I FINALLY got to move the REST of my stuff into my room today! We got new windows...and they ARE gorgeous...but it's impeded moving. And those carpets finally got cleaned yesterday. Now they are gorgeous as well.
Anyway, this morning, my trusty crew...three of my kids (DSs 2 & 3 and LG), my FIL and my dear friend Sandy helped load up cars (FIVE of them to be exact) with all my other stuff and headed over to my new school. Now, you know it's rainy season here in (ahem) "sunny" Florida, and this morning we had a DELUGE right upon arrival at the school parking lot. My crew waited a bit hoping it'd stop. And it sort of did. There was simply this huge LAKE where we had to walk to the stairs. Anyway, with shoes a'sloshing they trudged EVERYTHING up TWO flights of stairs and into the room. I am a BLESSED woman!
Here's a picture of what it looked like after all five carloads were added to the two van loads DS 3 and I already dumped in there:
Sandy helped me start positioning furniture and we schlepped several pieces to a couple sides of the room to try them out. As I told her, I think this is something we female teachers get. Not so sure about our male counterparts. Anyway...on we went figuring out where that sweet little classroom library was going to go. And the corner that won is shown over here at the right.
Next I started unpacking those boxes that seem to be multiplying as we watch! My daughter stayed and helped me sort and organize and clean from the window installation dust. She was a REAL trooper and kept saying, "Mommy, you have a fun job!" I'm glad she thinks so. (I couldn't bear to tell her that it was free labor all around today!)
Anyway, we worked just about eleven hours total and here's a small snippet of what we accomplished:
I love it when things start to shape up. Of course, I'm gonna need a miracle to find places for everything that has yet to be unpacked. BUT I will prevail...even if it means PURGING.
Happy 2011-12 Everyone!