Well, this is it that last pile of boxes. Many of them are empty, but we have yet to get rid of them. I freecycled most of them. We don't have room to store them :( which is very unfortunate since we are only planning on staying in this place a year... Our garage can has been full since the day we moved in. Tomorrow is garage day - Woo Hoo, but I already have 3 full bags to put in it after it is emptied. Luckily our ward is have a clean up day on Saturday and will have dumpsters available at the church. I can't wait. After that we will only have 3 more boxes to unpack. They contain miscellaneous stuff of Rand's that he has yet to sort though. He has been busy working, ya know :)
It has been very interesting to try and squeeze the amount of stuff we had in a 1848 sq ft house with an unfinished garage and basement into a 1688 sq ft place with no garage or basement. We were so spoiled!
I thought about live blogging this move, but I was a little too busy unpacking to think about taking pictures and loading them onto the computer and taking time to blog. I am so lazy that way.Here are some of the highlights of the last 2 weeks:
*Arriving in Utah at 12:30 am and scrambling to find a place for the girls and us to sleep amongst the piles of boxes.
*Getting up at 6:00 am the next day to drive Rand to his first day of teaching, so he would have time to find his classroom and won't have to find a place to park.
*Arwen vomiting in the car just as we arrive at the University's parking lot.
*Stripping my 5 year old in the parking lot of the University at 6:30 in the morning.
*Meeting our landlady for the first time at 7am, looking gorgeous I am sure with my " I just drove for 8 hours, got no sleep" look with my naked 5 year old getting out of the car.
*Creatively finding places to store all of kitchen stuff in a much smaller kitchen
*Creatively finding places to store all the rest of our stuff in a much smaller house
* Did I mention that we have way too much stuff!
* Unpacking and unpacking and unpacking, day after day while we were all sick (Luckily only Arwen was vomiting, the rest of us were just coughing up lungs)
*Losing track of the day, the week, the month, What year is it again?
* Eating fast food for way too many days in a row.
*Walking to church - yep, the church just is 2 houses away.
*Going to Salt Lake City so Rand could be interviewed by a General Authority
*Stopping by IKEA on the way home
*Going to IKEA the next day to buy a table and a couch (An adventure in itself that deserves its own post... or 2)
*Finally figuring out what day it is and thinking that I was ready to get back to regular life and school for the girls on Monday.
*Noticing all of the learning the girls have done on their own while I have been unpacking and deciding to wait another day... or 2... or 3 to start back with school stuff... or maybe just call this an early summer vacation...
* Finally getting around to blogging about the move and thus putting off everything else that needs to be done before I can feel settled in.