Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hurricanes Have Landed

Actual date of this event: Today, 29 August

Today is a big big day! 
1.) Hurricane Isaac reached land in our old city of Covington. Praying that our friends are safe!, and
2.) All of our stuff is finally in our hands... well, the stuff we chose to ship to Aberdeen. Not the same kind of hurricane, but it looked similar at the end of the day.

The shipment came in two loads. We were very surprised with this because we were under the assumption that our stuff would arrive in the metal sea crate that it was sent off in. We saw the packers in Covington seal it up and they told us we would know if it was tampered with. Well, that didn't happen. But we were so excited about getting our stuff that we didn't even care enough to ask.

Truck #2
There were five men who unloaded the boxes and furniture from the trucks. I am very thankful that Luke was there with me and I am sure that he is very thankful that I was there with him. Each man brought in one box at a time. They would call out the box number so we could check it off the inventory. And then we had to tell them which room it needed to go in. This happened for all 122 items! Luke checked off the numbers, and I directed each box to its location. It was not the easiest job since not all of the boxes were labeled well. I felt bad for the skinniest of the guys because every box he brought in needed to go to the third floor. I didn't have the heart to tell him again to go to the third floor, but luckily I didn't have to :)

top floor
We have heard stories of many people who have not been able to fit furniture into rooms. You see, in Scotland, and maybe all of Europe, it is rare to have an open home. Rooms are closed in with doors. Anyway, task one was getting the box spring we brought upstairs. It took a bit of maneuvering but it went. Then there was the couch. It took 4 men to get the couch into the living room.

one man's job was to hold the chandelier out of the way
After bringing everything into the house, they took a short break and then the craziness began. They unpacked every single item from every single box. And then put it all on the beds. On the counters. On the floor. Everywhere! Again, luckily there were two of us. In the beginning of this whole shipment arrival, I was very uneasy about them unpacking everything. I wanted to be able to move things around from one room to the next in a box rather than having to carry each item to its location. In the end, it was so much easier for them to unpack everything. One of the biggest reasons is that all of the packing paper and boxes disappeared when it was over. Second, I did a pretty darn good job of directing the boxes into the correct location, so not much movement will be needed. 

Stay tuned for my take on the biggest task of all: the kitchen

Hurricane Isaac made landfall in New Orleans on the 7th anniversary of Hurriance Katrina.



  1. Have fun unpacking, Miss Organization!!

  2. Wow, you've gotten so much done already. I am so happy that all of your furniture fit!!! Let me know if you need any help unpacking or if you need me to bring over any refreshments!

  3. Did they have to "pivot" any of the furniture haha?


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