Friday, June 3, 2011

On our way to Arizona

We are on our way to Arizona. All our stuff was put on the truck last Friday and should be on its way to AZ. It may even get there before we do. Since we don't have a house yet, it will be put in storage until we can take delivery of everything. Overall the whole process went well. The only snafu was when the driver showed up with a huge 18-wheeler instead of the small shuttle truck that had been requested. Anyone who has been to our house will immediately understand the problem. Our street has a good  amount of traffic and a 30 mph speed limit. It is also a bus route and an emergency route. The truck was blocking one whole lane of traffic and so it was only a matter of time before the police came (thankfully he was able to move it before that happened). Unfortunately, the driver's company had no more trucks available that day and so he had to go rent a small Uhaul and shuttle our stuff in two truckloads to his truck which he left parked in a not so great neighborhood in DC. We will see how it all turns out :-)

When the packers are packing all the stuff, they usually label the box with the contents and whatever room it came from. Most of Joshua's stuff was located in an empty spot in our living room, so I expected the guy to just label it "living room" and I would sort through it later. But once I told him about Joshua he decided to label things differently:

Made me so happy :-))

After everything was loaded on the truck we spent the weekend cleaning. We also got to spend a little time with a few friends. I wish it could have been more. It just all happened so fast. Next thing I knew it was Tuesday and we were in our cars and on our way. We got to my brother's house in Austin, TX last night. We are going to take a break from our 3 days of driving and then get back on the road to arrive in Tucson by Monday in time to go to the military housing office before it closes for the day. I wish we could spend more time in Texas. We have friends and other family here we would love to meet up with (including a few friends I have come to know through blogging) if time permitted. However, we want to get to Tucson as quickly as possible so that we can start getting everything ready for Joshua's homecoming.

It still hasn't hit me that I no longer live in Maryland, that we are really moving - probably a coping mechanism :-).


Christy said...

We're moving?!? To Arizona?!? Really? Why wasn't I informed?!? Though it's constantly on my mind I don't think I actually believe it yet either. :)

I love the Baby's Room label!!! Such a wonderful sight! Can't wait to see that room complete.

Hugs! Hope your traveling is going well. So sorry to hear about the frustrating moving process. We've been dealing with JPPSO to try to get our move scheduled. We're not too far behind you, hopefully! Can't wait to see you!!!

Jen said...

Good luck with the move!! I hope moving/traveling to Korea in the same month won't be too stressful. Just realized... maybe we'll be able to meet you guys in Korea!! :-D

Niki said...

I think I cry almost every time I read your blog! I love seeing the moving box picture.

Praying you can quickly get settled into your new home.

(Side note, I have another blog/hp/facebook friend that is a military wife and just moved from Maryland this week.)

Kortney said...

Have a safe trip to AZ! Just remember, when you arrive it will probably be very hot (I think Phoenix is about 102 today). You are unfortunately moving during the worst three months of the year and getting there just for the beginning of the heat, but come mid October you will LOVE it. Just wait for it...I promise it will get better! :) Enjoy the beautiful sunsets in the meantime.

Alicia said...

Praying for moving mercies :) I really hope that you love your new home. Excited to here more news on Joshua soon!

Grace said...

love the baby room label -- so cute!
hope the travel is going well -- you are racking up some impressive miles! can't wait to hear about your arrival!

Amy said...

Aw! I love the baby's room box!! That is so special! I am praying that everything continues to go smoothly with your move!