As most of you know, and if you couldn't tell from the above, the family moved this weekend. We we were living on the 10th floor but we have moved down to the 9th. My elevator friend, yes I have an elevator friend, laughed at me when I told her we were moving to the 9th floor. She couldn't believe we were moving down. "Most people move up, " She said while shaking her head in disbelief. And it is true. If your going to move in a high rise you certainly don't move down, well unless your crazy Americans like us!
The move went relatively smooth except for a few hiccups but what move doesn't have though. However ours was a little weird. Friday Collin had a group of guys lined up to come over and help him move and only 1 work related friend showed up and that was Tom! Being his best friend however counts as a friend and not a work relation so forget I even said that. There was another soldier who came but Collin knows him as a friend and doesn't work anywhere with him. The last person who showed was his son Mike! Anyway a friend on mine headed off to a 31 party that another friend was hosting so the boys started the heavy lifting. All was going pretty well I guessed because I never got a phone call and a text. It was when I was sitting on the floor filling out my order form and my daughter becoming very cranky and tired that I heard my friend on the phone with her husband. When she hung up I heard her say, "Call your husband!" I looked at my phone and sure enough I missed 2 calls at this point! I called him back and he began to tell me that Security went up to the apartment and walked him down to the main office. Apparently because we were moving and using the elevator we needed to pay 100,000Won, after much discussion about how we were only using the elevator for the major things and using the stairs as much as we could because we were only 1 floor down they lowered it to 50,000Won. Ummm a little strange if you ask me. I guess people were getting pretty annoyed that we were using up the elevator so much for our move and they had important things to do. Oh well. This incident was really the biggest one we had so far all weekend.
Today was a pretty awesome day as well. Everyone helped out with Audrey a TON and we got a lot done. Both bathrooms, Audrey's play room, most of her bedroom (prior to her wanting to go to bed) and most of the office/workout room. Tomorrow I look forward to finishing both of those rooms, getting my closet and vanity set up along with starting our bedroom. I say starting because looking at it tonight I have to cringe and hope that we can have it done before Collin goes back to work on Tuesday! For those of you NOT on Facebook, please enjoy the following!
Tonight is just the kind of night I love after a long day. Audrey is already in bed, I am in my favorite spot and Collin and Tom are out in the living room playing Football on the PS3. What a fun weekend!
Happy Memorial Day family and friends and remember this weekend isn't just about the cookouts and long weekends.... its about those who have died fighting for Americans freedom! Thank you to all who have served and continue to serve. And thank you to all the Spouses and families who put up with it and love it ;)