Friday, July 21, 2006

The First Load

We're getting the keys to our new place tomorrow morning. In anticipation, I've packed my car with the following:
  • Garbage Can
  • Coffee pot
  • Garbage Bags
  • Assorted cleaning stuff
  • Towels and shower basics
  • Ice Cube Tray
  • Frying Pan and 1 pot
  • Two boxes of StrongOpinions' fragile stuff
  • One workshop shelf unit for PH's tools and stuff
  • Toilet Paper and Paper Towels
  • A small portable radio
  • First Aid Kit
  • A five foot long needlepoint my SIL made for PH on the occasion of his ordination. It is a vine with all different symbols from the Bible, from grapes and olives to cranes and bees. It's gift of love that will eventually be hung near our front door, to remind us what we are about. I want to prop it up in the living room while we do this work, to make us smile.

The other thing, of course, will be our wallets....moving is an expensive proposition! We'll spend the weekend getting supplies, removing the cheesy faux-paneling in the basement. and starting the work of sheetrocking the basement. We'll have friends from church (a couple of whom were part of our Pascagoula mission trip in February, and are now experts at this sort of stuff) helping out, plus PH's retired cousin (HeWhoOwnsAPickupTruck), clearly one of the most important helpers because of our need to get sheetrock, ceiling tiles, and other large things from HomeDepot.

Somehow, I think I'll be making lots or trips back and forth between the places, moving the little odds and ends that aren't suited to the movers' truck.

All will be well, all will be well.


Mary Beth said...

I am praying the special Mover's Prayer for you:



Sophia said...

Hi Mibi,

I will (hopefully) update my blog sometime soon. It's chaos around here, which has not been aided by the fact that the housing folks at the seminary think I'M the crazy one for taking issue with their wishy-washy, disorganized, and completely ridiculous process of telling (actually, not telling) people when their apartments are actually available. I have never in my life heard of a landlord or school who tells you a move in date - and then tells some people that, oh, they didn't mean that, and certain apartments will be available on a different date two weeks later. Not happy.

Praying Mary Beth's mover's prayer now....

Rev Dr Mom said...

Good luck with the move. And I hope seminary is a wonderful experience for you!

Four years ago this time, I was selling my house and packing for seminary, too.

mibi52 said...

Oh, Sophia, I'm sorry you're dealing with such disorganized people in your move. That stinks. Partiularly in the city where you are, where changes of plans at the last minute can be stressfully expensive. You're in my prayers even as I'm practicing my breathing, as Mary Beth prescribes!

Rev Dr Mom, thanks for the good words. I'm sure it's going to be an awesome experience.

And now, off for an early morning walk!

Sophia said...

Hi again Mibi,

Sorry for ranting in your comments...

Sounds like things are coming together pretty well and you are all ready to go!

I found myself cross checking my list with your list for the first trip to the new place... :-)

Best of luck with it all!

Anonymous said...

Mibi -- Can I bring over a housewarming gift??

Do you need chocolate?

mibi52 said...

Jan, I ALWAYS need chocolate! Give me a week to actually get furniture in the new place, and I'd love to have you over for coffee or tea or wine or chocolates or whatever(actually, given my struggles with my weight weight, a candle might be preferable to chocolate, I'm sad to say)...

mibi52 said...

P.S. to Jan - I'll give you a call at your church next week and we can set up a time so you can come'll be fun to have a meet-up in the midst of the boxes etc.!

My non-blog name is Mary Thorpe.

Marie said...

Good luck Mibi. I'm so glad you're letting us read about all this. And I like MB's moving prayer. I will pray it for you too. I will be doing the same thing in 2 years. Well, more like Sophia's thing, living in seminary housing. Good idea putting the coffee maker near the top of the list!I'm deadly curious about what seminary you're going to...

mibi52 said...

VTS, in Alexandria VA. Yes, the coffee maker was the prime essential!

Cathy said...

Ahhh - VTS - I have been there when I went to a conference there - for Christian Education. I have had several friends attend VTS.

I saw my first chipmunk on the campus of VTS! Lovely chapel there.