Thursday, August 31, 2006

Got the Car Today!

Today we drove Phil to work so we could have the car and run some errands. Did I mention we are now a single car family. Yeah had to leave Phils little puttputt behind. Any how the Pocatello Main Library is like accross the street kitty corner to Phils work. We went in and got Francis a huge! book to read. Gee when did he start reading high school stuff? He's only in 5th grade. Bryce went bonkers and wanted almost every book he could get his hands on. LOL! I need to take advantage of that.
Then we ran around to the dollar stores looking for a toilet bowl brush. Can you belive there was not one to be had! Got a few other cleaning items but nothing really. Can you believe that! At the Dollar Tree at that! I was low on gas and put 10 gallons in. You know that the gas is like 10cents cheaper here than in Washington? It still cost me 30 bucks. OUCH!
The boys were hungry so we stopped at the Eddys Outlet Store to check it out. It is actually the Wonder Bread Outlet. So we got some bread and treats for the boys. We then went home for sandwiches for lunch, and treats after. They actually took naps if you can believe!
Then we ran to Wal-Mart for some things. Yes it is cheaper here for a lot of stuff even at Wal-Mart I could see the price difference. I still didn't get out of there without spending too much money but now I have to take some of the stuff back since they won't work. Can you blelieve that the bathroom has no towl rack! and now shower curtains? I also got the stuff for doing dishes. I'm going to be doing my dishes by hand for awhile again.
At home I made some meatloaf for dinner which turned out delish. I also made mashed potatoes. Mind you I was boiling them spuds when I realized I couldn't find my potato masher. Well female inginuity to the rescue! I used my Pampered Chef mini wisk. Remember that trick now it turned out just perfect! Dinner was soo good that I was going to use leftovers to make a meat sauce for spaghetti well not any more. There wasn't much left we ate so much. Maybe it was all the fast food for the last 3 weeks that made a home cooked meal taste so good. Even Bryce and his finickyness(word?) ate it and talk about how good it tasted. LOL! Remember trick to get kids to appreciate home cooked meals OD them on fast food! Then it was just spending the evening getting our stuff organized. Hooking up my washer and dryer. Working on fixing my desk since the leg broke in the move. That's about it. I'll write more about tomorrow later.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006


At least that is what the side of the U-Haul truck should have said. None the less for some ironic reason our U-Haul said Idaho Hagarman Fossil Bed. We would be moving to Chubbuck Idaho and passing right through the Fossil Bed area. Go figure… Any way if you heard Phil has been relocated to the Pocatello Qwest Office and he started today(well yesterday now) After our quick jaunt up there for the weekend to rent a house we came home and proceeded to pack. Tuesday we got the truck. Phil had the unreal fantasy that we could have everything packed and loaded by Thursday. BOY! Was he dreaming! By Wednesday he finally understood me and the need to want to take almost everything we owned to Goodwill.

Thus began the massive purging of “stuff”. I now have no bed just the mattress. I also have no dressers. No bedroom furniture at all. (Hmm, I need to go shopping) The boys have just their dressers. We gave away our china hutch, our butcher block, and any large pieces of furniture that we felt couldn’t fit on the truck. I donated all the clothes that we no longer used or didn’t fit. I even went through cookbooks, and school books. I donated a ton of small kitchen appliances’ and even my electric cooker, with the stand that it goes on. Crystal and glassware too! Even then we had to rent the larges trailer that U-Haul has! I took us all week to load the stuff up with just the 2 of us and the new neighbors’ boy Jeff.

Phil’s sister came one evening with Al. He helped Phil load the washer, dryer, and fridge. They even got the storage cabinets loaded. Then Terry came back the next day and helped. It really helped to have someone else tell me you don’t need it send it to Goodwill.

By Friday morning it was crunch time Mike his nephew came by and helped move the last of the stuff to the garage. We worked until 3:30am on Saturday morning. Woke up at 6am Saturday finished loading the trailer. We loaded the kids up and were on the road by 10:30am or there about. We drove, and we drove and we drove, and gave in some where around Bliss Idaho at 1am and slept for 2 hours. We were on the road again by 2:50am. We stopped and got a cup of bad coffee, (yuck!) and were on the road again.

We arrived around 6:30am at the rental house in Chubbuck. We messed around with the truck and trailer for a little while snapped at each other and went in and laid down. That was it for about 2 hours. At 8:30 we started working on unloading the trailer. We hadn’t eaten yet so by 12:30pm Bryce and I ran to Fred Meyers for some “real food”. When we got back the people from the church that we are going to be attending here had arrived after service, and were quickly unloading the truck. The women helped with setting the kitchen up. That’s still not complete but they really helped get me started. What took us a week to load the guys unloaded in less than 4 hours. Are they AWESOME! OR WHAT?!

After they left we ran to the Dollar Tree (did I mention there’s a new one here?) to get a broom and other items that we had to leave behind due to no room on the truck. When we got back we again crashed for about and hour. Then we returned the U-Haul and trailer. After taking a shower we all just slept really hard.

Oh did I mention that through all this I had a sore throat and wasn’t feeling so great. After sleeping all night I felt a little better, but then my nose started running. I think exhaustion is what it is. My body just gave out! Right now I’m just so tired I almost didn’t finish this, but I know that there are those out there that are watching the blog to see how the move went. Now I’m going to go get some more sleep.

