Friday, August 01, 2008

The Gypsy Lifestyle

Well, it's done. We're out of our house as of last night. Now the only place we have to stay that doesn't rely on the kindess of others is the Landcruiser. Fortunately, we don't have to sleep in there thanks to the aforementioned kindness of others.

Right now, as we prepare for Shaun and Alicia's imminent nuptials, we are staying at my Uncle Bruce and Aunt Collette's house. Also, this blog is brought to you buy the wireless internet access of the same. (We wouldn't want to have to live without internet for even a full day, now would we.)

Yesterday the packers and movers made short work of the vast majority of our earthly possessions. Ours was the fifth load that was getting loaded on this rig, and after loading it was bound for the northeast. They had loads going to Portland, Kirkland, Silverdale and Bremerton.

So our lives are on a truck headed for Portland then Puget Sound. We will be following but at a leisurely pace. From now until Monday morning we'll be staying here at Bruce and Collettes, then we'll head up to Idaho Falls and Rexburg until Thursday morning. From there we'll split the drive into two parts, stopping in Spokane, Washington. Finally on Friday we'll get to our new house in the late morning or early afternoon. Unfortunately, our stuff will be in Bremerton well before us. The driver wanted to unload on Wednesday but since we won't be there until Friday, the stuff has to go into storage. I guess by Friday he already has to be picking up his next set of shipments. So as much as two weeks could go by without us getting our stuff, but that's alright, we have a few days worth of stuff. And if we get tired of staying in an empty house we can always cross the sound and crash at Wally's for a little while.

I'll keep you posted along our gypsy-esque wanderings.


At 10:48 AM, Blogger Miriam Higginson said...

Thanks for the update - we were thinking about you yesterday!

At 3:50 PM, Blogger The Parkers said...

I always hate moving, but it is nice to declutter and reorganize your life. I'm glad you get to stop and see us one last time before you move to Bremerton (is that right?). We are excited to see you but we won't be happy to see you go because that means it will probably be a long time before we see you again. Or are you going to come up for Blake's Homecoming?

At 11:31 PM, Blogger Tom said...

Chelsea is definitely coming, but we have to wait a little while to see if I'll be able to get time off.

At 3:01 PM, Blogger Haymonds said...

Tom, it's been great to have a buddy to go to the pie with. We'll miss you guys for sure.


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