Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Big Move: Plan A (there is no plan b, so pay attention!)

Jenny asked yesterday on FB what our plan is for the move. Of course, plans around here are in a constant state of flux and did not originally include a) the clutch dying on our car on Tuesday, or b) me coming down with some kind of insane sinus condition on Sunday, or c) weather hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk.

Nevertheless! We press onward with tentative planning because we are homo sapiens and planning is what separates us from the apes. So here's the plan:

We will pick up the U-Haul truck on Sunday, early afternoon. Packing starts at 3 (with lotsalotsa help from friends and church family, right guys????). Rumor has it that a good friend is planning to feed everyone afterwards and give us a chance to say our last goodbyes. We'll camp out in the house Sunday night, tying up all the loose ends early Monday in time for the final walk-through. Closing is Monday at four, after which we'll head South! First stop off in Lynchburg to say our goodbyes to J's parents. Then to Danville to spend the night with my parents. Tuesday, on to South Carolina and J's grandparents. Wednesday, we spend the night in a hotel in Lake Mary, a short distance from our final destination of Winter Park.

We'll arrive at our new, but temporary home at Sorrento Apartments in Winter Park early-ish on Thursday morning, unload the truck (with help from our new Florida Friends) and take a nice long SWIM!!!

Long-term plans include frantic house-hunting in an attempt to be in a permanent place before Jamie makes his debut, but that's in the Lord's hands and we really have NO idea of the timing on all that.

So there you have it, in a nutshell, our tentative plans for The Big Move. Stay tuned to hear all the last- minute revisions and scrambling...


Denise said...

I just want to tell you I'll be praying a LOT for you this coming week. What a HUGE thing you're undertaking. I know this time last year, you'd have never dreamed you'd be doing all this, pregnant as well! I pray the Lord will make it an adventure the Forshey family can look back on with happiness and nostalgia... Big hugs my friend!!!

(Oh, and I just saw you said you were sick... SO sorry, I just HATE when that happens on top of an already busy/stressful time!!! I have been praying. Sorry I misseed that somehow! I've only been on facebook on my iphone, which is on the blitz... bleh.)

Herb of Grace said...

Thanks, Denise :) I know one thing for sure, this year the theme of the Lord's work in our lives is "Don't sweat the small stuff"!! I barely even blinked when the car broke down and was actually able to simply praise the Lord that I was able to make it into a safe parking space and that Tess was with me to help wrangle the three kids (I had Violet for the afternoon).

septembermom said...

Sorry that you were sick. That's no fun at all. It's definitely a busy and hopefully exciting time for you and your family. I'll pray for you :)

Jenny said...

I envy you the adventure, but not the packing part:) I know that God has a plan for all of it ...and He obviously has a high desire for you to rest in Him right now! So sorry to hear about your sinus infection(?). I'm with you on that one this week, but the Oscilli seems to be kicking it quickly (or at least holding it back so it doesn't kick my butt!).
We'll be praying for you hard for the next week. Exciting to see God at work!!!