Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Very Thankful For Family!

If you read my last post, you will know that we were struggling to make ends meet after the lay off and had no clue how we were going to get funds together for us to move. No bank was going to lend us a penny, since neither of are currently working.  We were so lost.  Let me just say my FIL is a true godsend at this time.  He was willing and able to loan us the amount we needed for our move.

I did talk my hubby into staying here one extra month so we can let our daughter graduate with her pre-K class in June.  Our house is slowly getting packed up, A LOT of it is getting purged via craigslist & freecycle & friends.

As of June 22, our place here in CA will be packed up on a truck and shipped to WI.  We will leave here either the 24th or 25th, after we do final clean up.   We will drive till we can’t handle the drive anymore, it’s a 22 hour drive to our first destination, and stop to sleep at a hotel or if we make it to the in-laws in OK, all the better to save us money.  We will stay there for a few days and head up to WI by end of the week.  Will stop in IL to finally meet a friend of mine face to face, we met on a message board when we were both pregnant 5 years ago! but living across country from each other, we never got to meet in person, and now we finally will!  Then after our late dinner with her and her family, we will finish the drive to my brothers house, where we will be staying until we can get established finding jobs and getting our own place.

I am so thankful for family in our time of need, and honestly do not know what we would do without them.  They will never know how much this truly means to me and my immediate family.

Our daughter is so excited about moving, she asks me at least 3 times a day, if we are going to Uncle T’s house now.  Every time we get in the car, she thinks we are going, and gets bummed when I tell her it will be another 2 months before we go.  Of course at 4, 2 months is 2 hours later..  She is so excited to play with her cousin.  And so excited to be able to go spend the night at grandmas.  I have decided that I am going to make a calendar to help her understand and mark off the days till we move. 

So there you have it, things are looking up so much in the last week.  That being all said, the sewing machine is already packed up, the cameo is still out, but will be packed up soon. I do have a friend wanting me to make her daughter a couple hats, so I will keep out my crochet hooks and the yarn, but other than that my crafting is pretty much put on permanent hold till after the move, and possibly till after we find our own place.