Aug 14 2010
So we were told the movers would be here this morning but barely believed it until the movers called saying theyâ€™d be here by 9am.? 9am came and went but shortly thereafter, three guys from a moving company come rambling up our road.? Turns out, the semi couldnâ€™t make the turn at the bottom of the road.? (As an aside, should you ever come to visit us, you will understand why!!)? There is another way in but they werenâ€™t keen on trying that either as they werenâ€™t sure theyâ€™d be able to get back out again.? What to do, what to do?!?!? Suddenly, after about an hour of hmming and hahing, one of them says if only we could get a cube van, they could unload theirs onto that one and ferry the stuff up the hill.? Thank heavens for 1-800 numbers.? Iâ€™m on the phone to UHaul and Iâ€™ve got a truck booked by the time Iâ€™ve hoofed it up the hill to our house.? Dash across the bridge with one of the movers, pick up the truck and dash back through oodles of construction (thank you stimulus spending).? So the guys start loading while John and I figure out what to do with the girls while all this is going on.? Convince Bronwyn to go watch a movie on the laptop while Rilla and I duck out for groceries (as at this point, all the the fridge contains is grapes, oranges and some New Waterford pizza).? By the time Rilla and I return (while narrowly missing running over a cat in the process – KEEP YOUR CATS INDOORS PEOPLE!!!), the movers are hauling our stuff in off the UHaul.? As Iâ€™m trying to make sense of the kitchen and the ever increasing number of boxes arriving in the kitchen, John announces that the house next door has two little girls, 6 years old and? 8 years old, who are wondering if there are any kids moving in.? HALLELUJAH!!!!!? So off go the girls for the afternoon to play with the neighbours whose parents come from Pictou County and Port Hawkesbury.? John and I ducked over a few times during the afternoon make sure the girls werenâ€™t wearing out their welcome and were continually told that the four of them keeping themselves entertained was mutually beneficial!? Oh will wonders never cease?!?
So here it is almost 9pm.? The movers were done by about 5:30.? We brought the UHaul back (having to go the long way as the bridge that was half closed before is now fully closed).? We rewarded the girls for leaving us alone by taking them to a McDonalds with a playplace.? They are now asleep IN THEIR OWN BEDS and John and I are going to sit down and watch a movie on the computer.? Painters and tv/phone/internet installers come on Tuesday, the rest of our stuff (only a patio table and Barbieâ€™s dream house) come Wednesday and we should be all settled in by the end of the week.? Did I mention the house is perfect?? Iâ€™m sure weâ€™ll find a flaw or two eventually but I doubt we could have done any better if we had actually seen the place before we signed a lease.? Oh yeah, did I mention that the neighbour girls also go to the same school AND daycare as the girls??? Yup, weâ€™re pretty content right now.? Tired, oh so tired, but content!