Ahhh. finally. we walked through the house to see what had been done, and found a few things that looked a bit suspicious. Upstairs in the attic bedroom were drug items and some stolen mail. Police were called. It seems tha house had been empty for three years and in that time, transients had used it periodically mostly from the outside. The nice officer that came told us that now that we were here, there would probably not be any more problems. While his evaluation of the problem was helpful, we were still a little on edge, especially the kids.
We worked until after dark to get the truck unloaded because it had to be returned by 9AM the next morning. Katy and Kyle had brought the cats up to Becca as they are an important part of her life. The children had their beds flopped down in their hastily cleaned rooms, as did their parents. However, we had to lay our bedding down on the dining room floor, just off the kitchen.The cats were let out of Becca's room to roam during the night, and roam they did. First off they tried to pester us, something I don't tolerate well. We got them to leave us alone and suspected that things would improve for the night. We were so tired we thought we could sleep through anything.
About 2:00 AM we found that we could not sleep through just anything. The cats had found that roaming was fun and, because the kitchen light is operated by a motion senser they turned on the light. Oh, GOOOOD morning. By the real human morning we felt like we had been up all night.
We went home to our house that night because we had the freezer full of food at our house and Heather's mom had a horse trailer with the fridge and the stove in it. The next day we drove to Mary's and were to follow her up to the new house. Guess what didn't start. The truck with the horse trailer. Now Ken and I can't move the stove, it's too heavy, or the awkward refrigerator either. The dead truck is attached to the trailer so we can't just pull the trailer with our truck. Soooo several hours later we finally got started, stopping in Rochester to pick up a brand new free dishwasher as well.
And that, my friends is how not to move.