Boy, am I tired!
My husband and I got up early today and traveled outside the city so that we could help my brother move from his house to his new condo! Figures it was a hot, muggy and rainy day! (well it only rained a little where we were, but there was a huge downpour here in Toronto!).
When we arrived at my brothers house we discovered that they had started the move earlier than planned. I guess my brother and his wife got up early and started moving boxes outside beside the moving truck and when my sister-in-laws sisters and one of their husbands arrived they started moving the really heavy stuff (bed, china cabinet, freezer etc).
Still … there were lots of boxes to move and pack into the truck so even though the truck was at least a 1/3 packed when we got there, there was still a lot to do. Luckily there were a lot of us helping so it only took about an hour to pack the van.
Then the waiting began. My brother had to wait until the lawyer received the payment from the person who bought his house, and then the money was supposed to be transferred from his own bank account to his lawyer to pay for the condo … all before they could get the key to the new condo so moving in could begin …
We sat around talking in their backyard as we waited. I hadn’t see my sister-in-laws sisters since my niece’s baby shower about a year and a half ago! Lots of catching up to do!
My brother only had the elevator in the condo until 5 pm – after than people aren’t allowed to use it for moving or deliveries. So we waited and waited, calling his lawyer every once in a while to find out how things were progressing and if they could get the key to the condo soon. If he didn’t get the key on time we were all willing to come back on Wednesday morning to help them complete the move.
In the end, they didn’t get the key until 4 p.m.! Luckily their new condo was only a couple minute drive from their old house! We scooted over there and started packing things onto the elevator at about 4:15 pm.
We broke up into teams to make the work go faster … my sister-in-law, my husband, my nephew and my niece’s husband were upstairs unpacking the elevator and moving things into the condo, while the rest of the gang were downstairs unpacking the moving truck and loading up the elevator.
We really had some good team work going! Can you believe we unpacked and moved a full moving truck of household items in 45 minutes!
Between the moving, the heat and the effects of a long day I was a sweaty red faced mess by the time the final elevator load was moved into the condo!
While all this was going on our dog, Midnight was at home in her crate. I think we left her on her own for about 9 hours! That’s the longest she’s ever been alone. Man was she happy to see me when I came into the house and let her out of her crate! She just circled me and circled me, occasionally taking a good look at my face as if to ask “Are you really here?” LOL So she’s one happy puppy this evening!
And I’m one tired person this evening …
To top things off, about two hours after we got home i got a call from my brother in Vancouver. Guess who’s coming back into town for a quick business meeting? Uh huh … he’s flying in tomorrow night and he’ll stay over at our place for two days before returning home.
So I guess this is the week that I help my brothers! Hmmm I wonder if my oldest brother will call about an upcoming visit now? LOL