I had rented an apartment for us when I was in Dallas in September. Of course, we had sold most of our stuff and the rest was on a ship which would take several more weeks to arrive. I ordered a couch, and a small dining table and two chairs but they had not arrived yet either. Our first task was to rent a car so we could run our many errands, and to buy a mattress so we'd have something to sleep on!
We found an eco-friendly mattress we liked and made arrangements to pick it up at the company's warehouse the next day instead of waiting 3 more days for a delivery. The weather had been sunny and warm until we had a major rainstorm with high winds--you guessed it--the day we had to pick up the mattress. Okay, it wasn't too bad when we left the apartment, though the storm was in the forecast. By the time we found the warehouse, it was raining. The mattress was completely sealed in thick plastic so we loaded it up anyway and hoped for the best. On the way back to the apartment, we were suddenly engulfed in a total deluge of Biblical proportions, as Rich later described it. It was quite an adventure trying to see where we were going and not run into anything with a mattress hanging out of the bed of the pickup.
Luckily, we made it home with no mishaps, but the mattress managed to get wet despite the wrapping. We took the hair dryer to it and stood it up in the bedroom under the ceiling fan. It was not a cheap mattress and I was horrified to think we might have ruined it right off the bat. Thankfully, it's fine, if a little water stained!
We had many move-in adventures but over a couple of days we got settled into our little one bedroom apartment. It's brand new so we are the first ones to live in it, and it's very nice, but very small! We're only here till July so it's fine for now, and right around the corner from Sarah and Miles--bonus!
Elle and Emery had a lot of fun together
We kept Emery and Luke while Bonnie and Dave went furniture shopping with Ada one day. We met Sarah and Miles and kids at the movie and wandered around the mall. A fun time was had by all and before we knew it, it was time for them to head back to Amarillo. I'm not so sad any more because I know we will get to see them lots more often!