Friday, February 12, 2010

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

We're already safely ensonced in our hotel in Topeka, Kansas tonight. It's been a whirlwind week. We had the world's most efficient movers. They had almost everything packed and loaded in 4 days. This morning they came over to pick up our bed, a table and chairs, and one sofa. We just vacuumed and swept behind them as they finished rooms, and we had very little to do by the time they left.

Amanda came down from Greeley Thursday night. We went out to eat at Carraba's--the first place we ever ate when we were moving to Broomfield. We haven't exactly kept Carraba's in business over the past seven years, but we thought it would be a fitting end to eat there our last day in town. Poor Amanda had to sleep on the couch and we made her share our bathroom in order not to get hers dirty. She was, however, the grateful recipient of the leftovers in our fridge. (The ones that survived the mold test).

Friday morning we had another company come and pick up our musical instruments--to be shipped in a climate controlled van. Ed's car was also picked up to go on a car carrier. We feel like we're being treated really well through the move. We  filled up our own car with a lot of things that couldn't be shipped. We threw in a snow shovel just to make sure we could get into our new house after we close.

My visiting teachers came over just at the vans were pulling away this morning, so they helped sweep and mop up the tile floor. It was so nice of them to show up at exactly the right time. The house looks just like it did seven years ago when we moved in (if you don't look too closely)!
Ed did most of the driving today, although I spelled him for a while. We put our two plants behind him. He looks funny in this picture with the plants, but not nearly as funny as we both looked coming into the hotel tonight laden with suitcases, briefcases, and each of us with a large plant on one arm.

Thanks to all of you who dropped by to wish us well this week. It meant a lot to us. We'll miss you all! It's been a great 7 years together!

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