I have to preface this by saying that the move is still very fresh in my mind. By that I mean I am exhausted and only remember the pain in the butt parts of driving for three days stopping only for gas, snacks, and to load/unload our stuff. There were some fun parts too, but moving is mostly a drag..
But we survived it... because our friends and parents are awesome for helping us so, so much!
Moving day was Saturday. It was the hottest day. Probably ever.
We even had enough time to go on a little shopping spree at the San Marcos Outlets, Sam Moon, and the 99 cent store.
Sunday morning we got up at 4 am and drove. And drove. And drove. And drove.
It was dark when we left. And someone *Andrew*, while haphazardly packing the remnants of our house in the middle of the night, left the dolly for the U-haul in the street.
Yes, in the street.
I was LIVID! There's a pic (way at the bottom) below documenting the moment I found out about it.
We all took turns driving. Maddie did surprisingly well. She earned her Class D license.
You know, d for dog :)
After my temper tantrum we met up with our friends in San Diego. Drew (our friend we saw in Boston last month) was visiting too, so it was great to see everybody. There was also a "Mexican Kid Rock" walking a pig on Bacon Street. You can imagine how excited I was about this.
Only in Ocean Beach!
Ahh, I missed beach sunsets.
Tuesday we signed a lease on a two bedroom apartment (that costs only a little tiny bit less than our three bedroom house in Texas, but we saw that coming.)
I also dropped off all my applications to sub/teach in the San Diego school districts.
Unfortunately my car had some flare ups (I think just overheating from all the stop go traffic and what not). So we took extra breaks (at Ross, Fashion Max, Marshall's) for the engine to cool off.
Sorry for all the whining. The move actually went way better than it could have. We got into Pismo late Tuesday night which means we got like a month's worth of stuff done in 3 days. And today we booked our flights with our Alaska vouchers from last Summer (my parents, Andrew, and I stayed the night in Seattle on our way back from Alaska to get four $400 vouchers to use later. Highly recommend, that's how I get to go to Hawaii in September) so we are flying to Orlando, Florida (for $55 for 4 people after those amazing vouchers!) in January for my dad's 50th birthday/retirement and my 30th birthday and going on a week long Western Caribbean cruise. It's 6 months away, but oh man am I counting down the days! We figured we deserve a real vacation after this crazy week!