Friday, January 31, 2014

The move is over!

The move is finally over!

First though the pipeliner saved the day!
The job he was on got shut down for a couple of weeks do to the cold and snow.
(I was so thankful to have him home!!)

He had a back-hoe delivered from work to fix the water break.




We had water for the weekend before the move.
It was 20 days without any water.
I sure hope that never happens again!

That backhoe came in so handy!

We have had snow, and more snow.

The pipeliner got all of the snow cleared away at the farm and at the new house.

The driveway was getting smaller and smaller!

The night before the move we had a snowstorm move through.
We even had 6 people stranded at our house for the night.
The next morning we weren't sure if the movers would make it.
They called and said they were on the way.

The pipeliner had to plow a path for them to get up our road
and for the stranded people to get out.


But the movers made it!


It was a frigid -10 that morning!
Those guys were troopers!

They got everything loaded in the truck.
We waited for the snow plow to make its way down the road.

The drifts were huge!

The plows passed by, turned around at the end of the road and then we followed them back up the road.


This is looking out my passenger truck window at one point.


We made it!!
The truck got unloaded.
Most of our stuff got put in its place.
I still have a few things left to unpack.

As I have come to expect, things are always unpredictable in our world.
The day after the move, 
the pipeliner got a call to be in New Jersey for work Friday morning.

Guess who tagged along?

ME!

We boarded the dogs for 2 weeks.
Shut up both of the houses.
All of the work will still be there when I get back.

I was ready for a little break!

The place we are staying at has a pool, whirlpool, exercise room and free breakfast every morning!

My main goal for today?
A hot bubble bath!

I sure have missed those!

Just another adventure in the life of a pipeliners wife!

Liz






33 comments:

  1. You and hubby stay safe Liz!!

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    1. Thanks Beth! Stay warm during this crazy weekend snow storm!

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    1. Sure makes you have respect for those that have to work in the cold and snow everyday!

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  3. So glad you got moved and so glad you are getting a respite. Enjoy that hot tub and free breakfast! Maybe you'll get time to read a good book or 2. :)

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    1. I am glad the move is over!! I brought some books that I have been wanting to read forever! Ahhh peace and quiet! lol...

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  4. It has been a crazy winter!! Hope you enjoy your break :)

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    1. You are right, a crazy one for sure!!! I am sure we will be laughing about it this summer!

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  5. I am so glad that your husband was able to dig everyone out!!! Holy cow!!! And the fact that the movers made it is just so impressive! Glad you are moved and that while you are away you have some nice amenities to enjoy! So relax and when you get back I can not wait to see pictures as you move everything in! Nicole xoxo

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    1. So thankful hubbys company let him take that backhoe home! I don't know what we would have done without it! It feels nice to just relax and not worry about anything!

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  6. Wow, that is a ton of snow! Sounds like you've been busy lately! I'm glad you are moved in and getting a little break. You totally deserve it!

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    1. Glad the move is over! After a little break I will be ready to hit it again. Lots of planning before spring arrives!

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  7. I'm glad the move went okay in spite of all that snow! It sounds like you are enjoying your little break AND the hot bubble baths! :)

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    1. Our movers were wonderful!! I can't tell you how good that bubble bath felt!

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  8. well, the timing on that was perfect. I hope you had/have fun! Can't wait to see pics when you are moved in.

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    1. Having fun just being a bum!! I will be ready to tackle everything when I get back.

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  9. You certainly do deserve a break after all that!

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    1. Believe me a break from all of that sure feels good!

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  10. Wow! That's an amazing amount of snow! And you moved with all of it around? Wow, my skirt is off to your northerners. Don't know how you do it. Enjoy your amenities!

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    1. I don't remember snow and cold like this since I was a kid! And then it was fun playing on all of the piles of snow. Will be glad when spring arrives!

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  11. Have fun!!

    Anything to get away for all this bad weather?.

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    1. Glad I am gone! They are getting hit with another 6-8 inches today. Hope it melts by the time we get home!

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  12. Wow - you are getting hit hard! Happy you had the chance to get away though. Congrat's on the move!!

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    1. I don't mind the snow so much, but those below zero temps, UGH! So glad the move is over! Have a great weekend.
      Liz

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  13. This winter has certainly been a big challenge, hasn't it? Enjoy your little getaway! Rest for what is ahead of you!

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  14. Yes it has! We got spoiled from all of the mild winters in recent years. January is over, spring is just around the corner. (fingers crossed!)

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  15. A hot bubble bath sounds good on a cold day. We went 5 days with frozen pipes. I hate not having water too. Glad you got your water up and running.

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    1. I was even happier that the hubby could fix it! That could have been one expensive fix! Glad to read your pipes got unthawed.

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  16. So good to hear your move went along smoothly despite the snowstorm. Everyone pulling together makes it a success. What a nice break for you to relax at the hotel for a while! Wendy x

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    1. Thanks Wendy! It sure is nice to get a little down time before I go back and tackle the unpacking part!

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  17. Hello and thanks for following! Can't wait to see how your farmhouse transforms into your dreams.

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    1. Glad to be following you too!! I just can't wait to get everything in its place!

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  18. That is a lot of snow! yay for heavy equipment!

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