We are Never Moving Again
Welp we did it. Our Valentines Day weekend consisted of 1 moving truck, 3 movers, 100+ boxes, 1 Chester, 1 Allison, 0 kids, 1 Boullie, 1 minivan, 3 fast food meals, 18 hours total.
The truck came at 8 am on Saturday and we were out of our apartment completely by 1 am Sunday. This was our first time using movers but after sitting there watching them (while eating a donut no less) going up and down our stairs loading the truck with all our stuff then also proceed to watch them unload, at the end it makes you want to hug them and give them all your money because you did not have to do it yourself.
We had moved 3 times in the city before luring friends with pizza, beer and the promise that we would be there for them when they moved next, probably the most valuable of the things. But moving with all the stuff of 2 extra people – even though they are little people, was insane. I did not quite realize how much stuff we had until I saw it all not quite fitting into the huge moving truck. And we even tried to do our due diligence of taking weird toys in the van the week beforehand. I can remember saying to Chester a few times, why are we going to spend the time moving that when we can just have the movers take it. Thank goodness for my husband and his readiness to move things. I believe this came from a time in his life where his dad made him move piles of wood from one spot to a different spot is what he has described. But one thing about Chester is that if I get something ready and ask him to move it, he will do it! And he does it so fast, its amazing. I think that may be one of the reasons we have lasted so long, is because I need this kind of mover in my life.
Highland, IL – Our Stars Hollow
So that is a comparison that my friend Bonnie made. And though it may not be as quaint as Stars Hollow, Highland is pretty damn quaint for an Illinois town. What we know about Highland so far:
- We know about all of our other neighbors from our one neighbor.
- Nudge Coffee is walking distance from our house and has a mint cream latte.
- There is a park called Helvetia Sharpshooters Society, this is where the Madison county fair is. We are not sure if you have to prove you are sharpshooter to attend. There is also a huge dirt racking track down there, not really sure what its really called.
- We joined the Korte Recreation Center. We workout when the water aerobics class is in session and also when all their husbands are working out in their jeans.
- There is something called PB&J Fridays in the summer.
I mean we have only been here a little over a week. So we’ll find out more and report back.
What the Future Holds
This is my LAST WEEK AT CAPTIVA. I don’t think I really believe that. I am both looking forward to the change and also can’t swallow sometimes when I think about it. It would be one thing if it were happening in my hometown. But being away has made me stressed. I broke down one night thinking that I am going to become a woman that lets herself go, yells at her kids and shops at Wal-Mart for groceries. After being talked down from the ledge, spending a small fortune at Ulta and vowing to shower everyday I think I will make it. We are taking it one day at a time until Chester starts working and there is a BEACH VACATION in our future!
Quick Boullie Update
Boullie is probably the happiest member of our family in the new house. He has been sleeping with this look on his face like he hasn’t been able to sleep without anxiety for years. So you’re welcome Bou.