Might I highly recommend moving back to somewhere that you recently lived? Having moved several times in the last five years, I can say with great authority that this is the true way to move.
You can call someone (named Ralphie) and make her come pick you up at the airport. Then you can stay at her house for two days and have her feed you delicious meals and also lend you all the baby stuff her baby has just recently outgrown. This was very well planned on my part.
And the nice friends from church have brought us in dinner nearly every night since we arrived (and we’re talking some seriously good meals here).
You go furniture shopping and know where all the stores to check out are (and if you don’t, you have plenty of people to ask). And then you call some other friends and ask to borrow their truck to bring home your couch (so that you don’t have to pay more than 25% of the couch’s cost on DELIVERY, thank you very much). Those same friends offer you sheets (since yours haven’t arrived in the mail yet), a pack and play (since your crib hasn’t arrived yet), and some tall drawer sets to maximize your closet space.
If you’re Bart, you go wakeboarding on Saturday morning.
So, yes, the move went smoothly. The baby slept through most of the flight. We’ve bought a couch and a bed and a kitchen table. Ella’s crib arrived on Saturday and is all assembled. Bart’s job is going well. I have a washer and dryer in my very own apartment.
But most of all, I’m just happy to be back in Texas.
And Ella is happy to be here too.