Sunday, March 18, 2012

Arriaval info, updates, etc.

    Wow. That's all I can say. The past month has been so full, and, well, a bit crazy! I want to tell you the whole story so sit back and relax......
    Approximately three weeks ago (sorry, I don't remember the exact date) on a Monday we loaded the Uhaul. The weather was, well, horrible. It was super muddy, cold, and drizzling. Despite all of that we got the truck loaded by the afternoon, ate dinner, and crashed on air mattresses set up in the living room. Even though we were all exhausted , and I don't know if it was the echoing effect that an empty house makes, or the thought that we had to get up soon, but none of us slept a wink that night! Of course, it also could have been the fact that the mattresses had.... issues. Anyway, we rose at 5:00am, cleaned up a bit, and put some last minute things in the car. We had wanted to leave at 5:40 but one of our cats decided that she wasnt going to show up! We waited and waited and finally 10 minutes later we pulled out. Everything fit in, or on (the vaccum was duck taped to the back) the truck, which still amazes me! The trip was pretty uneventfull. Well, there was of course the tire that blew out on the Uhaul, but that didnt cause us too much of a delay :-) We arrived in Florida at our new home, safe and sound.
    We were very blessed to have friends of ours come the next day to help us unload the truck and bring dinner.... It was kind of crazy, especially when there was not anymore room to put things, but we got it done! Ever since then we have been working on setting things up, unloading boxes, and getting to know the area. Things are very steadily coming along and we have almost all of the boxes unpacked! Moving from a 3 bedroom house to a 2 bedroom condo has had its challenged, but everything is working out and we are so glad to be here!

    These are some chocolate cover strawberries we made to bring over to a friends house for dinner. They were a big hit:-) One of my dad's friends that was there has four year old twin girls that are so funny! Delany and I were playing hide-and-go-seek with them: "Ok, you hide there, and you hide there, and we will come find you!". Haha. We have been named "Her" and "The other girl".

   I love making Challah bread for Shabbat. And this past Shabbat I got to try my hand at the six braid loaf that I could never master. Not bad for a first try, eh?

                                               Delany and I in front of the condo!

    Did I mention we live on a golf course? Here is the amazing view off our back porch! It is so nice and peacfull to sit out back there......

   The cats  love it out back:-) We left NC with five cats, but we only have two now. We arent really sure what happened, they just got scared and ran off I guess!
    That about sums up the past 3 weeks. We are now preparing to leave for Family Week/Passover in less than two weeks!
Until next time......
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