It's Sunday afternoon and what a beautiful day today. It's around 90 degrees Fahrenheit and feels like a bajillion outside...However, we've got nice air conditioning in the apartment. What a blessing :) :) :)
Church was really great today...and more special because next Sunday will be my last Sunday there...and we are literally pulling out of the church parking lot with the car and moving truck after service is over.
Our storage unit is completely cleared out and empty. Praise God, because it was a lot of work. Let me see if I can find you all some photos....
I don't remember what the exact dimensions where on the storage unit. It was about 9 feet by 8 feet or something like that, and really tall, too. You can tell from this photo about how big it really was. We had it packed FULL of stuff. My dad worked really hard to get rid of a lot of things. He donated 22 boxes of popular Christian books to a local Christian private school. We threw out lots of junk. Then our pastor and his boys came to help my dad haul some stuff away. What a blessing. So on this day, my dad and I went back to pick up the final leftovers. Dad swept the storage unit clean.
My dad finally shut the storage unit door for the LAST time. Oh, what a feeling of relief. It was a real blessing to be out of there. It's something I'd been wanting my dad to do for over a year now anyway. It just happened that with the move, we finally got it done. No matter, it's cleaned and empty...that is so perfect.
My daddy broke out into a "happy daddy" dance where he's playing air guitar with the broom. He was so happy that we were finally leaving the storage unit for good. Isn't my daddy just the cutest? He's so funny :) :) :)
The last time we will ever have to drive by the storage facility offices. The people who own and run this storage facility are wonderfully nice people. Still it was money out of our pockets each month. It's a relief not to have that responsibility anymore.The last time I will ever see this gate...
The last time I will ever see this sign, too....
So that's about it for today. I'll be taking photos like a crazy woman all the rest of this week, even as we're pulling out of the driveway to head to California. I hope I have enough space on my memory card for the digital camera. Maybe I'll buy an extra card just in case :) :) :)
Pray for us the rest of this week and on the drive down south. It will be a long drive...and we're praying that it's completely uneventful. I'll see if I can get one more post up before we pack the computer away. oh, it's really happening...and I've been going through feelings of excitement about moving, sadness because I don't want to move, and right now a touch of indifference.
Thanks for being patient with me during the last few weeks. Moving is a process...but it's worth it, because when it's done right, everything runs smoothly :) : We'll have lots of help from our church to get boxes loaded onto the truck.
Oh, how will I "sign off" on my posts now? I won't be in Oregon anymore...so that will have to change after next Sunday. Any thoughts on how I can sign off in future posts? Let me know what your thoughts and ideas are on that matter :) :) :) That's the news from Oregon today. Love and hugs, Heather :)