Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Good morning from Texas!
Hello my friends, I know it's been a while but so much has happened that I haven't had a chance to come in and update you.
I don't have Internet at the new house yet, not until next week so I'm actually posting this on my phone, which is quite the effort considering the small screen.
Anyway, I am now safely in Texas, in our new home which I love. There is a lot to do, there are wall colors that I really don't like, and curtains that I find absolutely yucky and not me at all, but it's something we can change and I'll enjoy doing it.
I will take some photos today to try and show you what the house looks like now and then as I paint, change out curtains and remove some gross looking wallpaper, I'll show you the progress.
This road trip down from Idaho was NOT without incident. First day on the road we traveled for 13 hours, everything went fine. Sunday we traveled for 2 hours and my car broke down 12 miles south of Lamar, Colorado.
We blew a cylinder which is not a good thing because the engine completely shut down. Since it was Sunday and a holiday weekend, we couldn't rent a car to finish the drive because every place was closed. We lucked out in finding someone who had one last Uhaul truck for rent. Unfortunately it was a 26 foot truck and we couldn't attach a car trailer because my car is rear wheel drive.
Know what that means right? My car was towed back to Lamar and had to stay behind until hubby and I can make the 6 hour trip back up there to retrieve it. Oh goodness!
Thankfully we had the money available for the trip, but the towing and the uhaul rental ended up costing us close to $1000. *sigh*
Anyway, we are home now, strapped for cash but safe and sound and everything will work itself out.
We've also had to deal with severe thunderstorms and a couple tornado watches, which I thought would terrify this girl having never lived in an area afflicted by them, but it hasn't worried me or scared me like I thought it would. We do have a storm cellar in our home which is wonderful.
Our moving truck doesn't arrive until the 1st of June and I can tell you that I'm slowly dying here waiting for my stuff. I am so ready to make this house my own and put my things in. Guess I just have to wait a little longer
That's pretty much what has been going on, I'm sure I'm missing something but I'll remember it and let you all know next time I update which should be tomorrow, I think.
Anyway, I have the gas company coming this morning, we've had cold showers since Sunday night and it is not something I am enjoying, though to be truthful, I'm thankful that it is summer and not winter.
Wishing you all a blessed Wednesday, I truly do miss chatting and catching up with everyone.