I don't even know what to say or how to start tellin' y'all what a nightmare this move has been. Move...Ha! All right, let me start at the beginning.
So three weeks ago today we moved out of our house in Portland and moved into a hotel for a week. The move was a bit surreal, but I was happy to get it started. We were supposed to have a large group of people helping out on the move, but that didn't happen. It ended up being my dad, brother and three other guys. Moved out 2 houses in one day. Oy!
We moved into the hotel and I ended up having to share a room with my parents for two nights. That was not fun. lol. My dad & SIL took off that Monday to drive back to Livonia. My SIL has difficulties flying due to sinus issues and my dad likes to drive, so off they went. They got to Livonia on that Thursday.
I started work that Monday at my new job. The big boss wanted me to start in Portland to get an idea what I was supposed to be doing in Livonia. So, I started. It wasn't anywhere near as hard as I thought it would be. Don't get me wrong, it's very physical and I'm on my feet all day, but the day flies by super fast and all that good stuff.
That Saturday my mom, brother, nephews and I flew back. We had a direct flight from Portland to Minneapolis. I've never flown before in my life, so that was a trip. I had a mini-freak out on the first take off, but the first landing and the flight to Detroit was fine. Minneapolis is gorgeous! At least, the airport is. Ha! The flight to Minneapolis was super-smooth. Once we got up in the clouds there was nothing but blue sky. No turbulence at all. It was only when we were landing in Detroit that we hit any. It was snowing and windy, so we shimmied quite a bit, but the landing was fine.
While we were living in the hotel in Portland, we found out that Chase had quite literally screwed us all over. The loan officer who was working on both my parents and brother's loans for their houses had told them that everything was just fine and that the houses would close about the time we got into Livonia. Well, he lied. Turns out that the loans couldn't be transferred from Portland to Michigan, so we had to start the entire process all over again. Yes, we are still living in a hotel. But, we're all moving in on Monday. We've got the keys and all that good stuff.
I walked through my parents house with my mom yesterday. As we pulled up to the house and got out, we heard this warbling noise. We looked around and up in the tree was a cardinal. We don't have cardinals in Portland, so we looked at it as a sign that it was welcoming us home. :) The house is really cute and totally my mom. It makes me feel slightly claustrophobic in certain areas, but I will only be living there for a short time, so I'll make do. :D
I can't begin to tell you how much I love it here. The people are very nice and the air is so clean. It was only in the mid-teens when we arrived, but spring is definitely in the air. I've been sick since we got here with a sinus/bronchial thing, but it's getting better. I'd like to cut out my throat though. It hurts. :(
I'll be glad to be done with fast food and restaurant food though. It's getting old super fast. Blech!
The hotel we're in is amazing. The staff has been awesome and I've got my own room. A giant whirlpool tub and a king-sized bed. I haven't been sleeping very well due to the cold. But, it's nice to have some space from the rest of the family. Eesh!
We never thought we'd be living in a hotel for three weeks (1 in Portland & 2 here), but we did. We'll be so glad to get into our new houses. I'm tired of living in a hotel!!!!
So, that's why I've been a bit AWOL lately. That and my mom's had my computer all this time. I finally had to take it back. lol. I'll be here more often soon. Miss you all!!!!