So we packed all weekend. Said our goodbyes, headed to Chaska Sunday night. Sam did a job for his dad Monday morning and I met him around noon to leave. We drove and drove. We had to drive so slow. 55-60 mph the whole way! So it took us till Thursday to get here. Wed. night we stayed in Spokane and then we got here around 7 pm. We had great weather the whole way. No snow on the road, but snow all around! We didn't hit bad weather until Thursday evening going down the mountain from Spokane to Goldbar. Can I just say that I have so much more respect for truckers now! We have definitely driven across the country before, but we usually do marathon trips and get it done with in one 24 hr period. And that is driving at a normal speed. But this was miserable. It dragged on and on. So I really hope that truckers get paid really well, they deserve every penny! So we have been unpacking. Right when we arrived here we had the surprise of Stephano, a man from Venice, Italy. So right to work when we arrived. We had to cook breakfast the next morning! It was rainy at night when we were unloading.
The video shows all the stuff Sam packed into a 5'x8'x5' trailer. So all that stuff was simply in the trailer, not the back of the truck or the car! I don't know how he did it! Mike and Sam worked hard and got it all in. It was crazy, you should have seen the 3 of us trying to get the mattress to fit! That was crazy! So I just have messy unloading pics. I'll get some other pics up on here as soon as we get this place settled. There was a group here this weekend. Luckily we didn't have to cook for them, so we have been able to focus simply on the unpacking. We do have space for once, yeah! Although we need to get more furniture. It's nice to finally have a place of our own. A place to call home. It's been 3 months since we had to leave our other apartment. So it's about time! I've been noticing people already going crazy about Christmas. I found a few radio stations already dedicated to 24-7 Christmas music! Everyone tends to forget all about Thanksgiving and head straight to Christmas. People move it up earlier and earlier each year, next year we probably won't even talk about halloween, it will be Christmas starting in October. I love Christmas, but I love this fall season so much, we need to enjoy it while it is here. I didn't realize that Thanksgiving is next week already! Crazy! I thought for sure I had 2 more weeks. So we'll have 2 different groups here, and we'll be stuck in the basement, but I think we'll try to have a Thanksgiving meal for just Sam and I. We have a lot to be thankful for this year. Thank you to everyone who helped us move, or gave us a home, and all the support through this little crazy adventure.