After the holidays my focus switched to moving. All of our things from Boston were stored at the Kuevens' office building along with boxes and furniture that were stored from Tupelo. Cheri helped me go through and repack some of our things at the office. We had fun looking through boxes that were packed from before we moved to Boston along with some wedding gifts that we didn't have room for in Tupelo. I kept thinking I only had "one more box" to pack, which turned into multiple trips back to the office to get everything there.
The days leading up to the closing were very stressful. The date changed a few times, appliances were late being installed, trying to coordinate movers in Meridian, different ones in Katy, renting the U-haul... Whew!
Chance, Toby, and I said our goodbyes in Meridian and spent Wednesday night (Jan 9) with LA and Chris in Hattiesburg. I loved seeing their house and hanging out with them for the night. We hit the road around 9 the next day excited to get to Texas and see John. I cannot say enough how easy our drive was, which was a major prayer answered! We had a few hours of rain and some traffic once we got to Houston but other than that we had a smooth trip. Chance and Toby were both wonderful passengers! Thursday night was spent in a hotel in Katy and Friday was the big day... The house would be ours!!
John worked until noon, we did our final walkthrough at the house, then met to close a few hours later. Again, Chance was great during the whole process. He sat during the closing and watched Mickey on my phone... Sweet boy! Of course closing took forever.... It was after 7:00 once we finally got our keys and made it home. We celebrated with McDonald's and some champagne, very classy I know! Ha. We set up Chance in his pack-n-play, blew up our air mattress, and enjoyed our first night in our new house!
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