It seems like every time we move, it is always an exciting adventure. We woke up early on Monday September 17th and got ready and went to pick up the U-haul. It was raining all day, off and on heavy showers and then random down pours. Jason and I began packing our U-haul and then some of the men from our church showed up to help. One of the men from our ward really should be a pro packer/mover because he knew where to place everything so it all fit nice and snug. We were able to pack everything in about two hours. Unfortunately we were not done. We are moving in two phases: Moved out of our apartment to a U-Haul and then had to go to a depot where our pod was and had to pack that to be shipped to Virginia.
As I said, it was raining all day, so by this time Jason and I were wet from the rain. Since it was raining as we packed our pod we got really soaked. There was no place to really put out our things to organize it. So, we slowly packed the pod and moved things between the pod and the truck. As we were packing the pod Jason's knee popped and he was in pain. Luckily, nothing serious happened. Jason powered through it and after a few hours we were done packing our pod and headed back to our apartment in Murfreesboro to get passed off for the cleaning check. We both have cars so we drove our cars which had things in it to a hotel we had for the night and began our drive to Virginia Tuesday morning.We followed each other as we drove for six hours the first night to Roanke, Va and spent the night in a hotel there. Wednesday Sept 19th we arrived in Fairfax, VA and unpacked our cars and signed our lease. Jason's uncle and aunt live close by so we stayed there for a few days till our furniture and things came that Friday.
Friday Morning we went to pick up a U-haul and unpacked our pod at the depot. Jason's Uncle and aunt helped us unpack the pod and then helped us move into our apartment. Our new place is on the 3rd floor and is a pretty nice apartment. After walking up and down the stairs many of times I was out of breath. This new place is going to whip me into shape. Jason was under the weather so he almost passed out on me. It was a little scary for a bit. Our couch was a pain, it took lots of effort to get it into the door. Our entrance has a little turn that is weird but luckily Jason's Uncle knew how to get around it and get the couch in.
We are excited about the new place. There is a Cafe Rio across the street!!! I have not had Cafe Rio in Tennessee so I only get it once a year when we go to Utah for Christmas. there is also a grocery store, 7-11, Ross, Marshalls and other stores across the street too. Jason's mom and brothers came to help us unpack and helped us get a table, coffee table, dresser and a desk. It will be nice to be closer to family. As we unpacked the table it was all scratched up so we had to go get a new one. It is always an adventure.
Pictures will be coming soon. The home is put together but not quite enough to post final pictures of what it looks like. We are getting settled into the new place and love the area and our new ward. There very nice. I had a few job interviews so we will hope to hear back from them soon. Jason starts work on October 1st. He will be taking the bus to the metro and the metro stops right by his work. It will be a good thing.