Well. I am now officially a bum! I don't know how we would have gotten everything packed and to this point with me working the way that I was. There is not a muscle on my body that does not ache. Advil is my new friend. The entire trailer was packed up on Saturday. Working now on getting the house all cleaned up, getting rid of everything that would not fit or did not absolutely have to go with us. We will be driving across country with Norah's princess jeep tied to the top of the truck bed. All we need is Grandma Clampett (sp?) sitting on top in her rocking chair. We have been trying to pack, clean and do yard work in heat that is well over 100 degrees with the heat index (heat index is a very dirty word around here), and humidity that makes it hard to breath. Everyday we check the weather in Seattle and are so looking forward to temperatures that have been at least 30 degrees lower than they are here. Glen and I were just saying this morning that when we go to look for a house we will need to make sure that it has at least one guest bedroom because all the people that we know from Arkansas may very well want to spend their summers up north with us. People in Utah can come too! (Hint! Hint! Mike, Melissa and Eli. That was subtle wasn't it.)
This week besides trying to get the house in shape for the new owner we are trying to tie up loose ends here. Norah has seen everyone from her Audiologist to her Dentist and Pediatrician in order to get her ready for the move. If anyone in the Seattle area knows of a good: Pediatrician, Dentist, Pediatric Cardiologist, Audiologist or Speech Therapist please let us know.
I am also trying to figure out how to take pictures with my iPhone and be able to post them to the blog from my iPhone.
Norah still has her two loose teeth. She is hanging onto them for dear life and keeps telling us (signing) that her teeth are "staying in". She went ballistic at the dentist because she was sure that they were going to pull her teeth while she was there. Once she realized that they were done (all they were able to do was look at her teeth and paint on some fluoride and we even had to hold her down for that part. ) then she was fine and followed the assistant right into the prize closet like nothing ever happened.
We should be leaving the state between the 9th and the 11th in order to make it to Washington for the last two weeks of summer school for Norah.
It will be hard to leave all of the family behind but we really think that this move will make a big difference in Norah's future.