Tuesday, January 20, 2015


With move in scheduled for January 23 (now January 22!), some things had to change.  I cancelled the movers when we got back and we made shifted how things were being packed.  After talking with our relocation coordinator, she gave us the go-ahead to do a ‘self move.’  Yep.  We’re nuts.  We picked up the U-Haul Friday afternoon and packed it up Saturday.  But…it’s not a truck.  We are moving for 2 years, and packed up nearly everything we need into a 6’ x 12’ trailer.  Hitched to the back of the Suburban, we’re quite the sight rolling down the road!  Fortunately, most of our stuff is easily manageable and moveable by just Jim and I, or Jim and the boys and I.  Everything fit neatly and was packed in without major incident.  I’m sporting a pretty significant bruise on one hand but we’re looking at the bright side:  no bones are broken.  THAT would make things much more difficult.

After an incredible Seahawks game Sunday afternoon (GO HAWKS!!), we finished packing the last minute stuff and locked up the trailer.  Monday after breakfast we hit the road.  Medford was the goal.  Easily doable, right?  Traffic wasn’t great.  We stopped in Eugene to see my nephew at the University of Oregon.  And we finally arrived in Medford about 7.  Up early this morning and back on the road for another day.  Tonight, we’re in Lathrop, where we found a fantastic little Italian restaurant where we celebrated Ryan’s 10th birthday. 

One more day on the road, but tomorrow night we’ll be in a hotel about a mile from our new place.  Thursday brings the walk-through to do a condition report, then we’ll move in.  Friday Jim starts at his new office!  What a whirlwind.  I’m happy with the schedule, though, as it gives the boys and I an opportunity to settle in some on Friday.  We can finish up anything needing Jim's help over the weekend, then we’ll start back to school and a new routine on Monday.

As we take this step, I’ve been hanging on to Psalm 37, especially verses 3-5:

Trust in the Lord, and do good;
dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.
Delight yourself in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.                 Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him, and he will act.

So the adventure continues!  Stay tuned…

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