Tuesday, October 14, 2008

moving hassels

well we made it!
we are now living in Lenoir.
It has been quite the experience and we still dont have internet.

ok- here we go
Friday Oct. 3
We signed for the house on Friday at 11 am.
We got to the house and then left to so some errands.
We spent the night in the house on our air mattress.

We woke up at 8am and realized that there was cleaning and things to do but our stuff wasn't coming til Wednesday. We decided to to to Myrtle Beach to visit Dave's parents. They go there every other year or so for the month of Oct.
We also wanted to surprised Dave's sisters family since they were also coming up that weekend.
It was a good day, apx 4 hour drive. (but it took us a bit longer due to stops)we had a good time swimming in the ocean, shell collecting, and hanging out. We did surprise his sisters family! They did not expect to see us at all!

We went to the ocean after breakfast, went swimming. After lunch Jenn and I went shopping. We got back home just after 4 pm and Dave was ready to head for home.
We arrived after dark and discovered that they power was shut off!!! (I keep wanting to call it hydro)
When we had called them on Friday and paid our deposit- they said there would be no disruption of power. We couldn't blow up our air mattress.
So it was 9pm and we didn't want to meet our neighbours(im going to have to learn how to spell the American way soon) this way so we went to the hotel another night.

Dave brought me back to the house and he left for work while I cleaned (sweeping dusting etc). We still had water though- I like being on City water!
While I was taking a break on our screened in porch I saw our neighbour(-u) letting out her dogs- so I said hi to her. After she put the dogs back inside she came over to chat and found out that we had no power. She drive me into town to see if we could deal with it. (in the end we got power on Tuesday)
A bit later in the afternoon she came by with a cold pop (soda) and crackers and an invitation for Dinner.

We had chicken wings (done on then BBQ, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob and buns... soo soo yummy - esp after eating out!!
We found out that they just got married this past year and that their house is just as old as ours and needs a bit more work.
They let us use their power to blow up our air mattress.

I had my first visitors. A couple Google wives came over (MC and Deborah)and brought some yummy treats.
while they were over I got a phone call tell me that our furniture was arriving that day! that was very exciting!
So after they left I took some empty house photos and will upload the full house ones later. Dave came home from work the same time the people arrived. They had a huge truck! All our stuff did not fill it though.
Check out the photos.

The guy to turn on our power also arrived as they were unloading. The whole process took 4 hours? not even.

The last few days have been mostly unpacking boxes and putting things away. I would say (one week later) that we are 90% done. I think that is very good! now all thats left is the little stuff that never seems to be unpacked.

We also found out that our hot water was heated by gas and not electricity. So we had to call them and we got our gas turned on on Wednesday.

On Friday I went scrap booking at MCs house. I also got to meet her neighbour and see her house- its huge!

on Sat. more unpacking and Dave worked on the fence. He wants to get a dog in Nov. We have discovered that he is allergic to Caylee. He started to break out in a rash again once we started to unpack all the stuff and cat hair was flying around again. That really sucks cuz I love cats, oh well. That evening Dave and I went to a movie in Hickory. (30min away)

Sunday we went to a Presbyterian Church, Excellent preacher but boring music. we will keep church shopping

Monday we went to the pet store in Hickory to get stuff for Dave's fist tank.

Tuesday I went for a walk with Deborah and Courtney and am now sitting in the library for 3 hours catching up on things and doing some research for my role as an MC on the 24th

so thats my life til now.
We hope to get internet soon. We cant right now without a social security number. That should be done by the end of the month.
I also cannot get a cell phone without a SSN either. So right now I bought a pay as you go one. It will get me through this month with out racking up Dave's Toronto phone bill.


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