Monday, July 28, 2008

Blessings and Bummers

There have been so many blessings this past week I just wanted to write down a few:

1. We have sold several things on craigslist – our couch, a desk, a bike, a bed and someone is coming to buy another bed this afternoon. We still have 2 things out there so if anyone wants a heavy roll top desk (that we love, just being nomadic it is not appropriate furniture for us to own) and a tall road bike.
2. We have moved 2 loads to our storage unit and a load of dressers and stuff over to Lishawa's.
3. A friend brought over food on Thursday which has lasted us several meals so I didn't have to think about food, yeah!
4. We are making some serious progress on packing. I really think that we will get it done (until I walk into our bedroom or the kitchen, those are both still really scary!)
5. The kids have been amazing... entertaining themselves (puzzles have been their favorite thing the last couple of days), helping carry things out to the Burb or the dumpster, doing dishes, making us laugh. I am so thankful for them!
6. Glenn's back is feeling a little better (now if he can just make it through today without hurting it worse at work!)
7. We had a fun day on Friday at our friend's house having a yard sale. Though we didn't sell much it was so nice to get out of the house for the day and just relax instead of pack!
8. It has been rainy a few days as we have moved stuff and the rain has held off while putting things into the Burb and into storage.
9. The storage place has an elevator!
10. Glenn's essay is almost done.
11. God has been encouraging us through His Word and also My Utmost for His Highest has been really challenging the last couple of days!
12. Having Karen's car has been a huge help! We took the back seat out of the Burb and filled it with stuff and put the kids in Karen's car and off we went. Not sure how we would have managed without it. Thanks Karen!! The Burb is also a huge blessing (except for the 10mpg thing)

There have also been a couple of bummers:
1. While moving boxes into storage the band of my engagement ring bent, possibly beyond repair. It is a pretty thin band and Glenn is surprised it has lasted the last 11 moves without this happening :) It is put up for right now and we'll address getting it fixed after things settle down.
2. Our microwave died. It was from my mom's book order points that she used to replace mine that she had used in her classroom since I had won it at Project Graduation so it has lasted us 9 years so that isn't too bad. It still has dead cochroach shells in the LED from our first apartment in Chattanooga. The light blew on it last week and ever since it has been a bit smoky inside after I heated something and smelled really hot and sounded funny. I figured for safety sake it would be best to just throw it away instead of having it burn our house down! This is the perfect time of year for a microwave to break though because I am sure that they are on sale for back to school, just not shopping for that right away either.

Well, a quote from WOLBI sounds appropriate right now, “I will not quit, by God's grace I can do it!” 3 days to go.

1 comment:

  1. We are praying for you all right now as you go through the moving process. I can relate to the whole thing. Soon it will all be just a blur (could be a blur already!). Love you! Jen


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