July 28, 2008
My fingers hurt. My toes hurt. My back kills. I’m exhausted and grumpy; but the move is finally done.
We started bright and early on Saturday morning and we weren’t at my parent’s house until after 10 p.m. Yesterday, Mr. BBM and I took the girls back to the house to get the last minute stuff and clean the house. We were there for almost the entire day. The last minute stuff pretty much filled up the truck (yet again) and it was miserable. The girls were upset and unhappy at seeing their vacant rooms. I was overwhelmed with stuff; and we had to load everything in between two nasty storms. We had to drive through one of them with hail, crazy winds and thunder that even made me scream.
We are now officially living with my parents and trying not to step on any toes will be a full time job. I have two little girls who think that Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop are their personal play toys 24/7. I have three rooms to unpack and organize, and absolutely no energy. Two cups of coffee couldn’t even cure my lack of energy today.
I think I need to hibernate for about a week.
I’d like to thank Renovation Girl who helped me pack and prepare. Without her, I can’t even imagine how awful it would have been. I’d also like to thank Eric and Matt, who arrived just when Mr. BBM and my Dad were really getting tired, after putting in a full day at the dojo work day. Without your help, I don’t know what we would have done. I’d also like to thank my Dad (who doesn’t even read this blog, but oh well) for working non-stop and carrying things he really shouldn’t have been carrying. Then there’s my sister and her boyfriend, who took two loads in their truck and also came back to rescue my cats from moving insanity to take them to their temporary housing for a few months. There’s also "Fancy" who helped me pack up the last few things, offered hugs when I felt like I was going to break down and cry or kill someone or both, and spent one of her precious days off helping out a friend. I also can’t forget to mention my lovely neighbors "K" and "S" who supplied me with a shot glass full of wine when I had a little break. I so needed that. Nothing would have been accomplished if not for my Mom who volunteered to keep the girls the night before the move and the entire moving day. Clearly, you’re all owed big time.
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. If I could lift my arms, I’d give you all a giant hug.