finally in florida

October 14, 2013

Packing up the last of the things for the move, Detroit had to go with us.

The movers came shortly after this box was packed and were not fully prepared for the amount of stuff we had to move.  We hired Mayflower Movers, who did an excellent job, but I think the amount of stuff that was estimated for the moving men was far less that what we had packed.

It took about 5 hours for them to load the truck, all completing inventory at the same time. I was suffering from a huge sinus infection at this time that I think was brought on by stress. We were sleeping on the floor for a number of days and well, moving is stressful.

October 15, 2013
We left our house bright and early in the morning. Thankfully Renee came along for the ride. Greg was driving his car with Sophie, Renee and I took my car with Sal and Sylvia and Killian flew to Florida a few days ago with my sister in law. We hit Kentucky sometime around 2 pm. We were all tired … and I was the worst because I was still sick and couldn’t stand to drive very long (THANK YOU RENEE)

While in Kentucky we took the opportunity to get a meal at Cracker Barrel and see a few things. The changing of the trees to fall was a nice sight since I know it will be some time before I get to take in that sight again. With 2 states down and 4 to go, we knew we had a long night ahead but we had to drive through to Georgia to a pet friendly hotel that I had found and booked online.

October 16, 2013
We got a lot of rest but headed out at a good time. We were able to eat a small breakfast at the hotel to get us going. The cats were not happy to be put back in the car, but we were hopeful that they understood it was only a matter of time before we stopped with the driving.

About 5:30 pm we made it to the Florida state line. Driving through Georgia took some time. At this point we were in the home stretch! Only about 3 hours left to go!!! We will make this. We can do this.