So, on Wednesday, Gordon picked up a U-Haul 22’ truck and we went to Erika’s storage unit and started loading it up (it was only 91º out at 10am.) I’m used to heat but it as humid as well! It took us about 3 hours to load everything up; how does one get so much stuff in such a short period of time? Oh yea, mom and dad moved on a boat!! We then picked up Killian and Dango from the vets, where they had been staying since Monday, before hitting the road. I forgot, did I mention how wet and tired I was and we had a 4 hour drive ahead of us to get back to Atlanta?? And did I tell you how much I hate to follow a big ass truck going 55mph for those 4 hours and in the rain to boot??? Said and done!! We got everyone and everything to Kennesaw, which Erika will call home for a while, as she puts her life back together (although there is that darn truck that still needs emptying!!)
This morning we got up and took Erika’s belongings to a storage place that Andie had found close to the house and after another 3 hours of sweating, lifting, toting, stacking (and did I say sweating???) we had the truck and car unloaded. I know Erika and Andie helped us when we moved… but darn, Gordon and I are getting OLD and we feel it!! Pack, load, unload, rearrange, load and unload over the course of 5 days can take a toll on you when you usually sit on a boat, soak up sun, read, eat and walk the dog for a living!! LOL By the way, it is hot when you don’t have a sea breeze!!
We did get to spend the rest of the day with family and spoil Havyn and Emeryn a bit. Havyn got a train table and loves her Thomas the Train set. Unfortunately, Andie’s house isn’t set up for 5 adults, 2 babies, and 4 dogs (3 over 50lbs) so we will be heading back to Charleston in the morning. We leave Erika in Andie's and Jeremy’s hands to nurse her back to health mentally and physically. She has had alot to digest in a little over a week; divorce, kicked out of a home, surgery, and moving. Erika is a strong woman and when she realizes she didn’t do anything wrong and has nothing to be embarrassed about, she will bounce back as a healthy, smarter, and stronger woman…world watch out!!
Hey Perry, your wish might come true…maybe there is hope!!!