Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Life Amidst the Boxes

Mike met our packers on base to pack up his office. We had a little more of a relaxed start around here....I am still guarding the wifi modem......and happy to see it's left in the "library" amidst the boxes.

We were thrilled they left our beds in tact AFTER ALL last night....though it DID make extra work to have stripped them in anticipation of them being taken apart the first day (as we'd been told to do). ::grin::

We're all working to stay in the moment...enjoy our weeks left (7 as of today) in Japan....we share with each other honestly...and in unguarded moments these are the types of photos we seem to be collecting as reality begins to move closer to our determined joyfulness.  Yuuki was happy to have her bed in the middle of the chaos. 

  You just take a quick nap, Arielle, I'll stand guard! 

An hour into packing they let us know they didn't think they'd get done. They had insisted they'd be done in 1 1/2 days...and so we had scheduled delivery of our FMO (loaner) furniture for this afternoon. We let them know FMO was scheduled for the afternoon...they said they'd try...they called in reinforcements...and with 12 - 15 in the house....things began to move quickly.  Though we spent the day in leisurely pursuits....games, reading, visiting with neighbors.

The men from FMO showed up just as the last items were being loaded on to the moving truck. This gave me time to sweep the edges of rooms before new furniture was brought in. 

We've discovered Stacia has an ingrown toenail and I DREAD what this may mean. UGH. 

I hate to admit what happened after the packers were gone and the furniture delivered. We all succumbed to our first real bout of moving self-centeredness. The kids had spent the past two days playing with friends while Michael and I dealt with the house situation.....we wanted to set up the new furniture, make beds, put things from the "secured locations" back into the house and SLEEP.  The kids, however, wanted to go to BASE for Club Beyond and AWANA. I'm not sure any of us handled the conflicting plans well...but in the end...grace prevails. I ran the kids to base....we had plenty opportunity to practice forgiveness and grace. I dropped the two olders at club, took the two youngers to dinner, Stacia had AWANA and I put my foot down at driving Zander home and then back to base again to pick the rest up. He came with us for AWANA Awards night. I enjoyed a brief catch up with Dawn and then we drug ourselves home. 

Arielle and Nolan helped me unpack the laundry room (as we really NEED to a functioning laundry facility). Arielle and I stayed up and rearranged the furniture in the living room and chatted. 

I would like to fit a trip to Korea in for the kids before our move...and so I'm trying to figure out WHEN....it looks like maybe the 3rd....and that means I am very behind in planning. LOL 

Seven weeks left in Japan. 

Choosing Joy!
©2013 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

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