Saturday, March 31, 2007

more moving pictures

Our friend John helped us move in Boulder and found time to take some pictures. He has posted them here.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

we have arrived (and new pictures, too)

On March 10th we moved from Denver to Boulder. We had reserved a 26 foot UHaul truck for the day, but when I showed up a the store to pick it up, they had overbooked. So they gave us a 17 foot truck and a trailer. By noon we had completely packed the truck and trailer and by mid afternoon we were up at our house in Boulder. We got the stuff all into the house by dinner time and then I headed back to Denver with my friend John to get another load from our garage. Once we had brought all that back to Boulder I had to return the truck to Denver that same night. So it was a very long day but we got most everything moved.

I think that it went as efficiently as it did because Becky had been so well organized with packing boxes starting one month before the move. I'm afraid that if the organizing would have been left up to me, we would have been pulling some "all nighters" the days before the move. It would not have been a pretty sight. Thank you Becky, for all your hard work on the move!!

We had alot of help on moving day, too. In both Denver and Boulder we were assisted by Grandma and Grandpa Pfaltzgraff. Uncle Roy was a wonderful packer and he got those boxes into the truck and trailer as tight as they could possibly be. Susan helped with moving boxes but very importantly also helped entertain Joel and Kate.

In Denver we were also helped by our friends from FMC. Thank you to Randal, Lisa, Merle, Evan, Liz and Derek! Loading a truck is hard work and your help made the difference between a good day and the stressful day it could have been.

In Boulder, we were joined by Great Grandma Krehmeyer who shared some very tasty brownies with all of us. Also helping with the move were Alfred's friends from work (both past and present). Thanks to Darren, John, Roger and his son Adam! You all made the unloading go fast and efficiently.

We are settling into life in Boulder. Alfred has started cycling to work (about 15 minutes each way) and Becky, Joel and Kate are finding their way around Boulder quite well. This weekend we purchased a used trailer for the bicycle so that we can pull Joel and Kate around in it. Today they got cute little bicycle helmets to protect them in the trailer.

Well, those are some of my ramblings. Click on the picture below to see pictures from our Move as well as the rest of our March 2007 album.

From March 2007

Sunday, March 4, 2007

one week to go

One week to go! This next Saturday is moving day. Kind of exciting.

This weekend was busy, too. On Friday afternoon, Becky's parents came to town with some stuff that we needed to take up to Boulder. So we caravaned up there and officially moved our first things into the house. Then on Saturday morning we loaded up their pickup with stuff to take back to Haxtun.

It was nice to have Becky's parents around on Friday and Saturday. On Friday we were meeting with our selling agent and Becky's dad was kind enough to entertain Joel and Kate by crafting some animals with modelling clay and then also watching Thomas the Tank Engine. I think Roy should know all about Thomas, Gordon and Percy by now!

Our house is scheduled to be listed on March 14, but yesterday our agent called to say that a family wanted to view our house in a few minutes. Again, we were fortunate to have Roy and Kathy around because they were able to help us get the house cleaned up a bit in a few minutes and then also entertain Joel and Kate again while we were showing the house. Thank you grandma and grandpa for your help!!

Today was our last day at First Mennonite Church and they had a nice sending prayer for us and then also hosted a cake reception for us after the service. It is amazing to see again what a caring community we have been apart of this last 10+ years.

This week will be busy getting the house packed up. If any of you happen to have free time on Saturday, March 10 and want to help us move, please give us a call or e-mail at (alfred dot sawatzky at gmail dot com).