Moving Day

No we aren't moving anywhere!  Shana & Bill's lease was up and it was time to move them across Brigantine to their new house.  Joe had the weekend off so it worked out well that he was able to help with the heavy lifting.  We were up bright and early, making our way to their old duplex right on the boulevard at the entrance to the island.
They had lived in the apartment with Shana's longtime friend Kelli for 3 years.  Once they got married it was time to buy a house and all that jazz.  It was the greatest place on the 4th of July because the fireworks were shot for the casino just across the bay.
Thankfully, she had bagels waiting for us when we got there, we were starving!  I had a yummy blueberry one with cream cheese = 478 calories.  All together we had my Element with the back totally cleaned out, my dad's mini van with the seats removed, Bill's dad's pick up truck and Bill's explorer all ready to go.
The first trip went very smoothly, we loaded most of the furniture and boxes into the cars and made the 10 minute drive across the island to their new home. 
Shana stayed behind to pack up more stuff so I made sure to take pictures of the boys working hard. 
We made 4 trips total and got pretty much everything moved in about 6 hours.  I'm sure they'll have a few more trips during the week to clean and grab anything that might be left but they're pretty set for now.  There were a few tense moments as with any move but we all got along very well.  Joe even found this lovely do rag amongst Shana's things (Bill put it in her easter basket one year as a joke).
When the final item had been removed from the final car we were ready to eat!  It was about 3 pm and we hadn't eaten since breakfast.  They ordered a few pizzas for lunch, one veggie & one plain.  I had a slice of each = 479 calories.
Once we were sufficiently full of food & rested from all that manual labor it was time to head home.  But first we had to load a present for Jack into my car.  The previous owner of Shana & Bill's home had left a plastic jungle gym in the yard.  All it needed was a good scrub down and it would be perfect for someone Jack's age.  It didn't fit perfectly but we managed to jam it in.
Needless to say Jack was very excited when we pulled up and Joe unloaded a brand new toy for him.  We didn't want him to play on it until it was clean but he kept glancing back over the fence to make sure it was still there.
We were so close to going inside and relaxing on the couch for the rest of the evening.  But then Joe suggested we go over to Home Depot and pick up some wood he needed for building our backyard flower beds since the seats were already up.  The posts were a little bigger then we thought and made for an interesting ride home.
After we unloaded the car it was finally time to chill out.  We decided to move as little as possible the rest of the evening, just laid on the couch watching tv and playing with the computer.  Because we had eaten lunch so late we weren't hungry for dinner until close to 9pm.  Since it was late we didn't want to eat anything big.  I made myself a ham & cheese sandwich = 346 calories. 
I also had a Jell-o Temptations Cheesecake cup = 150 calories.  It was ok, basically just strawberry jello on top of mediocre cheesecake.  I'll definitely eat the 2 left in the pack but I probably won't buy them again.
We were so exhausted we decided to go up to bed right after we finished eating.  I stayed up a little while playing on the computer and watching the latest season of Dexter On Demand before finally calling it a night a little before midnight.

How did I do on my March goals?
1. Read 2 books:  there's no way i'm finishing this book by the end of the month
2. Burn at least 750 calories a day for at least 25 days: 2873 burned - 1453 eaten = 1420 burned, 19 days total
3. 1200 fitness minutes: 0 minutes today, 1223 total for month (goal complete)
4. Eat 1 fruit or veggie with each meal for at least 20 days:  nothing w/breakfast, nothing w/lunch & nothing w/dinner, 17 days total
5. 15 spend free days - didn't pay for anything...8 days total...

1 comment:

  1. I have to agree about the cheesecake things. So not worth it!