Saturday, August 30, 2008

moving day

Two weeks ago today we flew away from very deep roots and our home state. Here is segment one in our journey to the Evergreen State.

Moving Day(s)

The day before our truck came, my brother, sister-in-law, 3 nephews and one niece from Ohio and my sister-in-law and niece from Belding came over to help pack. I seriously would still be packing my kitchen if it wasn't for them.

These are my two 16 year old nieces who when together are inseparable.

That night, friends brought over dinner and we enjoyed hanging out and laughing. A lot. It was a very sweet night.

Friday the truck came at 7:30 a.m. Friends came to help load and brought lunch. My brother and sister-in-law from Tennessee came along with my uncle, cousins and 2nd cousins from Northern Ireland to help us out. Our entire house fit on the front half of the 53 foot semi. Dennis and Karen (the couple who drove the truck) were absolutely amazing. They have been doing this together for 37 years. 37 YEARS!

The van was put on the back of half of the semi via a flat bed tow truck.

There was a lot of laughter during the course of the day. And at the end, a lot of tears. It sure hasn't been easy and I miss my friends so very much.


Hillary said...

Jean! That truck is HUGE! I know you SAID it was a semi, and I believed you, I did, but seeing it... wow!

You are one amazing woman to have so many people who love you so much! :)

anne said...

Sigh. :)

Cheeky said...

What did I miss--no green Honda and a red van? Did you get a new car? How exciting!