Friday, June 11, 2010

The Move to Memphis

Last weekend we rented a trailer and loaded up for the nine-hour drive to Memphis (with stops, it took a little longer).

Beginning the load
We left at 4:00 a.m. the next morning.
Loaded to capacity
Goodbye, house.
Claire is definitely a morning person, even at 4:00 a.m.
Ready for a new adventure!

Checking out her new crib
First order of business - dump out the toys! Now it's beginning to feel like home.
After unloading, we headed straight to Wal-Mart to get some basics. We headed directly to the back of the store where my loves grabbed a jug of water and a jug of milk and started drinking. We had to pay for empty containers when all was said and done. The checker seemed shocked and asked me if I knew they were empty. I assured her that we were the ones who emptied them. I'm guessing this doesn't happen very often.
A look around at our new place...
This is what you see when you enter the front door. There's an entry closet on your left and a hallway on your right. The doorway to our room is just around the wall on the left.
Once you enter the living area, you can see this. Our dining area is in the middle with Claire's play area behind. The kitchen is open with lots of storage.
Our room
Claire sleeps in our closet. Don't worry - she likes it.
To the right of the front door is our office area. The open door is the guest bath.
Another view of the hallway - At the end of the hall is Matt's room. Matt is another manager who works with Steve. He's our roomie. The open door on the right is his bath/guest bath. The double doors on the back left open to our laundry room. The front door on the left opens to a very large hallway closet that we are using for a pantry and a place to store board games.
Claire seems to really like Memphis. She's settled in quite nicely. Here's a pic of her watching Veggie Tales while I walked around taking pictures.
As yet we do not have internet in our apartment. It was supposed to go in on Monday, but I am delayed in Houston. Hopefully we will get it hooked up by the end of next week. In the meantime, I will try to put a few pictures of Claire on here this weekend to hold you over.
Memphis is hot. In fact, I think it might be even hotter than Houston. The heat index in Memphis yesterday was 108. It actually felt cool when I got back to Houston yesterday evening. How crazy is that? I don't think I've ever arrived in Houston and thought it was a refreshing change. Weather aside, I like Memphis. I think this is going to be a great year full of exciting new adventures.


Valerie said...

Well, as far as transitions go, that looks like a smooth move for everybody. But I am confused -- is this just a temporary move and you are keeping your house in Houston?

Happily Ever After said...

Hey, Val. This is a temporary move. Steve took a promotion, which is based in Memphis; but he plans to return to the line in 12-18 months, which would put us back in Houston. So we are keeping our house in Houston and are renting an apartment in Memphis.