done it without you. And a HUGE thank you to all who called or emailed offering to help watch Summer, help clean, help pack, etc. You know who you are, and even if I didn’t take you up on your offer, please know it meant the world to me that you even took the time and offered.
Derrick’s mom also decided to come the day before we moved and help get things ready. I pretty much just passed her Summer and said, “See me at bedtime!” It was so nice of her to come and it was a huge help.
So, we are all moved in and almost completely unpacked. Almost. We love it so far, even though it’s taking some time to get used to living in a new space. As a “Welcome Home” present to us, our kitchen sink clogged. Ok, well, I put a bunch of rice in the disposal apparently is a huge no-no. Who knew? Luckily, we are blessed to know a super awesome handy guy who came to our rescue and <strike>made a huge mess</strike> fixed it for us. I have a feeling that won’t be the last house call Greg makes for us.
Now comes the fun part: painting! I have lots of projects already on my list and can’t wait to get started!