But moving is just painful.
Exactly one week from today, we will load up our beloved mini-van and begin our four-day trek to our new home in the North.
One week, people. I can't even believe it.
We still haven't closed on our house, but our loan officer assures us that all will be well and that we will close before we actually arrive in Michigan. Of course, since it is my job to think of everything that could possibly go wrong, I am a little worried that something is going to fall through.
My current house is probably 3/4 packed, and yet it amazes me how the kids can find ways to mess it all up when I have either packed or sold or given to charity all of their toys with the exception of their teddy bears.
Yesterday, I bought a bit of new furniture for my new house (pending closing). It did make me rather excited for all the home improving I have in store for me.
Joel was officially released from the Bishopric on Sunday, and it was surprisingly emotional for me. I mean, hello? He can sit with me during church now! But the thought of saying good-bye to anyone is awful, and so I'm trying to avoid it at all costs. I guess the releasing just made things that much more real, and I have to say good-bye to people.
We sold our car to our next-door neighbor, after a previous buyer fell through. I am so thankful that it all worked out. Our new house (pending closing) is only about 2.5 blocks from the University, so Joel can walk or learn to snowshoe. Besides, I figure that when we're buried in snow, it isn't likely that I'll want to be driving in it on a daily basis, so he can have the car. We survived quite well in the Phoenix area with only one car for almost three years before we bought the van, so I have no doubt that we'll be able to handle it in a much smaller town.
So that's it, everything is pretty much in order. We're really going.
And that means that I won't be online for a while. This is officially my last post until I have internet service in my new (pending closing) house. It took me a good two weeks after I moved here from Arizona to acquire an internet provider, so I'm not banking on it being quick. Besides, unpacking is almost as much of a trial as packing is, so I may not even have time to come up for air anyway.
Which poses a slight problem with my BlogHer contract, among other things (like reading and commenting on all of your blogs, for instance). While I couldn't figure out a way to visit you and make comments while driving through most of Middle America, I did figure out a fun way to honor my contract and not have to stress myself out coming up with posts during the craziest two weeks of my life.
I have asked seven amazingly talented bloggers to guest write for me. Not only are they amazing and talented, I am lucky enough to count all of them as my friends. And lucky for me, they all agreed to guest post here on my blog! I figure that since the reason for their posting is my huge move and life change, that they should write about that very topic. I have absolutely loved each post that has come in, and I'm sure you will, too.
So good-bye for a time, but not farewell. And now I must go pack a few more boxes and do a few loads of laundry...