I took a few pictures today. This is their fireplace in the current apartment, after I cleared almost everything off of it. They’ll miss this because the new place doesn’t have a fireplace:
Beth was resting after loading a bunch of stuff in the car:
I was standing on their front porch taking pictures of the approaching rain. They have 3 balconies at the current apartment – one at the front door and one off each bedroom.
8:05 p.m…..I hurt. Everywhere. I just got home at about 7:15, and this is the first chance I’ve had to sit down and update. After we moved 2 loads of stuff from the apartment, I went clothes shopping. I hate doing that, but I needed some more things to wear. I found a dress, a pantset a top, a pair of sandals, and a beautiful black and purple knit top that I knew would look gorgeous on Bethany.
I left the house at 9:50 this morning, stopped by Shipley Donuts to get a couple dozen kolaches, and headed to Brandon and Rachael’s. Mark was meeting us there at 10:00. When I got there, he and Brandon were already moving the dining table out of the apartment.
We made 2 trips in Steve’s truck, Mark’s truck, Brandon’s work van, Beth’s car, and one trip in my car. When they took the 2nd load over, I stayed at the current apartment to unload all the kitchen cabinets. They have some heavy furniture. The master bedroom is bare now, except for the mattress and springs from their bed. They have a huge oak bed, with a mirrored storage headboard. It takes up a whole wall. Then they have a dresser and a chest.
Mark had to leave to go pick up a car he’s buying, and when he came back, he brought reinforcements….Bruce.
The only thing left in the living room is a couch and the tv. We also moved the futon, the grill, their dining table and chairs, the matching china hutch and tons of other stuff. I packed up Christmas decorations, wedding decorations, and wedding presents. And washed dishes and scrubbed the stove. There are all kinds of fines they have to pay if everything isn’t spic and span when they leave.
My brother-in-law’s dad owns this new apartment, and I think he’s going to be glad to have them living there. It is a garage apartment behind his house, but it’s as big as the apartment they live in now. He has a shop on the first floor of the building. It has a very nice deck. They’ll have to have some furniture to go out there. Hmm….Christmas isn’t too far away. When we got there with the first load, my BIL’s brother was there making some repairs on the deck.
When we were making the first trip, I was behind Beth on the feeder road of the beltway. She drives a Mustang now. So this beautiful blue brand new Mustang with a young guy driving, was in the other lane. He saw her, and kept looking over at her (believe me….I was watching him ) We got stopped by the light, and she was first in line. He pulled up right beside her, looked over again, stre-e-e-e-etched his arms out, and put his right arm on the back of the passenger seat, all the time looking at her. She never saw him. It was really funny to watch. He was trying his best to show off for her and she wasn’t looking.
So when I got home from shopping, she was on the phone with Russell. I think she still is. He’s a police officer in Oklahoma.
She told me today that the other morning when Robert was waiting in our driveway for her to come out, and she told him to leave, he went down the street to a parking lot, and watched her drive out of the neighborhood. He probably thinks she didn’t see him. *Sigh*
I’m thinking she may need to go ahead and buy that engagement ring she saw at Walmart. It’s not that expensive. And maybe it would really send Robert a message.
It’s moving day. I just hope it doesn’t rain. It’s not looking too good out there. And they have a lot of large, heavy pieces of furniture to move.
I got an email from my sister this morning. They are home from their European cruise. They flew home from Barcelona, Spain. Tomorrow is her birthday….48.