First move was Dan headed out to college for freshman year and football
This is our morning departure. I was only crying a little bit. It's about 4.5 hours one way. I took a big hanky along and a fresh box of tissues. I'm that way... the spiritual gift of tears. I have trouble with my nest getting empty.
On the homefront, our Erie office is in the process of moving. We were renting a building and decided it was time to purchase one and when our landlord only wanted to sell ours as part of a 3 building package we said "No thanks" and bought one around the corner and up the street a bit. So this has involved cleaning carpets, painting walls,....this is my space. Using the KILZ to cover the spots where someone missed the dry-erase board and wrote on the walls. I hardly dripped on the floor much and only did one glob on the ceiling.
Here is Scott painting the walls in the back office. I don't love painting after dark with this lighting. Too hard to see missed spots. But you use the time you have, so we painted and prepped before our moving guys came with the truck on Saturday morning...
Meanwhile, Andrea was finishing up her summer work and waiting for her bedroom in the apartment at Fredonia to be empty. She has a tiny room and wanted to loft her bed over a dresser. The room was supposed to be furnished, but the dresser was trashed, the desk in pieces and there just wasn't much room...
So we googled and shopped at Lowe's, where they cut most of the wood for us. Andrea painted the dresser from her bedroom and the front boards for the loft. We predrilled our holes and hauled it all to school on Thursday night...after we worked and it was late and Home Depot was closed. So when we ran out of Lug screws and our wood screws wouldn't go through the particle board, we were a bit in trouble. Stayed WAYYY too late trying to use Walmart replacement screws... Went to work the next day, stopped at the local hardware for more lag screws and Bill sold me some screws for the top and we grabbed a couple of friends and headed there again Friday...later than I'd like...and they worked together.
This was our finished construction...not too bad. The loft was finished and fit. The dresser slid under and fit. The desk was carried over from last year's apartment and suffered a bit of damage, but with a bit of Gorilla Glue and some bracing, it will work and everyone was happy in the end.
Have a great year!!
Remember to call your mama, cuz she misses you like crazy!!