Monday, September 24, 2007

Packing & Moving help needed

Well folks, it's time for us to pack up the rest of our worldly possessions, cause we are outta here on
October 5th.

Where are we going?

Here >>
We have secured a 2 bedroom / 2 bath, handicap accessible, condo in South Elgin, IL called River Crossing. And yes we DID qualify for the 50+ community status. LOL. It was referred to us by Randy & Flo via friends of theirs--the Petersen's of Visiting Angles. The condos usually are for sale... but you know how God works in these matters. We will be living here for the next 6 months, because ....

We have also been talking with a local builder for the past few weeks, and hope to finalize new house plans [handicap modified] this week; 5-6 months from signing to delivery. Details are being saved for a future post.

What is the plan?
All of our stuff is being divided into 2 groups.
  • a. The minimal amount of household items, a few furniture items, & clothing that we need for the next 6 months. We should be able to move into here on Oct 2nd & 3rd and will need people to help move us on those days.
  • b. The "rest of everything else" will be packed into a Pod storage unit until we are able to move into our new home, hopefully in 6 months.
We would like to have the "rest of everything else"
out of our house by this Saturday.

How can you help?
If you have a few hours this week, morning or evening, especially this Saturday we need "many hands" to pack boxes, and others to move those boxes into the modular storage unit. We also need people to help wash and clean rooms as they are emptied, AND if you like to work out doors, there are a few weeds that need to be pulled and light outside yard clean up.

What to do?
Just send us a note with your availability and a phone number. Most replies will happen by email, but if we don't contact you, please try us again.

Misc items for free or sale.
  • 1994 Olds Cutlass Supreme - 78,200 miles, red, runs great, good condition, A/C leaks and does not work. $2100 obo. [Kelly's Blue Book]
  • 5' White Metal & Glass Top Patio table - no chairs - free
  • 16' Round Trampoline - the pad needs replacing. - free
  • 12' x 6' x 6' wooden playground tower. - free
I'm sure this list will grow. Check back often.

Sleeping Prayer for Dan.
I am up posting, but it's really because Dan is having a restless night again. He has been "clicking" for us every 5-10 minutes, his stomach hurts, his neck is very sore, he is having increased spasms and has a slight reddish infection with one of his surgery suture sites [Dr's have been consulted] and is defying any sleep meds he has been given.
Continue to keep him in your prayers.


Anonymous said...

I have been following your journey since March and will continue to lift each of you up by name. God's protection and blessings during your upcoming move...

Jane-Jane said...

Dan.... I now know why I have had difficulty sleeping! One of these days I'm gonna realize that what I am struggling with is the same that my prayers for you need to be.

Wish I could be there to help this weekend! It drives me crazy that I am down here in SC and not able to help your family. I pray that you will have many hands to make the work lite for all!

Praying Jane

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Anonymous said...

Praying for you as you move.... also for Dan to be able to sleep. We've done the "6 months of storage" thing and it's amazing what you forget that you had by the time you reach the end of the waiting time for your new home. May the Lord bless & keep you in His care! The McReavy's

Amy said...

How great is our God in supplying for our needs?! I've been learning lately to pray and expect big things! I'm praying!!

Your big sister said...

So, Dan, word on the street is that the college lifestyle lives on - sleeping til 12:00?? Oh my!
Hey, and don't let them throw out my stuffed animals no matter how frustrated they get with all the stuff! hehe! :-D

Kati Carter said...

Praying for you Dan. Sleep well tonight in the comfort of many lifting you up to God.

Anonymous said...

praying for a good move.
go cubs!