Monday, August 27, 2007

Feelin' Hot Hot HOT!

Moving day is never fun. Not for your amazing friends who help (thanks guys) or for the OCD wife who attempts to orchestrate it. We went through two bags of ice, endless bottle of water and one 64oz bottle of Gatorade and all we got was a packed to the roof POD. Check out the fun we had!

The Bobs & Matt finish the first shift...

Sadly, due to the heat, I lost my head and didn't take pictures of the second shift of hard-working movers - Pat & Nate. Thanks for bearing with us guys!

Finally, on Sunday night at 9, Team T-J finished filling the POD.

We're so excited that we broke out a pose reserved for VERY special occasions:

The Maverick & Goose

Then, celebratory dancing broke out:

Big finish with jazz hands -

Then we locked it up and called it a night

Finally, the next day I couldn't walk but waved good bye to 99% of our worldly possessions from one of the two remaining items in our apartment.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Moving forecast - Sofa King HOT

Weather predicted for moving our stuff into the POD day - 95 degrees and very humid. FAN-tastic!

Friday, August 24, 2007

The POD is here!

The POD arrived right on time

Love that POD-zilla technology

Here are some hilarious pictures of my cute husband celebrating the appearance of the POD

Ah, the many benefits of working from home...

Monday, August 20, 2007

The POD is coming!

Most of the apartment is pretty much packed up and the POD comes on Friday. Can't wait to get our stuff loaded and stop paying rent on a place that we're in together maybe one day a week!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Great yard sale or THE GREATEST YARD SALE?

I'll go with the greatest! After a rough start with our scary neighbor Ray wearing only daisy dukes yelling in the front yard and a freaked out pitbull barking away the early birds, the yard sale officially kicked off at 9 with a countdown from seven about to be customers. The next few hours were a blur with Chrissy, who had to leave with the dog before she could open her lemonade stand, Liz, Matt & I all running selling various items to strange people. Both Liz and Team Tarbox-Johnson made good money from the sale. Here are some things we learned:
1) Start getting ready WAY before people are supposed to show up. It takes forever to set things up and despite saying no early birds expect them. A lot of them. Sleep in people, it is Saturday morning.
2) Beware of groups of three or more that arrive in the same car. Nothing but trouble.
3) Prepare yourself for lots of verbal abuse, because when you decide to not sell shoes that were more than $100 for less than $5, you're going to piss some people off.
4) Come to terms with the fact that you are going to get ripped off at least once. (I haven't forgotten about you cordless phone lady - you still owe me $3, bi@#h!
5) It is impossible to predict what is a good yard sale item - one of the first items we sold was a very offensive (drunken purchase by my husband) Little Joe Cooke Peanut Man tee shirt.
6) Winning the most interesting almost purchase - two ladies dressed like this:

attempting to purchase two dresses cut like this:

How's that for some food for thought...

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Approved - yeah baby, YEAH!

We're officially approved for our mortgage. Woohoo!!! Time to start packing.