Posts Tagged ‘packing’

So, oh my goodness. Let’s just jump right into updates shall we? 

First off some people have asked when my parents are moving.  They will be moving July 25.. so in a couple weeks!

This past Monday, Trent and I were talking and we decided to extend our stay here in our apartment.  Our lease is/was coming up on July 14 and this job is lasting at least until the second week in August.  So we went ahead and made the phone calls and we got the apartment until August 11!! YAY… Well yesterday Trent gets a call and there is a job in Delaware starting up between July 15-20 and Trent and I are both on that job. Ummmm.. Great news but horrible news.  If we break our lease, we are on the line for $1,000.  I do not know about you, but that is a good chunk of money. YIKES!  We have not actually signed anything yet though, so that may be our only saving grace.  However, I mean our apartment complex went out of their way to make sure we could stay longer and not we are kind of screwing them over by saying.. oh NM. and really only giving them a 2 week notice (we do have it in writing that we are leaving on July 14 though with no new writing that we are leaving on the August 11).  Does this make any sense? So technically, there was only a verbal agreement.. but to me that is still an agreement.  SO we will just see how that shakes down because I have never been on a job when it starts exactly on time. 

So if we are moving next On July 14, that means I have one week to pack up the house.  Trent and I are leaving on a plane this Tuesday (July 3) to go to my parents house and will not be back home until Monday (July9) night.  Soooo there is going to be a lot going on. A lot needs to be figured out, but I am not worried.  My Father in Heaven will take care of the timeline.  I just have to take care of the packing! Hahaha

Have a great Saturday everyone!!!

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we moved!

Hey everyone! We got an email last night saying to come to New Jersey and work out of the office. So we packed up what all we had left in the room and left this morning. We got to the office around 2pm , worked till 6pm, checked into the new hotel, ordered pizza and now watching House!

Thanks everyone for your prayers, kind words, and thoughts the past couple days. You guys uplift me more than you know. Wish me luck with work this week, it is going to be a bit tricky.

Nighty night!

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Happy Friday! I got to work from home today and oh my goodness. I was so busy it was crazy, but I was in the zone! I love when work goes by so quickly like that. When I looked at the clock it always jumped 2 hours ahead, so it was super fast day.

Where are we going you ask? Oh we still do not know. The jobsite is buttoned up completely. The office trailers left this morning at 7:30am. We still have no clue where we can go. We do not know if we can go home, we do not know if we should head to the NJ office. We know nothing. SO for the time being we will continue to hang out in our hotel room , which is fully packed. So I am really trying not to stress here people, but it is literally taking everything I have to reign it in. No good.

So because we have no clue where we are going and we found out our winery was having a scratch and dent sale on their red wine, we decided to go ahead and run up there. We purchases a case of wine, then continued to go and buy 3 bottles of champagne and several more bottles of wine from different wineries. Needless to say we opened a bottle tonight. Hahaa. I told Trent, we may have no place to live but never fear….. we have wine! We sound like we drink all the time, when in reality we have a bottle of wine MAYBE once a month. Everything in moderation right?! Haha.

Ok so that is the update. Pray for me please. I am starting to get like…. well like feeling I really want to know where I am going. When it really does not matter. We have enough money in the bank, we have cars that work, we have one another and best off we have a God that knows what He is doing.

Nighty night, I will keep you posted.

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This is going to be quick:  It is Thursday and we still do not know where we are going.  Needless to say a little bit… on edge. Not stressed because Trent and I get to stay together no matter what.  So at least I have him. I would just like to know if I get to go see my parents or not. Ya know?

Ok, thats it for tonight.


Nighty night 🙂  Wanna pic? Ok.

This is of me and my sister in law Lindy! We went on a hike (same hike as the pic from yesterday). Lots of fun!! Love her!

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Did you forget about me?  I did not forget you, but I have been kind of busy.. Kind of lazy.  Let me do some explaining.

So, we are moving this Friday.  Which is pretty normal. If you will remember from previous posts such as Too Much…blah and Saying sorry. wah wah either way I am not very pleasant during these times.  My new years resolution was to be a bit better in this department.  So this weekend Trent decided we should get ready to move.  Things were pretty much packed, but my house was a mess. Messes stress me out for some reason.  I am not sure why, but I just cannot seem to sleep if I know something really needs to be cleaned. Ya know?

Ok moving on. So like I said.. New Years Res blah blah blah.  I completely shut down!  I am not talking a little bit, I am talking a lot of bit. Like completely just sitting and doing nothing and feeling overwhelmed.  Thank God Trent bucked up and was able to take over the family chores.  Now do not get me wrong.  I made breakfast lunch and dinner. We worked out.  I got things done, just not packing. When Trent and I sat down for dinner on Monday (when it was all over) I told him I realized that I did nothing.  I said “There has to be a middle ground.  Something between stressed and shutting down”  He said he thought I just did not want to go outside and be cold.   I said, well that too!

I am happy he did not think less of me and I am kind of glad he realized I do not like the cold. Hahaha. That is a boys job anyhow right?!  Haha  So that is what is going on here. Oh and in case you want to ask where we are going… I have no clue and we are moving this weekend.

