Tuesday, February 16, 2010

is moving in snow a winter Olympic sport?

It should be! Wes and some friends of ours (okay, maybe not after this) moved a piano over snow (up and down stairs no less!). They should get at least a bronze or something. Piano luging or something. Yeah, that's what we'll call it.

Well, that was an experience. I won't say how cold it was, or how slushy it was or how cold it was. I will only say that it is done. We moved in record Texas snowfall last Friday and Saturday. I can only say that we *may* look back at it in 35 years (of course, we will still be living here because of the scarring the move produced) and laugh. Maybe it'll be more like 36 years. Hey, whatever. It's done, right? Please relish with me in these wonderful photos of our move. I love my house.

This shows only a few inches. We had nearly a foot more to go before it topped out!
The kids had loads of fun running around an empty house! This is their room above.

This room has lots of names. We can't quite figure out what to call it so maybe you can help? It is on the opposite side of the house from the other rooms. It has a linoleum tile and a closet. It also is in the hallway with a half bath, laundry room and the door to the garage. We have called it all of these names:
the back room
the study
the 4th bedroom
the auxillory room
the crap room (that was Wes, sorry y'all)
the office
the storage room
the home school room

I guess it is a moot point since it just has stuff that landed waiting for it's home so maybe we can call it simply "the landing". What do you think?
This is us in the entry way. It's probably my favorite part of the house. You can't see it but it has an old-timey mail slot in the door. :-) I love it.
This was the cruddy part. There were motorists stranded in snow, slush and ice. People abandoned their cars to go home and wait for the thaw. Us? Nah, we got it. Just hop on in Donna Lasater's moving truck. You're good to go. This thing plowed right over all that silly ice. Wes is using a broom to sweep the 8-10 inches of snow off the truck so we could see.
Man, I have good timing, let me tell ya...

We're home!
Isn't it beautiful?

Stop by for some coffee some time, y'all! Just give me 30 minutes notice to throw stuff in the landing room. :~)