August 23, 2011

Packing Daze

The past three days have been a whirlwind! Getting everything ready to be packed; making sure that anything we don't want packed is COMPLETELY out of the way; still having access to those items we don't want packed; keeping Nessa away from the packers even though she desperately wants to be near them; staying out of their way; answering questions that are going to pop up; offering refreshments because I would be a devil woman not to at least make the offer when it's a billion degrees outside and they are, after all, packing MY belongings; I've been wearing a lot of hats!

My part is over, I have what I need for the next month or two packed and ready to go. That's pretty much all I can do and hope that I haven't forgotten anything of great importance and if I did? Damn. Must not be imperative enough for me to think of it ahead of time.

On one hand, I'm a little stressed out, but on the other hand, I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing that I'm juggling all of this. Josh is here but because of his current schedule I am trying to make sure he gets to rest as much as possible and that ends up being while the packers are here-oh well! I used to run my own before and after school childcare site, if I really consider watching three grown men pack our stuff for us a stressful task, then I think there is a bigger issue at hand!

Now that we're getting ready to move AGAIN, I started to reflect on the move down here and I don't even know if the following people will read this but I wanted to take a moment to thank them properly, because I never got the chance to before I left.

Jerry Trout
Jim Stevens
Dan Adams
Diane Stevens
Patty Kinsella
Dotty North
The Dark Knights
And Leighann Franklin

Jerry, you are a super man! Not only did you help me load up that truck, but you drove it all the way down to Biloxi by yourself! You have done so many little things for Josh and I, and I just want you to know that we may not always say thank you but what you do does not go unnoticed. Thank you.

Jim and Di, you guys came to help me on your day off and Di, you came after a dental procedure-are you nuts?! Jim you really took the lead and I can guarantee that if you weren't there it would have taken A LOT longer! Thank you both time and time again!

My friend Giles you crazy man, you showed up when so many didn't and I can't thank you enough for that! You were squished, battered and beaten just to help me! I'm sorry for the injuries you incurred and grateful you were there and I will never forget that you helped me.

PK, I love you woman! Thank you for helping me not only load all that stuff up but pack it up too and we both know how much crap Josh has collected in such a short amount of time; okay I guess I contributed a little too! Also, to Uncle Jim, thank you for the boxes!

Dots, thank you for taking time off of work just to help me! I would also like to add that most of the boxes I used to move that stuff down here were from you, I only had to buy one roll of tape the whole time I was packing and that was the day we loaded stuff up! So thank you for everything!

I also want to thank some of the 338th Dark Knights (and Leighann!), you may not have helped load that truck but you certainly helped unload it at lightning speed! I would've never guessed that something that took us the better part of 5 hours to load up would take a mere 45 minutes to unload! Extra snaps to Leighann for proving that a woman is capable of carrying more than some of those guys did!

Though not listed above I would also like to give a shout out to my mom and dad. I know you were both unable to help load the truck but you helped me countless nights packing, talking me down when I was panicked I wasn't packing fast enough or that I would forget something. Dad, thank you for the packing supplies and the listening ear. Mom, thank you for driving me all the way down to Biloxi I know it wasn't ideal and I definitely wasn't the best navigator (but I also wasn't the one who said to take the truck route either Jerry haha) but I thank you for making the trip with me, I had a lot of fun!

For anyone else who has helped us in anyway Josh and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!

Alright, enough of the mushy stuff! Here are some photos of the packing process!


  1. Glad to see that everything went well with the packing! And thanks for the extra snaps, some of those guys are weaklings :D lol

  2. Bah ha ha they really are! And if they aren't PHYSICALLY weaklings, they're EMOTIONAL ones (whiners!) haha