In the space of 3 or 4 days we went from this:

to this:

Ok, so we’re still not all the way there, but getting close.  We couldn’t have done it without the AMAZING help from John’s dad, who scrubbed out the floor vents, cleaned behind the fridge, unpacked and put away the ENTIRE kitchen, and much more.  He also treated us to several days of meals at restaurants so we wouldn’t have to worry about fixing food at home.

Also, 5 of John’s soon-to-be coworkers, including his boss (none of whom we had ever met) showed up right after we pulled up to help us unload the Budget truck.  One of these guys brought along a 16 month old baby.  Another of the guys showed up 2 days later and invited us to go sailing with him that afternoon, which we did.  I am still floored by their kindness and willingness to help total strangers move in.

Anyway, more to come soon….