As you could see yesterday's posts were catching up on some reviews I needed to do for different companies and today I wanted to catch you all up and tell you just how crazy it has been around here. I'm writing these posts late at night and scheduling them to post because I'm so busy during the day I don't know if I'm coming or going!
Many of you have asked me what we are going to do with our chickens.... sadly we are unable to transport them that far away. Jerry works with someone who has a farm and has promised to take very good care of them and only keep them as pets and collect their eggs. Eggs we are all going to miss getting fresh each day! :-( Sometime this week he will be coming by to get them and I know we will have one upset little girl on our hands... but she says we will get more bay chicks again after we get settled in our new home.
This was the full moon the other night up over our neighbor's field when we were working outside getting things packed up. I just want to remember all these moments and the beauty we have here at this property.
Here is some of the packing Jerry has finished up in the garage. Now we have even more done in there and it's ready to go for the movers.
This time we are completely packing ourselves to save some money... but then we had to buy boxes..yikes! Trust me we have grabbed every one we could find from recycling bins, stores etc, but hasn't been enough and we need to get packed so we have to buy them....bummer! I have no compensation for showing Home Depot boxes it's just where we happened to get them, although I will say their selection of good quality packing tape is terrible! What we did find had hardly any on the roll, was expensive and so cheaply made it took quite a bit to seal and make the boxes.
Just a quick tip, when packing boxes be sure to fill them to the top to prevent any damage to the items inside when they start stacking them in the truck. Also write the room and what's inside on the top and on the side. Also label what room so it's easy to see after the boxes are stacked.
Love that Kathleen took time the other night to bake with Jerry a surprise heart cake for me. There goes my staying on track eating healthy as we all know how well chocolate goes with stress, lol!
Elvis just lays in his bed looking so amused at our struggles carrying boxes and packing, lol. Just a tough life for a cat! ;-)
Home school is still taking up a big portion of my days and at times we get silly and decide stickers are more fun when you put them on your cheeks for a job well done. :-)
While sorting and packing you find all kinds of things. We found this old toy from like 1952 that has been in our family. A little banged up through the years but still pretty cool.
Then I found the box of old photos and photo albums.... This is Jerry and I over 20 years ago! Yikes!
That early 90's hair cracks me up, what was I thinking??? Oh that's right it was the style back then. ;-)
And hey, look at that! Jerry had hair, lol. Love you babe!
This was one of Kathleen's art projects this past week, I love her creativity!
And if you follow me on Instagram you're familiar with this picture... I needed to get out away from the house the other day for a few minutes to "escape" all that was going on with packing, etc. In freezing cold temperatures I slipped on my flip flops and headed out for awhile, icicles and all. :-)
Hard to believe Jerry and Hayley spent all that time on building this awesome play house and we will be leaving it behind. :-( We're taking the good memories with us though. Hopefully someone with a family will enjoy it as much as we have.
Kathleen all bundled up helping Jerry pack things up in his shed. At least this time we will know where everything is and hopefully have a better experience with the movers here.
Still enjoying the sunsets here as long as I can, they sure are beautiful on this property!
And couldn't resist Elvis's expression again... lol I think he likes playing with Monster High dolls!
Then we tackled the task of removing the snow fence from the front yard since we will be listing the house soon. Kathleen was a big helper to Jerry, but of course she needed to work riding her bike into the equation.
We actually ended up giving it to our neighbor up the road, we WON'T be needing that in NC I hope!
Spent most of the weekend starting to box up my den, scrapbook supplies, pictures, books... just leaving out school supplies for now. It's an exhausting job packing and moving boxes. I've been sure to drink my lemon water each day to keep me hydrated. I'm always so tired at night but I lay down and my mind just races with all the things I need to do! I'm pretty sure last time I said I'd never move again and yet here we go.... this is the last time though... truly... I think.... yes...yes... it will be! ;-)
Please bear with me if I don't get to visiting everyone very often or leaving comments. I will do my best but with so much going on here I am very pressed for time in getting it all done. I will be back to regular visits as soon as I can! :-)
"He has achieved success who has worked well, laughed often, and loved much" Elbert Hubbard