Wednesday, July 7, 2010

the move

We picked up the truck and spent saturday loading. We quit when it got dark and by that time we had the majority loaded. Sunday morning we took the beds apart and gathered everything that was left in the house into boxes and loaded it up. We left Oklahoma by 2 in the afternoon.

We stopped in Lamar for supper and when we got to Limon we ran into a severe hail storm. The rain and hail were so heavy that all the traffic just stopped and waited it out. I couldn't see more than about 2 feet in front of the car. It just cracked the windshield and didn't break it out. It didn't crack any of the other glass. The adjuster was here this morning and said some the dents in the car are from bigger than baseball size hail. It's totaled. The pickup has 6K in body damage. None of its windows got cracked. We drove the rest of the way here in steady rain.

We unloaded the furniture from the back of the pickup as soon as we got here. The hail was so big and hard that it punched holes in the bottom of the love seat that was covered with a tarp in the back of the pickup. After we got every thing out of the pickup so it could dry out we unloaded mattresses and bedding off the U-Haul and fell down into bed.

Monday we got up and got the truck totally unloaded. We waited to turn it in because of the damage. Thank goodness I got the insurance!!! The insurance was $55 and the windshield alone would have been $446.00!! The whole roof of that truck will have to be replaced too.

We didn't get a whole lot done yesterday since we were all so tired. The girls and I have been working on unpacking boxes today.

I'd show you pictures of some of the hail damage but my camera battery is dead and I haven't found the charger yet.

Friday, July 2, 2010

final days!!

The truck is waiting to be picked up tomorrow morning. Hubby, oldest son and the girls will be here this evening. We should get the majority loaded Saturday and we'll finish up and drive to Colorado on Sunday. Monday we'll unload and get the beds put together at least. We have to have the truck turned in by Wednesday at noon.

Tuesday the cable, internet and phone will be installed. I am sooooooooooooo looking forward to getting rid of the satellite internet!! It's almost as slow as dial up! With the added feature of losing your connection every time it rains. Since I did the bundled thing I'm going to get up to 16 mbps! Wohooo!!

Getting the kitchen unpacked and organized is first priority of course. I'm sure we're both ready for something home cooked even if it's just sloppy joes or one pan goulash.

My sewing room is on the small side so I'll have to put some of it over in the guest bedroom. I'm sure it'll end up being a total reorganization since all the 2 yard and up cuts of fabric will go on coroplast organizers and go in bookcases in the guest bedroom. One of the biggest things I'll have to figure out what to do with is the scraps. I hate to get rid of them because I really do use them for the girl's square in a square quilts and I used almost all scraps for the "Year in a Snap" series. I'm sure there will be plenty of other things I need just a bit of something for. I'm sure after I get started I'll figure out some sort of organization method for them.