Sunday, June 8, 2008

Days 68, 69 & 70

I really dropped the ball....I coulda taken a picture of the guys loading the truck...and there being so much stuff left in the garage that I had to go rent a 12' trailer to pull behind the 27' moving van...
I coulda taken a picture of the dogs...sitting in their crate in the back of the Envoy...smushed between all the stuff I couldn't get to fit elsewhere...
I coulda taken a picture of poor Dean...who got carsick...thrice...Who knew playing the PSP would cause him to get motion sick?
But.....alas...I didn't...all I got is a picture of the 2 angels....asleep on the couch in the new place...
It's not 'home'...but it'll work for now...
Tomorrow will be another long day...work till 2:00 then unloading the truck and trailer...Thankfully...we'll be unloading into a warehouse space...and storing it there...for the time being...

Thanks for all of your help this weekend...
Dave and Tara...you guys are the best...your friendship will be truly missed...and we have been blessed to know you for the past 8 years...or so...
Justin and Lisa...You guys have become part of our extended family...and I will really miss the time we just spent just 'hanging out'...
John and Shannon...even though you're not my brother...I still think of you like a brother...and we'll miss spending time with ya'll too...Honestly...if we could built a ROBOT baby Drew...it would keep the boys occupied for months...

To every one else...Thanks so much for being there when we needed you...and helping us when we needed help...and for making our boys feel Special...I can sincerely say that I felt like you all took that time to not only spend some time making them feel important...but they are richer for the experience that they have shared with you...

When we left Louisiana in 1996...it was pretty scary...we had our moving van...our 2 cars...and each other...The only piece of furniture that we are taking BACK to LA is the piano my grandmother gave us as a wedding present...We've added 2 people...2 dogs....and lots of stuff to the truck...but it doesn't make the move any less scary...We are leaving behind many friends...and many memories...into a place that may be more familiar...but is void of all of our Florida family...
We will miss you...and we will keep in touch...
Take care...and Know that our house will always have an open door...for all of you...
Laissez les bon temps rouler!
Let's all go to Mardi Gras!

Know anyone that wants to rent a house in Casselberry?


4 comments:

Adam said...

Congrats on getting the whole family up there. All of you will be missed.

How much did gas cost you to get the truck, trailer, and envoy up there?

Good luck with unpacking. When USF makes the Sugar Bowl, I'll be heading your way.

Robert said...

Good luck to you and your family! It hasn't been and will not be the same around here with you gone.

Mardi Gras sounds like a plan!

johnp said...

We miss you guys too...Drew rode his motorcycle today, it still had a little juice...it's a big hit...Thanks! LSU is up 9-1...I guess they will have to get knocked out by the CANES in Omaha...

Shannon P said...

Hey Ricky,

You made me cry! We miss you guys already. Thanks for letting us spend your last night here with you all. I'm sad that we can't just come and hang out with you all whenever we want anymore. Please come and visit and we'll try to visit you all soon (hopefully when the baby is here). Take care of Janet and the boys for us and say hi to them for us. Drew keeps asking where you all are and says he wants to go to Louisiana (but says it in a cute way that is hard to understand but we finally figure d out what he was saying). Anyway, the point is he misses you guys too and even said he was sad. Take care. WE love you all like our family too. Love Shannon P.