Good times Good times!

Wanna see a pic of us in beautiful MI?


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HELLLLLO!  Ok, so before Trent and I left MN we found some awesome stacking boxes (made in America)… but only 4.  Well Saturday, Trent found another 12 of them at the Home Depot here in NY. So Sunday we decided to unpack everything and pack it all back up again.  Now this seems like a huge task and let me reassure you it is, but we were able to put some tine into it.

We (I) put in the movie Something Borrowed (GREAT MOVIE) and Trent hauled in all of our boxes.  While we watched the movie we sorted and packed.  Trent made little signs to go on each box and we got soooo organized I could die happy.  If you recall I usually have mini meltdowns over packing, but not anymore my friends!  Packing has taken a turn for the better, all because Trent found those boxes!  I will take a pic of the inside trailer so you can see the awesomeness which is my home on wheels. In the mean time have a great Monday evening and I will see you again tomorrow.

Nighty night

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Is it time to go yet?

So the job is winding down.  Why is it, when the end is near people become grumpy?  They are happy they do not have to work anymore (and have another job to go to), but sad because the amount of stress that comes with wrapping up a project.  Either way, it is a bit tense in the ol’ office.

In other news, we finished packing last night, in the rain (okay is was a drizzle). 

rain by onlinewoman

 Trent looked at me and said we have too much stuff. I said okay, but I don’t know what to do about that and we moved on.  My mood has gotten TONS better.  Now I just have a spurt instead of a day filled event. Trent is probably saying “God really does answer prayer!” haha.

So now our hotel room just has clothes, bread, bagels, oatmeal, and refridge stuff to pack up. All doable for sure. It is not clean (which does murder me a little), but it is getting packed down.  I cannot wait to go to our homes. My Father in law makes some of the BEST breakfast in the world, which I will not get to eat until next Sunday, but hey I can have something to look forward to.

Perfect Breakfast? by oospMMMMMMMM breakfast!

Did I mention that my sister is having her wedding shower? Iam just so excited about it. It is going to be beautiful and I will have pics don’t worry 🙂

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Too Much….blah!







This is a pic of all my crap.  I am trying to lay out my clothes for this week and next week.  I have decided against laying them out for this week. I will wash what I wear, leave it on the hanger, and put it into the trailer as is.  So I just need to pack for next week.  However, I am not sure what  I will be doing next week.  I am sure fishing will be on the agenda, some family time, some sunning (if there is a God), and who knows.. So some jeans/shorts/bathing suit/ sweat shirts/ t-shirt/long sleeve shirts should do… I just don’t know what ones I want. BLAH!   So I stopped this project completely because I felt a bit overwhelmed.


so this  doesn’t look so bad:








But I am kind of at a loss on what to do now. Trent went outside to shoot his bow (I told him to pack it and it sparked an interest in it.. surprise surprise) I do not blame him though, I don’t want to be around me either.  I keep telling myself, I just wish everything had a place.  I hate that everything does not pack up nicely.  My pots and pans are bulging out of their bin, there is no nice way to pack up clothes and then take them immediately back out again.  I have known this all along, every time we move, but it just does not get any easier. I just want to be so organized and it just can’t be that way.. not yet… not till we have a home of our own.  But that won’t be for a decade or so, if ever. I am really fine with never having a home, but moving just frustrates me a little bit.  I will be over it soon though…. me and my beer here will be over it soon….


OO wanna see a pic of us eating down?






There is Trent ,cooking up some chicken 🙂  See the happiness? I do love this kid. He is the best! Have a great Sunday. I will see you all tomorrow:)

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So, this morning it is time to take a look at our things because we need to pack on up and move on out…..


This is what we are filling up


This is the Aluma.  This is what Trent and I live out of. It has all of our worldly possessions in it and we lug  bring it along with us every time we move.  I am kind of making fun of it, but it really is a nice thing to have.  It is big and can fit everything I thought I would need for on the road living. We pack it to the brink every time, so we obviously need it. Lord knows the vibe (my car) could not handle the shoe collection alone. Haha.


So we are packing, the only thing is before we actually move we are heading to our parents houses.  We heading up to Traverse City on Friday to attend a wedding of my best friend to his new best friend (his wife). Ha!  SO happy for them, they are a great couple. It takes 10-12 hours to get there so Friday is shot. Saturday I have cupcakes to get for my sisters wedding shower, then we are going to the wedding. Sunday I am waking up at an ungodly hour to drive 3 hours downstate to my parents house, to give my sister her wedding shower (pics to come because it will be awesome). SO, to the point I was trying to make I am not sure how to pack my clothes. I will need work clothes for the rest of the week, dress clothes for the weekend, regular clothes for the next week, then work clothes for when we arrive to our new location…….. YIKES!

Trent probably needs to pack his own suitcase.  Now I do have access to the trailer during the week at our parents homes, but last time I ventured in there to find some clothes I think I bent my wrist back! hahaha.


How do you guys pack when you are going someplace and need an assortment of outfits?  It always trips me up……..

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