We’re Here!

Day three of our trip was a difficult drive, but so rewarding to reach our destination.  We stopped at the closest Wal-Mart and picked up some last minute items, then drove one more hour to our new home.  We arrived to a yard full of helpers 🙂 many of them with paint stained clothes.  The inside of the parsonage had been painted, new carpet installed, the bathroom re-done, some windows replaced and they informed us that new appliances were on the way!  So much work had been done in just a weeks time and we are so thankful!!  About 15 adults and teens helped us get some things unloaded and fed us spaghetti for dinner!  What a welcome!  That night, we threw some mattresses on the floor and spent our first night in the parsonage.

Some interesting notes:

  • There is a siren that sounds every morning (except Sunday) at 7am, at noon and again at 6pm.  It is located directly across the street from our home, so sleeping in is not an option.
  • I can hear every vehicle that passes our house here in the middle of town, so about once every few hours there is a little bit of noise.
  • Someone told us they could tell we were from out of town because we locked our car doors.
  • We went to the mechanic, the phone company and the chiropractor today and they all found it difficult that we paid with a card instead of cash or check.  They have the machines to take the cards, but they are used so infrequently that none of the cashiers knew how to work them.
  • The kids walk all over town – they really love the freedom of living in a small town.
  • It is windy and dusty here.  That will take a little getting used to.

We finally got all the kids beds put together today.  We still haven’t located the hardware for our bed, so for now a mattress on the floor will have to do.  It doesn’t matter to us, we are just glad to be HOME!!



3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Crystal on April 3, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Hey Corey!! So glad you guys made it!! I hope you will be very happy and blessed in your new home!! We will miss you here in Easley!

    Crystal Williams


  2. Posted by allison schaum on April 3, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Wow, i am behind. I’ve seen where you were looking to move but I’ll need to read previous posts and find out where you are and what in the world you’re doing. It sounds like you are happy and content and that is the most important thing!


  3. Posted by allison schaum on April 3, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    oKAY-Nebraska is it??? Whew, glad to know when you do something you do it big. That’s a whole different climate there. Mercy me! Y’all take care and wrap up, the wind there is something fierce!


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