Thursday, November 29, 2007

Packing Adventures

I have been busy packing the house for moving this week. I now have 16 days if the current timetable stays the same to have everything boxed up and ready to transport. The crazy thing is I am trying to pack with the most obstinate little one year old I have ever seen. I do not like using the playpen but have found that if I do not, I will never get packed.

We have been planning to move since June but God has closed every door that has opened for us to move until now. I praise God he did though. Where we are moving is in a better part of town, and less expensive than where we are now. In June, we lost a significant amount of income as the complex we were managing was sold to a new investment firm that had their own management team. I have been watching everyday as they undo everything I did as I poured my blood, sweat and tears into this place for five long years. This new company is giving the place a face-lift and shedding it of anything that would resemble its old image. It has been emotional and I am glad that in 2 ½ weeks I no longer have to watch and wonder what they will do next.

Baby G has proven to be a little one who is testing my patience to no end. With boxes everywhere, I have had to corral her into a safe zone of the living room. Everywhere else has boxes and stuff to pack lying around. She does not like that I have basically imprisoned her into one room. She has figured out how to overcome every obstacle in her way to venture into the other rooms that she used to be able to be in when someone was watching her of course. So I am finding myself constantly picking her up, telling her no, and putting her back where she is to stay. This has proved to make packing even one box a tedious task. It also goes to show that mommy cannot take a day off from training.

Okay, my coffee is gone and it is time to get back to work before Baby G wakes up from her nap.


  1. We did caretaking for a couple years and were dismayed when a new person decided that they were all-sovereign. God opened a door for us to leave, so we did. are you moving to a new position, or just a new home or rental? we continue to rent with 4 kids, but it is where God has called us! we love it, and HIM!
    praying for you...last time i moved i had a 4 month old, an almost 2yr old and a 5 yr old. can be challenging getting ready!!

  2. We are renting. We were going to buy but then God said not yet. The amazing thing is that God is faithful to provide for our needs even with basically loosing half our income (if you calculate in the free rent for managing) Somehow we can still make it. I didn't think we could. But, like I said, God is faithful.
    Last time we moved, the kids were 3yrs, 2yrs, and 2 mos. I have no idea how I did it.
    Thanks for your prayers, I know I need them.


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