Good Night!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Real Quick Before...

the internet dies. Yep the truck ran out of room. I have too much c**p. I have donated and given away so much stuff and I still have too much stuff! Pray for us that this doesn't kill us. The cost is way more than QWEST has given us and we still need to sell the house! That's the other thing pray that the house sell fast! It was listed this afternoon so hopefully when we vacate the house it will sell faster. Again Pray! Thanks for all the prayers so far! I know they are working because thinks could have been worse. Hugs till later.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

I thought I was tired Sunday

well I was mistaken! Now I really am tired. We have most of the major heavy stuff loaded in the truck. We filled the dumpster a second time with just mainly the junk littering the boys room. There is so much more to go and we still have to shampoo carpets and touch up paint. I just maybe seeing if I can get a cleaning crew in here later. The real estate agent will be here tomorrow afternoon and we will get the house listed. Just pray it sells fast. I can't afford to make another housepayment and pay rent. Qwest paid it for the first month but after that. Lets just say the house has to be sold. I'm so tired I can't think straight or type straight either. I'm really making use of the backspace key tonight. Well it's of to bed and more packing tomorrow. We need to be on the road Thrusday. The truck needs to be turned in on Friday in Pocatello. Again pray for us as we embark on this new journy that God has planned out for us.

Monday, August 21, 2006

We're BACK!

It's been a looooong weekend. I'll tell you more about it. We just got back and cleaned out the car. We left Pocatello at 11am mountain time, and it's now 12:50am pacific time. Tell you how long it was? Just think we will have to do it again on Thursday! At least it will be one way to Pocatello then.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

I am so tired.

What a long day today has been. We woke up extra early so we could go to the early service at church today. We actually woke up at like 6:30 so we got there more than early enough for the 8:30 service. It was an emotional day for the kids and us. This was our last service at First Evangelical. The congregation did a prayer for us. I did ok until the end of service then I started to cry. We then went around and said good-bye to all of our close church friends. So when we got home around noon I was already pretty drained.
Phil then tackled the garage, and broke down the two huge warehouse style storage-shelves that he has had for years. Took that to his nephews’ house, and unloaded a bunch of stuff at Good Will. While he did that, I tackled boxing up the last of my cookbooks. So all the books are now pretty, much ready to go.

On top of all that, we had a little planning session and now it looks like instead of leaving on the 26-27th we may now be moving it up to the 22nd for packing the truck and driving to Pocatello before the weekend. Why is it every time I open my mouth I end up with less time? I really need to learn to stop asking for a game plan. (Quick I need a swift kick!)

Now I just soooo tired! Both emotionally and physically tired that is. I just hope I can sleep and don’t end up staring at the ceiling again. The boys look tired and act as if they’re on speed or something. I guess it’s a combination of being tired like me and the excitement of moving so far away. So far, God has pretty much arranged the move for us we just seem to be following in some prearranged plan of his. I just wish the move were over already. I miss my friends already, and we haven’t even left yet. There is so much more I could say but I really need to go take a shower and get some rest. Tomorrow I tackle getting a small dumpster and getting my allergy shots early, along with finding another allergist in Pocatello. More later, Toodles!

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Taking a break here

while Phil and Mike go get more boxes. Yesterday the official word came "downhill" so to speak. We are going to Pocatello Idaho! Phil needs to report August 28th for orientaion at the Pocatello office. We will have approximatly 5 days prior to that to pack the house. He will fly down and report for work fly back then have 6 days to load the trucks drive everything to Pocatello, unload, help unpack and report for actual work on Tuesday. Looks like it will be a busy month. Sorry if I don't get any layouts posted until after that. Hopefully my computer will be fully set up again by Sept. 5th. Until then I will be mostly on my laptop. I have a lot less on there to work with so layouts will definatly be scarce.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Warm Fuzzies!

Got this from my friend Christys blog. She got this from PajamaMama. This is what she had posted on her site.

We’re so quick to point fingers, place blame and criticize the people in our lives. It’s easier to point out a fault than it is to praise a strength. It’s easier to mention something that needs to be done better than it is to acknowledge something that’s been done well.

Therefore, I christen today (and the next few days) “Bloggin’ Good Blogger Days” in the blogging community. Your mission, shall you choose to accept it (and you will), is to go to as many blogs as you can and point out at least one good thing about the author of that blog. Do your best to give them a warm fuzzy feeling. Show your appreciation, admiration or plain old joy.

Tell them why something they did touched you, why a choice they made shows the true fabric of their moral being. Just go BE NICE to every blogger who’s blog you read today. And don’t be shy, either!!

Plus, post an entry similar to this one on YOUR blog and ask people to leave warm fuzzies in your comments. Spread the love, people!

Maybe if we take a week to engage in warm fuzzies, they will become a more permanent part of our daily lives, both on and off the computer.

In review:

1. Leave me a warm fuzzy in my comments.

2. Post a similar entry (or copy and paste this one, giving credit) on your own blog.

3. Leave a warm fuzzy on every blog you visit today.

4. Sit back, read your own warm fuzzies and feel, well, warm and fuzzy!