ok, so it's been two weeks now since we left Phoenix. It was crazy at the end... as much as I thought I had prepared and gotten so much work done, I still worked 16-18 hour days at the end. (I kept telling Damond there would be alot of work to do at the end, but he didn't believe me and worked up and until the day we moved!) But I am so grateful for all the help we got from family and friends. Thankfully Damond's brothers helped us paint one night. The next day, Damond and my dad were supposed to leave after he got off work, but when they went to go pick up the trailer for the car, they found out we were overweight! So Barbara, Julio and I met them down there and thankfully we were able to get ahold of Dennis and he brought Cade and Ethan. So there in the hot parking lot, we had to switch all our belongings from one truck to another!
My mom watched the boys for three days straight it seemed and my sister was either helping with the boys or helping me. My dad, brother (and his girlfriend) also helped paint into the late hours of the night and then my dad helped Damond drive the truck to Indiana! Thankfully, their trip was uneventful, as it was not so on my end. What was supposed to be just a quick touch-up by the painter ended up taking him nine hours... all the while I had to finish prepping for the renters, clean up from the paint, and continue to prepare for my flight.I had been working at the house since five am, so when the painter showed upat eight I told him what my dad wanted him to do and that it was just a quick job. I left to go to ACE, pick up my brother and eat breakfast, but by the time we got back it was close to noon. I thought for sure the painter is done and has probably left... NOPE! We walk in and he's still painting and he tells us, so I should be done in a couple of hours and then tomorrow I'll come back and hang the doors... umm no, the renters are moving in this afternoon! (He's a very good painter, and so he's very meticulous!) (not sure why my dad thought it would be a quick job) so he said he would hurry and hopefully be done by then. So Diego and I finished up the bathroom, cleaned it and he managed to break the bathtub curtain rod. :D Trip to target! So while I waited for the painter to finish I went to pick up my ring in East Mesa only to be told it wasn't ready... ( I had left it over a week before for a three hour cleaning/polishing) but they told me if I waited (something I didn't really have time to do) they'd have it ready or they could drop it off on Tues :) I laughed, "um, I am moving to Indiana, TOMORROW!) oh, well then I just had to wait. They were very nice and did it for free. :) By the time we got back to the house it was four and I was just waiting for the renters to call and say they were here :( Fortunately, the painter was finished and we finished cleaning up.. and half an hour later the renters called! :D So I met them back at the house to do the walk through. I hope they enjoy it as much as we did! They seem nice. You would think that would be the end... but no, the stress and excitement were not over! :D
2 years ago