Friday, May 30, 2014

Moving and packing and busyness.

So the last couple of weeks have been busy. Grandma was getting ready to move and Memorial Day was the day. So I have been hopping all over the place, trying to reorganize our house to fit in the stuff she was leaving behind, some of it anyway, and also driving her to different appointments and places in preparation for change.

Sunday, we got some of the last few things packed up, and Monday, Victor and his aunt and uncle and a few friends loaded the uhaul trailer bound for Kansas. After goodbyes, grandma and aunt and uncle left. Then Victor and I finished moving some boxes of things over here to our house so I could sort them. Victor packed up his stuff for a month in Moab and left on Tuesday. 

 The last few days have been relatively quiet, (at least after the kids are in bed!) but we have managed to stay busy by cleaning the living room and the kitchen and taking a large load of stuff to the local thrift store. Also, I managed to finish cleaning out all the items that needed to be moved from Grandmas house and now it is almost empty, ready for new renters whenever the landlord gets some. 

The manager has filled the pond and so the kids have been down there almost every day. At first they were only playing alongside it, catching frogs and tadpoles. But the last couple of days, we've all gone down and swam in it. Cold and refreshing on these hot days. We all got sunburned at least a little bit and have a head start on the summers tans.

I repaired the railing on the front porch and organized my kitchen and installed the a/c unit in the bedroom so I am feeling accomplished!

We are going to try to ge the van cleaned up on Sunday and then I will post pictures on Craigslist and see if we can get any bites, from buyers. If we can get the price we want, we will buy another cheaper vehicle outright and not have the car payment. 

Also sometime, next week, I want to try and take a look at a rental house near here and see if it something we can handle, or if it is even something suited to our needs. 
I don't know if we will have to move at all, but best to be prepared.

Anyway, right now, I am thankful for the Sabbath and the rest God has given for us. Now it's time for a bath and bed. 

God Bless!


  1. You have had such a busy week! But there is nothing like a cool, refreshing dip in a pond to solve all problems :) That is one of my favorite memories as a child! Hope you are resting and enjoying Sabbath (the other thing, next to ponds, that solve all problems!). - Katie @ A Cup of Tea blog

  2. You have been VERY busy! I hope you were able to rest this weekend :) The pond sounds amazing! That was also one of my favorite memories from being a child. :) So great job making awesome memories with your little ones!

  3. Wow! You truly had a busy week! So glad that the Sabbath will bring you the much needed rest, you need!