Monday, August 27, 2012


John and I could never have made this move without the help of dear friends.  How truly blessed we are and huge thank yous to:

Cathy - the wonderful luau Bon Voyage party that was so lovely, giving us plenty of pre-move food to have so we did not starve, bringing boxes, cleaning, packing, moral support and even a little lecture that I needed when I got tired and a little mean.  And Cath took our little dog Cori, who she loves -- and Cori feels the same about Cath.  I do think he will probably gain weight from treats, but he will be so happy there.  He even has 3 kitty cats to play with.

Steve has got to be second because he was so kind to take all our extra (probably 50) extension cords........bless his heart and he even had to hide then.  I'm afraid he has turned into a hoarder.  He helped us haul trash, motivate, dig into a seemingly impossible garage, helped in shop, BBQ'd, offered bourbon when we really needed it.

Tracie.  Our real estate professional.  Bless her heart she worked so hard to get our house sold and worried about us so much.  Helped pack, clean, carried boxes, cooked us cheesy potatoes that were just too good.  Always there to support us through the ups and downs (those were the hard times for sure).  But we survived and appreciate all you did to help us.

Melody, Jim, Josh and Jay - helped us at the last minute and came swooping in to move our bigger furniture.  They made it look so easy.  When we're back to Boise I will make a dinner with a big, yummy cake for Jim.  You guys were awesome and we appreciate your last minute assistance.

We had lots of help from our young hired helper.  Jake has been with us for awhile - taking over for his brother Josh, who helped us for a year.  Jake/Josh helped us paint, sand, weeded, carried, and just did all kinds of chores for us.  We think the world of these two great young men.

Now Cameron.  Just thinking about what this young guy has done for us makes me tear up.  Cameron is, in our opinion, a one in a million kid.   He has painted, carried wood, helped us for hours and hours with our garage sale, made us laugh, gone to the dump several times with John, along with the auction, Goodwill.  Packed our truck, packed our trailer, unpacked same;  packed his own (Dad's) truck and unpacked it.  Been a happy and wonderful spirit and he will not take a penny for all this work.  He said he will use it for volunteer credit for Honor Student.  Well we will think of something grand to do to reward him -- but we love and appreciate all he did to help us.

All these people have given so much to help us live our dream.  John and I may be only children, but everyone mentioned above to us is family and we hope we can return the favor in some way in the future.  Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.

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