As we get closer and closer to moving, my stress level grows along with my massive to-do list. There is so much that goes into planning and organizing a cross-country move, you have no idea, unless of course you’ve done it too.
Thankfully, the logistics of planning this trip just got a little easier. Thanks to family.
Family is Family
In planning this trip, we knew our options were very limited. We couldn’t hitch a U-Haul trailer to our car and drive, because hello, we drive a Honda Accord.
What about driving a big U-Haul truck with our Honda hitched on the back? Nope. U-Haul trucks only sit two people as the cabs are not meant for children in car seats. Dang.
How about hiring a Pod service, that will allow us to pack it ourselves and then pay to have it driven to Washington? Nope. Not unless we could come up with about $8,000.
The only option really was for us to hire long-distance movers for the low-low prices of $5,800. This? Was not the ideal plan by any means. We were basically going to arrive in Washington broke as a joke.
Let’s just say this huge expense weighted heavily on our minds as we continued to pack.
Naturally, I did what I always do when I’m stressed out. First, I made a martini using a recipe from my homies at One Martini at a Time. And then I called my sisters and vented.
Two days later? My sister Antonette called to tell me that her amazing husband and my crazy brother offered to take vacation time, fly to Boston, and drive a U-Haul truck across the country for us.
How amazing is that? Phenomenal. I truly had no words. Yeah, me who never shuts up, was speechless.
These two wonderful men are taking time from their busy schedules to help move us. All I could feel was… blessed.
When I told Hubby that we’d cut our moving expenses in half by flying the guys out one-way and renting a U-Haul instead, he was shocked. He said, “But why would they do this for us?”
My response? Because we’re family. And that’s what family does for each other.
I can’t tell you how unbelievably thankful we are to my brother-in-law and brother. It will be my brother’s first time on the east coast, which makes him just as excited to come here as I am to leave it. Ha!
With everything going on, I will be MIA for the next week or so. I will, however, be blogging from the road via my iPhone or iPad. I hope to show you all pics and share funny stories from our cross-country trip. I will be sharing oodles of pics on Instagram, so follow me there if you can. (I’m EverythingEvie on Instagram.)
Stay tuned and I’ll see you all next weekend from… who-knows-where!
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