We’re moving next week. Not just to another house in our town, but to a whole new town I’ve never lived in before. This is a common occurrence in the military and we knew it was coming.
But, good grief did it sneak up on us quick!
Ryan just got his orders last week. Again, we knew they were coming, and we knew we wouldn’t have more than a month to get moved and settled.
But, again, good grief!
There is something fun about moving. Something exciting about venturing out into the unknown. We’re an adventurous family and even though it’s really, really hard to move away from the people we love, we always look forward to a new place, new town, new church, and new friends who don’t know enough about all your oddities to hold them against you yet.
Moving also means I get to unpack my house again. That’s always interesting.
And it doesn’t seem to matter how organized and ready I have my house before the movers get here, they always manage to mix everything up.
On one pack out the packers labeled a box “garage”. It had garage stuff all in it – except the bottom had my pots and pans. Which means that while I was looking for my pots and pans in the boxes labeled “kitchen” they were sitting quietly in the back recesses of my garage – the last room we unpack.
And then there were the drinking glasses in the “linen closet” box – all wrapped up in the towels. Not sure what possessed them to do that. Maybe they forgot the glass cupboard and didn’t realize it until they were packing the linen closet. On the other end of the house. In the hallways.
Yeah, it’s gonna be fun.
Seriously, though, we’ve had some great packers. They don’t complain about my kids marveling at their ability to rip brown tape with their bare hands and asking a bazillion questions like, “How much money do we have to give you for putting our stuff in boxes? Or do you just do this cause you like it?”, they excuse themselves all the time when they think they’re in the way, and they have all been super polite. I don’t want to knock them. It just gets interesting is all.
So, here we go on a brand spankin’ new adventure.
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