Monday, June 10, 2013

On the move at the end of May....

One of the great blessings of having a nice moving budget from Texas A&M was that it allowed us to enjoy all our last time in Tucson with good friends. We never really liked the cactus or rocks or super heat but we did have some great experiences there and became friends with wonderful people.




The end of May was time to finish up school, including Rhianna's 5th grade promotion, awards and parties for all the kids' activities, and visits with friends. Many people had us over to play or eat or swim and we enjoyed the last few weeks. Here are a few pictures from those last days in Tucson:












The packers did all our house in 3 1/2 hours (Amazing!) and then the movers took everything the next day and we headed off to Texas. It took a few days for things to arrive, so we were in a hotel for about a week total. Overall things went pretty good but spending all day together and all in one car/room started to get tiring so we were grateful to get all our things and be in the house. It was a tricky time for Maren since she was really on the verge of crawling but didn't have much space and she was getting teeth. Just before we left Tucson the 3rd on the bottom broke through and during the week of our move she got the 2 big front top teeth. So she would wake up lots and just want me and want to eat and since we were all in one room I didn't want to wake anyone else and so Maren and I shared a bed and didn't sleep too well. Now we are pretty well settled and almost all the way unpacked. We haven't opened the picture boxes yet so I am hoping they made it okay. Almost everything else did....


The big mishap of the move was with Steve's car. We all drove together in the van and were having his Civic towed on one of those big open car trailers that carries several cars. We got a call as we were driving through west Texas that the driver had had a fire on his trailer and the car was burned. He is not sure exactly what happened, (maybe something broke and scraped the ground and started the fire as he was driving??). He was okay but it was scary for him and really shook him up. In any case we now know from his insurance that 5 of 8 cars he was carrying were burned and 4, including ours, were considered totaled. Now for those with much nicer cars I am sure this is a much bigger bummer. For us it was an older car and just makes for one crazy moving story. They are giving us a fair price for the car, the main thing is that the car was still working great and we just weren't planning on needing to get a car for a while. Oh well....we have room in the garage for all the boxes and packing paper....

Now on to adventures in College Station!

3 comments:

Kirsten said...

This is Nick Thomson. We miss you guys. Glad you made it safe to Texas even though Steve's car didn't.

Marci said...

that is crazy about steve's car! good luck in college station... although Kyle and I are both very concerned about you tuning into aggies. I'm pretty sure once a longhorn, always a longhorn...right?!?

mkt said...

Welcome back to Texas! You'll have to take a road trip to Austin one weekend to say hi!