Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The move

I have been a very delinquent blogger. I have so much to post, I don't even know where to begin! There is the move, of course, the unpacking, (which is far from done) two birthdays, missionary preparations, Easter, and discovering that we have been using our septic tank for weeks without it being "ON"! Who knew???!!!

I will start with the move. Tom is not one to ask for help. He likes to brag that he and I moved our piano by ourselves in one of our moves many Moon's ago ( literally and figuratively). Our backs were younger and stronger back then, and our brains were younger and dumber too. I was most grateful when I saw SEVERAL strapping young men show up with large trucks and even larger trailers. They made quick work of loading and unloading all of our stuff from one place to another.

Let the unloading begin!
Even with the heavy lifting, he can still smile for the camera!

Without the help of this guy, and a couple of other handy men, Tom would still be working on the wood floor. One night, at midnight, Tom tried to get these men to go home to their families. Scott finally agreed to leave.

Jory, (another wonderful man who went without sleep for us) looked at Tom and said, "He'll be back. He got hungry and ran to Taco Bell."

Sure enough, he came back and stayed until 2:30 AM cutting and gluing. Every time my foot steps on the beautiful warm wood, my heart is filled with gratitude for their kindness and sacrifice.

Some of the "strapping young men!"

This man, the father of this girl , brought my husband to tears. He saw what needed to be done, and did it. He saw some construction garbage and loaded it up and hauled it to the dump. He discovered a pitchfork that Tom had been meaning to fix for years. He bought a new handle for it, but it didn't fit. This wonderful man took the pitchfork and handle to his shop, cut the hole to fit and made it better than new! He also wrote Tom's name in the metal of the handle. Tom was moved by his generosity and thoughtfulness. So was I.
Next: Birthdays!


debsters said...

That moved me to tears too, wow!

spice girl said...

So when's the open house? I'm glad you're finally moved in. Now the fun begins!

The Warnicks said...

This is a great move in story! Lots of great people to help! The house looks awesome!

Amy J. said...

What an awesome way to begin life in a new home. Isn't Scott Ashton amazing! That is so sweet of you to take photos of my two, "strapping young men."

This post made me feel very uplifted...and hungry for Taco Bell.

♥miss~mattie♥ said...

Now we leave closer to each other. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deborama said...

Awww, that was nice! You can borrow my husband anytime, you loan yours out enough! :)

Jodi said...

What a great post. We have some very thoughtful people in our ward. Welcome to your new home!

LaDeaux family said...

I'm so happy to see you in your new house! Congratulations on making it through all the trials leading up to this.