alex drives to storage

The buyer's possession date for our home was this morning at 9am. We pulled an all-nighter to get all the items into storage, off to charity, or packed for the trip. It was rough - but we got everything out by 8am (cutting it close!) and slept until 2pm. One of our good friends hung out all night with us while we moved. He was so amazing and we can't thank him enough. Our storage unit was packed.  So... we did it! Everything (except the car) was either given away, stored or sold.

The snow was gone when we came back from LA. We took a look at our multi-coloured yard one last time:

front yard

Because we still have a vehicle, our plans have changed (again): ROAD TRIP!

We'll still fly down to Mexico after we ditch the car, but we're going to see a little more of the U.S. and Canada first.  We're tired right now but so incredibly excited about what's to come.

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  1. Sounds like a lot of work, but also seems like lots of fun. Have fun road tripping!!

  2. Gosh, I'm going to end up living vicariously through you two! This is a dream of mine. Have a great time!

  3. your adventure is going to be life changing and i cant wait to read more about it! i will follow in your footsteps someday soon!!!... i hope:)

  4. Have so so much fun road tripping !

  5. Congrats on the big departure! It is exhausting getting ready but once you are on the road, everything settles in very quickly.

  6. here we go, here we go, here we go.... :)

  7. Anonymous29.10.09

    Wow, an all-nighter! I don't think I've done that since college! Same with sleeping in past noon lol! Excited to see where your road trip will take you. Nice work! :)

    PS Did you ever read Choose Your Own Adventure books? I was thinking how fun it would be--at some point--if you gave your readers 2-3 places (of your choosing of course). We could all vote and the winning place would become your next destination!!!

  8. good call on the road trip!

    i did a fantastic road trip in washington state this summer - all around olympic national park. it was perfection!

    i like "the lost earring"'s suggestion....that would be so fun! it would be like traveling vicariously!

  9. Anonymous29.10.09

    My back aches just reading this post. lol. Best of luck on your road trip.

  10. I'm so excited for your adventures to come! So, so, so excited. Thanks for giving your readers a chance to vicariously live through you guys! :D

  11. Sounds like a ton of fun...have a great time on your road trip!

  12. I've read the word "vicariously" in your comments from almost everybody.

    "Two tourists were driving through Wisconsin. As they were approaching
    Oconomowoc, they started arguing about the pronunciation of the town's
    name. They argued back and forth until they stopped for lunch. As they
    stood at the counter, one tourist asked the blonde employee. "Before we
    order, could you please settle an argument for us? Would you please
    pronounce where we are... very slowly?
    The blonde girl leaned over the counter and said, Burrrrrr, gerrrrrr,

    Have fun!!. (And congrats on marriage)