Tuesday, March 17, 2009

There Is No Place Like Home

There is not a more true statement than that! When you are homeless for three months and you get to move back in, it is truly the best feeling in the world.

I'm sorry for being MIA for awhile, but we have been so BUSY trying to get everything ready, moved, and settled. We also have not had internet until today. This is also my first day back to work and I am swamped, but I'll give you a quick recap.

Thursday we had the all clear to start moving in. Everything was completed and ready to move in!!!!!! We finished one day ahead of schedule and technically one week ahead if you look at the original time line! DSI (the company hired for our moving and storage by the insurance co) pulled in at 9:30 and started unloading. We realized pretty quickly that it was going to be quite an ordeal! We have found a few broken things and a lot of our furniture has scratches on it, but I must say that I am EXTREMELY grateful to just have our belongings and furniture! The boxes are quite random, so we have just spent the past four days just opening them up, running to Goodwill, and then bringing in to the house what we need. We still have a garage FULL of boxes waiting on another Goodwill run or to be put in the attic or garbage.

Our living room furniture also had to be returned to the DSI storage place for cleaning. Somehow, they FORGOT to clean it (imagine a moldy ashtray!)! We are hoping to see it arrive sometime today. I do not have any good pics yet since we are not settled. I PROMISE to post some soon!

Thank you all for the thoughts, prayers, emails, and everything else you have all done for us since December 10. We love you all and there is no way to repay you for all that you've done. There will be thank you notes soon, but I just haven't got around to that yet. I promise, we have not forgotten a single one of you! :-)

9 comments:

Lauren Kelly said...

Amanda- I seriously am soooooo excited for you. It brings the phrase” There’s no place like home” to a new level, and you are SO right!!!! Happy St. Patty’s Day!!!! :o)

Brittney said...

Woo Hoo!!!!! So glad you're in. I looked down the street to see if you were outside this weekend, but didn't see you. It was one of the very few moments where it wasn't raining!!

Only a few months and we'll be neighbors:)

Post some final pictures when you get a chance.

Kelly said...

I am BEYOND happy for ya'll!!!!!

Silvina said...

I'm SO happy for you that your finally back at home. Your statement is definitely true, there is no place like home.

Lauren said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see pictures!

Lianna Knight said...

YEAH Amanda! I'm so excited for you! Pictures PLEASE!!!

Kendra said...

HOORAY FOR HOME!!!!!!!!

Megan L Hutchings said...

I totally understand the "joys" with moving. I can't wait to see pictures and hope you get settled soon!

Molly said...

What fantastic news. Congratulations!