6/12/08

Our Little Detour

Brett, Sebastian and I arrived safely to Missouri on Tuesday after visiting with both sets of my grandparents along the way. We thought we passed our 'pods' along the way but it turns out that this company and others like it have hit a record high this summer as far as business goes so our pods were a little late getting on the road. Oh well. It's been great to let someone else do the dirty work.

My grandma once called us Gypsies. Its never been more true than this week. The post where I shared our status with the original apartment can be found here. Long story short, we found out a few hours later that the apartment wouldn't be ours. With only 24 hours until our pods would arrive to be filled, we gathered ourselves and made new plans. We're thankful for the way things have turned out even better in round two even though we have been through the ringer emotionally with the not knowing and moving forward anyway. We have the most understanding and supportive families that have allowed us to go through this without trying to fix it or tell us we're being ridiculous. Our friends have been fabulous with helping us pick up the pieces and forge ahead. For all of the ways this attempt at a new start have soured, we are learning how fortunate we are to have our people.

We've been staying with family in the Midwest until our place to land is ready for us. It could be any day or the end of the month but we're making the most of the pause. If I was able to upload pictures of my flea market finds, I would show you the old, teal, school chair I found in SoCal, the ornate plastic frame from a junk shop in Seminole, the vintage sheets, blue frames, yellow dishes from Goodwill in Jeff City, the incredible set of metal chairs, vintage quilt, egg basket, flour sifter and etched mirror from an antique store in the same town and finally, the set of molded, plywood chairs that got away in Springfield. Oh, I will keep that story with me for awhile.

We will be back but not this week. I hope Father's Day is a sweet one.

17 comments:

Lisa said...

Sounds like an adventure for sure! It is great to have family that helps :)
I'm glad you have them. I'm very much looking forward to hearing about and seeing pictures of your flea market finds. I see you have material for future blog installments :) I hope all goes well with the new plans! :)

Alicia said...

my mind is full with just your description of your markety finds! can't wait to see!

Emily said...

What an adventure! It sounds like you're taking it all in stride, though. I'm so glad you have family that's so close. I'll pray that things come together smoothly and quickly, and for your continued peace.

Your treasures sound amazing, and I can't wait to see them!

elliebelle said...

I'm glad you made it safely! Sounds like you found some really fun stuff.
Take care!

Melonie said...

SO glad you are enjoying the journey! It is very easy to get caught up and overwhelmed by moving. I am glad you are letting it be an experience for your scrapbook! Can't wait to see pics of those thrifty finds.

Lorie said...

Sounds like you had an awesome trip despite the set backs! So nice to have great family and friends! Can't wait to see those pics when you get settled. All of them sound beautiful.

Charin said...

You are so good at enjoying the journey, even with some bumps along the way! :) :) I can't wait to see pics when you can share them!
Charin

Divine in the Daily (& emj photos) said...

gypsies -

keep us posted. sounds like an adventure.

Michelle said...

Having a positive attitude makes it wonderful. It sounds like you are making the best of your adventure. Years from now you will look back on this time and say "remember when..." Glad to hear you are finding wonderful things!

cara harjes said...

oh! so glad you are finding the glass to be half full! ;)
love!
cara

miss morgan... said...

hey lady! i sent you a myspace message, but i'm sure you have some other things to think of other than myspace, hehe. will you be at cha at all? i want to hang out!

Silje Røe Hagland said...

oh what an adventure!
I hope you guys find a home soon!!
Your thrift store finds sound lovely :) I can't wait to see!!!

Hope you guys are having fun, Im sure you are :)
Be safe!!

Miss you <3

Jogirl said...

wow it sounds full on at the moment for you and yours.
Cannot wait to see your finds..Jogirl

petrii said...

How fun!! I have lived in MO all my life. There are many beautiful places to visit and relax. Let me know if you need any suggestions. If you have family here I'm sure you have the scoop on all the fun places to go :)

Can't wait to see your finds ~~ too fun!!
Dawn

Kristi said...

so i have been on net hiatus...just discoveed your work for hambly...holy awesomeness! love the earrings and the windchime/wincatcher/hangy thing. super beautiful stuff!!!

tess said...

The best laid plans of mice and men....
You have started off on an adventure that has become even more adventurous than imagined and those are the best kinds. I am sure you will be glad when it is all over but until then...enjoy the ride.

mara said...

i was reading this old post and noticed where you said the molded plywood chairs that got away, were thoese by any chance listed on craigslist?