At 2:30 I wrote: "Girls are helping dad offload at the new house so I can sit quietly feeding Hezekiah.
I think I needed this break." And then just before I wrote "Well - that was the calm before the storm. Just as I finished feeding Hezekiah they arrived back ready to start on the house (they had taken outside things first). There were 3 adults and 8 children moving things out of here at such a pace. Two big trailer loads are off. Hopefully they take a little while to unpack so that I can get the last stuff packed. Including the computer. Hopefully Hezekiah can have a nice sleep now and let me work."
Brendon organized some fish and chips for everyone and then we headed over to the new house so that we could set up beds for the night.
We headed to bed at 10 but I just could not sleep. I kept thinking about all the stuff on my study floor and eventually told Brendon I was going to go over to the house to do a bit of packing. So at 11pm I headed over and spent about an hour just getting everything into boxes. Thankfully I then had about 4 hours of good sleep and was busy again by 4:30am.
|Ruth is thrilled with our fruit patch and has already|
We headed home for morning tea (and to off load) and then back to do more cleaning. I had not even packed my pantry on Friday - so everything was packed very quickly on Saturday as we had said we would be out by lunch time. Alby arrived again with the 4 younger children and they helped with the last clean up at the house before lunch. What a blessing.
|Lovely red currents.|
I think I also missed that womanly help that I had at our last move. I have often heard people talk about moves as being among the top most stressful things to go through and I never really understood that until now (even though we moved 10 times in our first 10 years of marriage). This was the hardest move by far. I am sure Rachel's Jamboree and having a baby to feed added to it all - but I am looking forward to being in this home for many many years to come.