So now that we are here and (relatively) settled in Missouri I thought I would share our adventures along the way! I know some of my readers are fellow MIL spouses and have been through multiple PCS (permanent change of station = moving to a new base) moves and therefore have ‘enjoyed’ the fun along the way. 🙂
We go to pick up the truck at 8AM. Chris and I aren’t really morning people. He’s slightly ticked that I am running behind – thus causing us to get to Penske at 8:15 instead of promptly at 8. OOPS. WELL … Penske didn’t have our truck AND didn’t know exactly where it was. No phone call. Nada. Finally they locate it and tell us it’s going to be 45 minutes. Chris is now fit to be tied (kind of amusing). We grab a quick breakfast and I leave him at Penske to wait. In the meantime I get the oil changed in his truck and get a few more things done at the house. An hour and a half later – the truck finally gets to Penske. YAY. He gets it home and goes to unload the car trailer from the back which promptly BREAKS. Bahahaha. We call Penske. The guy has to go get the part to fix it and it will be 2 hours. JOY. Luckily we have our own jack and car stands so Chris gets the trailer off the truck so he can start to load it. WOO. Our friends get to the house and the process begins. We have a 26 foot moving truck to get through.
I leave and head to Austin to get my mom from the airport. On our way back, I get a call from Chris. OUR STUFF ISN’T GOING TO FIT … but don’t worry it’s only a few things. Ya. Right. We get home and it’s a lot of things. YAY.
We decide that we now have to get a trailer to tow behind our pick-up truck. Hello UHaul.
We spend the entire day finishing loading the truck and now trailer and deep cleaning the house. We managed to get out to a good-bye dinner with some of our good friends.
We also got some pics together…
I also got a pic with my mom. She has been a life-saver throughout the move and I honestly don’t know if we could have done it without her.
Our plan was to be on the road by 8:30. We had to get the trucks weighed for the Army. As we get in our respective vehicles, the moving truck won’t start. Seriously?!! Chris calls roadside assistance and mom and I head out to get our vehicle weighed. An hour later, Chris gets the truck started and heads out. We finally get on the road by 10AM. Check out the beast that Chris drove …
Our last family photo in Texas…
The drive for the most part was pretty smooth. Until around 10PM in the middle of no-where Missouri. I was driving and there was NO WHERE to pull over and I started having seriously bad contractions. Like take your breath away contractions. After 25 minutes of no where to go we finally reach a truck stop and mom and I can switch places. We decide to try to keep going and just monitor them. Well, at 11:30PM (driving now 13.5 hours) we get to Springfield, MO which is 1.5 hours from our new home. Chris makes the executive decision that we are DONE for the night and pulls into a La Quinta (totally pet friendly!). Thank the good Lord.
We get up bright and early and get into St. Robert, MO by 8:15AM. We move into our duplex which is across the street from our friends Amanda and Brian and two houses down from Rachel and Wes 🙂 The boys get the truck halfway unloaded. We take a break in the afternoon for some college football and get back to work later. DirectTV and internet are both installed.
Needless to say since last Saturday we have been busy busy bees. After this weekend we should be set to go!
I had a doctor’s appointment Monday … Officially 1-2cm dilated and 70% effaced. EEK! Baby girl could come pretty soon!!
Stay tuned for my freezer meal post and also my 37 week pregnancy update 🙂