Saying these last few weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind would be a slight understatement. I knew moving would be crazy, but between moving out of state, settling into our new home and FINALLY closing on our old house, things have been a little chaotic. But now that the dust has started to settle, and we’re slowly starting to get back into the swing of things, we can honestly say this move one was one of our best decisions we’ve made as a family. In fact, I’d say life after Florida never looked so good.
So what was it like moving across states?
There was a lot of preparation that went into our move. Heck, I even had our moving company chatting about the intense inventory I made of our belongs (which was a total lifesaver, btw!). But it wasn’t until Phillip and I were standing in our first home surrounded by nothing but memories and two camping chairs did we really start to realize what was happening.
It was tough leaving our family and friends behind. It was tough caravanning our two cars up to Tennessee, Phillip with the dogs and me alone with the baby. And in case anyone was curious, typical driving times of 11-12-hour trips actually extend to 16-17 hour trips when you have to haul a trailer full of stuff that forces you to take an alternate route and limit your maximum driving speed. Yea, that made for fun day of driving. But we made it safe and sound, and that’s what matters, right?
We ended up seeing our new place for the first time the following the morning. Funny fact, I had never seen our rental prior to that morning. It’s a whole long story for another time, but needless to say, our place was essentially sight unseen for me. But all it took was stepping out of the car and seeing nothing but gorgeous country that I knew we were exactly where we were supposed to be.
Not a bad view for your day job…
Phillip had his shop up and running in almost no time at all, and pretty much hasn’t stopped since.
Baby girl has decided fall leaves and visiting daddy every day in his shop are pretty much the best things ever, and I have to say I agree with her.
For me, it’s been a slower process settling into our new place. Trying to figure out what goes where, and make sense of this new home. And only being able to unpack during sleeping hours doesn’t help speed the process up. But the beautiful thing is there really isn’t any rush. We’re here. We’re learning to do life as the “Tennesseans” do, and I’m not going to lie, I kind of like their style…
It’s good to be back though at E.R.R., and not only am I super excited to share with you guys our latest projects and what all we have going on over here, I’ve also been playing my Christmas music since Halloween and am so ready to dive into this holiday season with you!
Sound good to you?! Glad to hear it!