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Friday, July 8, 2016

Putting it all together

We moved on the 4th of July, from nine in the morning until ten at night.


Emily and Laura loaded Uncle Tom's truck times beyond counting.


I drove us one block north, and Emily and Laura reversed the process.


Who knows.

The first night I had all the sheets in the washer. It would not start. My tired brain eventually realized there was no power to the washer. Laura hung over its back and plugged it in.
Several trips later I put the bedding in the dryer.
It would not start. I was so tired I just stood and looked at the wet sheets lying in the bottom.
Then Laura said, "I think we have to shut the door, Gramma."
A couple of trips later we made our beds and were asleep in a flash.


Boxes everywhere.


Toby would not come out from under furniture until I closed the blinds.


Laura had her kitchen in order on Wednesday. Tonight, Friday, she may be completely satisfied.


Toby is in charge of the neighborhood now.


From the kitchen window, Caroline's orchid, Alberta's pie bird, and children at play at dusk.
Lovely.

28 comments:

  1. I am so glad you are settled. You must all be totally exhausted. Toby probably as well...

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  2. We are looking ahead at the same experiences you just endured. two weeks. It won't be too long before the boxes are mostly unpacked and you're enjoying a tidy spot to settle.

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  3. I probably would have slept on the mattress!!!! Best news is that Toby is now in charge of neighborhood..My prayers for good times ahead..

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  4. Lots of hard work, glad you had some young ones to help you do it! The kitchen area looks nice! Soon it will feel like home :)

    I learned over the years to have a clearly marked box of linens that were clean to be able to put on the beds. Tried to get the beds made first and a few kitchen essentials and if that was all I had energy for, I called it good.

    Take some well deserved rest soon!

    betty

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  5. I have been missing you!! I hope you are settled soon!

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  6. It's a good thing you've got two young, strong girls to help you move. Moving is so tiring and makes for long days and weeks in most cases. Good luck with all the unpacking.

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  7. I wish you good times from now on Joanne.

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  8. I bet you're glad the moving is over. Now comes the settling in. The kitchen has an interesting layout; I've never seen a sink across a corner like that. I have seen hotplates across a corner.

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  9. I have been away too long and missed all the news about the move! Very best wishes for you all in this new adventure!

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  10. Such a big job done. Now you can settle in. I hope your new place is everything you dreamed it would be.

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  11. I can well imagine how tired you must be. I am happy to hear the moving part is over. It looks like a great place. Cheers!

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  12. There, you made it. Plain sailing from now on.

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  13. Good luck in your new home, Joanne.

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  14. Hari OM
    HOOORAAAHHH... and I have the privilege of being able to picture where everything is - once in its final place of course &*>... It'll take a while, and that's okay. HAPPY LANDINGS!!! YAM xx

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  15. Glad that's over.... nobody's idea of a good time. But it looks like you had great teamwork and y'all are settling into your new home. Wishing you all a happy home!

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  16. Fantastic teamwork, mission accomplished - happy settling in now.

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  17. You must be exhausted....thank goodness you have help!
    We have just moved...and stuff is still coming up from the old house...but I know just how tiring it all is.

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  18. Moving is a b***h and you had young helpers. The thought of moving is what keeps us in this house. Get some rest.

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  19. Now I'm tired. Can't believe you had to leave that garden you spent so much time and work on behind.

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  20. Welcome home, Joanne-wishing you many happy years in your new place

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  21. Joanne -- Your granddaughters are great -- what a fine help they were during the move. This younger generation has it together. As you know moving usually takes a while to settle in -- take your time and savor the fact that the move went well with you and your granddaughters.

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  22. Joanne -- Your granddaughters are great -- what a fine help they were during the move. This younger generation has it together. As you know moving usually takes a while to settle in -- take your time and savor the fact that the move went well with you and your granddaughters.

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  23. That is a VERY long day when you are moving. I hope you have some time to rest although I suspect you won't do much of that until you have everything whipped into shape. I wish we were all there to give you a housewarming party. All the best in your new home.

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  24. moving is not only physically exhausting but emotionally exhausting as well. good thing you had the girls.

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  25. New start❣Not sure if you told about the reason for your move, since I have not kept up with Blogger lately. But it looks like everything is under controlšŸ˜˜ Hope you enjoy your new neighborhood. I'll be back to visit soon. Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  26. You and the girls are incredibly organized. I have moved and not unloaded some boxes. Those boxes were the easy ones to move next time. Your new home looks comfy.

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  27. I hope you and the girls (and Toby) will be happy in your new home.

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  28. Wow, I cannot believe you won't be living there anymore!
    Wishing you all the best in your new cozy home.

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