Monday, November 07, 2011

MOVED

Yesterday was a crazy whirlwind of a day. Yesterday, I moved apartments. They say that moving is one of the most stressful situations in life, and while I dont know if it was really one of the MOST stressful, it definitely wasnt a stree-free.
I went to bed at 2am on Saturday night, and woke up at 8am to finish the packing before church. Went to church, had a few of the people who had said they would help me move, then tell me that they couldnt. This included two of the girls I disciple, who I have been trying to encourage in their general service of others... oh well. Another battle for another day. I went home after church with my friend Magda. We grabbed KFC on the way home (and no, that is NOT common for me, but on a day like yesterday, french fries are exactly what the dr ordered!) We finished packing up the last bits and pieces and I tried to get organized. At 4pm, the two conserjes showed up and literally within minutes my stuff was all downstairs ready to be loaded into the cars. Then people showed up to help (just as we finished loading the cars of course!) and we headed over to the new place with the cars while the pick up truck got loaded with the furniture. Overall, it was really fast. It was amazing because some of the people who showed up, who werent even the ones I had thought would come to help, they were the ones moving the fastest. And others seemed to just disappear. But at the end, when all my stuff was in my apt, and all my friends where sitting around in my apt with pizza and soda, I was happy. of course about an hour into the "pizza party" I kicked everyone out so I could start to unpack. It took me about 2 1/2 hours but I got almost everything put away. Or at least as put away as I could since I still need to install a few shelves for my kitchen. But it's getting there, slowly but surely. And although I didnt sleep well last night, I am really excited to be in my new apartment. It's small, but its HOME!!!