we had a busy weekend with Caleb’s birthday and fixing up the old house a little and getting ready to move to the new place. we had a handful of folks over for Caleb’s birthday party, and while he was a little overwhelmed at even a small gathering, everyone seemed to have fun.
after the fun was over my dad and I headed outside to scrape and paint the eves of the house, which we’re peeling pretty badly in places, and the FHA inspector required it fixed. so we scaled the ladders and braved the heat, and I spilled way to much paint on the ground, roof, ladder and myself, but we made good progress on Saturday and I finished it off on Sunday. I also painted the peeling front steps, and it’s made a HUGE difference in the appearance of the house. I really wish I’d done that about 4 years ago.
on Sunday my parents took the kids to Nashville to see my grandfather, and everyone enjoyed that adventure. meanwhile, mama and I went to church, out to eat, and then appliance shopping — all by ourselves! while I especially missed seeing the kids all day, it was nice to do stuff with just us.
while the guys did outside stuff during the weekend, the gals tackled the big job of packing up stuff inside. now we’ve got a huge pile of boxes in the dining room, and the shelves and cabinets all around the house are mostly empty. it’s strange to see bare walls everywhere, and a little sad to realize we’ll soon be leaving the home we’ve had for almost 4 years. but at the same time we’re very thankful for where we’re going and how well this whole process has gone. thanks for your prayers and please keep praying that it will all continue to move along in time. now that the inspector approved of our work, it’s all out of our hands.
our moving day is Saturday September 2. the LaRoses are moving Friday September 1. they’ve got a lot more kids and other stuff going on, so especially if you know them, please do help them out on Friday. if you’ve got any energy left you can help us out the next day. we’re planning on moving boxes throughout the week beforehand and then doing the major stuff in one big run on Saturday. please let us know if you can help. thanks!