After a long day of moving (which I will blog about later), you finally put everything away and then get ready for bed. Then it hits you. Wow, this is mine, this house, well – it is mine in 30 years, I guess.
My parents brought Chinese food over for dinner last night. We ate in our new kitchen. It was very nice. kind of surreal. Until one of the RB servers started acting up. But then the server issues got better and I was able to enjoy the moment again.
Waking up this morning at 5:40 am (EST), was weird. I look around and its not my old place. But then I go through the routine and get out of the door normal time. I then learn that I am 7 minutes further from my synagogue than I once was, so I now need to set my clock 7 minutes earlier. I will miss those seven minutes, but its for a good cause.
My mother was absolutely outstanding. She was with my wife and I most of the day. She helped with all our packing. She was there when the movers came and loaded the trucks. She was critical in last minute packing. Then she was there to unload us and unpack with my wife. She bought us dinner and even more importantly “shepped nachas” from my wife and I. I can’t express enough how much we both appreciate that.
My wife. Well, she did most of the packing with my mother. She actually got the whole house done the same day we moved. I woke up this morning and my clothing was in the dressers. Wow. I would say 99% is done, expect for the 1% that I have to finish. So huge thanks to the wife for doing this all and taking the leap to the new house and community.
Also need to thank my dad for helping at the end and at the beginning figuring out all this house stuff. He has helped countless times with this move.
Sister and brother-in-law for the garbage cans, tables, misc items and welcoming us in to their community. Oh, I am sure we will be eating over by them on Saturdays very often. So lots of pre-thank yous for all of that.
My brother and sister-in-law in Israel for providing halachic guidance during this time.
My brother and sister-in-law in America, my brother was critical in helping set up the network in the house last night. Which got my online with FiOS and got my phone line working with Vonage.
The in-laws for their support with all of this. As well as my sister-in-laws and brother-in-law. Friends. Cable guy, Verizon guy, movers… I hope I didn’t forget anyone or anything.
Next up, the moving experience.