Friday, February 4, 2011

I'm Back

Hello! I've made it back to my blog. Sorry for the delay. We are officially moved in, but not even close to being settled. It feels like all I've done the past two weeks is unpack boxes, and the house still looks exactly the same . . a mess! Oh well. It will still be there tomorrow, and the next day, and the day after that so I might as well blog! 

For the last eight months, I can't count the number of times that someone has said to me, "do you have, where is your, can I borrow your," etc., etc, and my response was always, "It's on the trailer." This was often followed by, "can you get it?" I think that one must actually see the trailer to appreciate the trailer.

I think that the trailer is 47' long and almost 15' tall. Not a small trailer.
This picture is a little deceiving. It would sort of appear that the trailer has some space on the top. Once you get in about 5' it is solid crap. You can't see anything, or move anything. When we packed it we loaded all of the stuff we could by ourselves, then the movers came and put on all the heavy stuff. That heavy stuff was across the back so you could not get past it to get to anything else.

The trailer had been parked at my parent's house since we moved out of our old house. Travis took a long lunch the week before last and drove it over to our house. I was at the house working on sealing the granite and tile, and I got a text from him that said, "Look out the window, the Rednecks are moving in." It totally cracked me up because that is what we looked like. It is one ugly trailer! We were so lucky to get to use it though. My dad got it from his work so it was free to use, and we only had to load/unload once so I could deal with the ugliness.

The day we unloaded we hired the same moves that helped us load it. If there is anyone out there moving, they are great. They are called Tapia Movers and they are the most affordable place we could find. To unload the entire trailer it was only $160.00 and worth every penny. We had some heavy stuff, and I'd say about 200 boxes, not to mention my way too many totes. I tipped them well and still felt that it was steal. It would have taken us a good week or two to empty it ourselves.


  1. at least you are moved in. i know you. you'll be moving stuff around this time next year. K.

  2. It's amazing how a little help can take the weight of the world off your shoulders. But it still looks like you have your hands full. ...j