Monday, July 30, 2007

and the countdown begins

We are getting very close to moving now. Our official "move" date is Friday, August 3. Scott & Dillon (and uncle Randy) will leave on Friday with all our stuff in a trailer. Madison, Jared & I (and aunt Ellen) will leave on Saturday. THIS IS ONLY 4 DAYS AWAY!!!!!!!!! I'm trying not to panic.
Here's how things look right now:
The house in Waterloo has not sold. We have a rental house in Round Rock until Oct. 31, at which time we should be able to get into the new house.

We will leave 1/2 our belongings in Waterloo & take 1/2 with us (the part we really need). This works out great because the rental house is not as big... we'd never fit everything. Here's the latest pics of the NEW house.
Dillon has football practice & Jared has high school registration the day after we get moved into the rental house. Scott has some business meetings set for the next day too. Ellen & Randy will fly home to Iowa on Monday also. Whew! I'll need to keep my 'list-of-things-to-do' close by!!
Our whole family is dealing with the grief of moving this last couple of days. Jared said good-bye to his girlfriend yesterday (she's out-of-town for next 8 days), our church gave us the big farewell from the stage last weekend, and we try to stop at friends' houses while we are out running errands so we can say goodbye (sometimes that's a little awkward...) Scott is in Iowa City today because his dad is having a hospital procedure & he knew this would be a good chance to say goodbye to all his brothers & sisters. My parents & brother will be here tomorrow & Thursday to help us pack & load. We're making an effort to see many of our friends before Friday. Everyone is so busy!
The best part about moving is that you get to keep the old friends and make new ones. AND when your family comes to see you... you have 'pure' one-on-one time with them (that goes for friends too). We see Iowa as our home state so we'll be making frequent trips back to Iowa (pray for gas prices to come down!).
If I don't get to see you or talk to you before Friday, GOOD BYE and WE'LL SEE YOU LATER!!!

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