Tuesday, February 27, 2007

In Honor of my 20,000th Visitor .... 20,000 things about me!


But, you were worried, weren't ya!

Seriously, we will be without internet until March 9th when we get settled into the new house. The move was required by the Transplant Center- something about length of travel for a cadaver donor transplant, if it comes to that. You got to be there f.a.s.t!

So, we are packing up the Uhaul and saying goodbye to our dream home in Montana for abit. Well, at least 12 bits (months) or so.

But, it's a shot at life.

So, we are taking it.

I'm sure there will be at least 8,000 posts to catch up on once we are online again, so please - nothing too wonderful between now and then!
In the meantime .... let's celebrate ANYWAY!!!!
If you would be so kind, can you leave me a comment with your worst or funniest moving story?
Once we settle, I'll get up the emotional courage to write allll about this move for you. It's been laden with more twists and turns than the grandest ole' wodden rollercoaster.
20,000 comments would be ... well ... awesome! fantastic! (Boo, have I annoyed you enough yet?) ... but, highly unrealistic. Maybe a few less than that.
So... go on! De-lurk in the spirit of movingstresssisterhood. Dare ya!


Blogger Barb said...

Well, yes, Kelli. I'll admit the title to this post threw me a little. LOL

OK, I understand the move a little better now. How sad to have to leave your home in Montana but you're right - whatever it takes.

Happy move and for pete's sake, don't even TRY to catch up when you return on March 9th. Hit "all read" and start over!

2:06 PM  
Blogger Holly said...


I pray for a safe move for your family and a speedy recovery, so you can return home as soon as possible - healthy!

God Bless you and keep you.

3:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for you! (and looking forward eagerly to your return :)

3:35 PM  
Blogger Joyful Days said...

Lifting up you and your whole family in prayer Kelli. Praying for the wisdom and skill of the doctors too.

Be blessed,

3:35 PM  
Blogger Carey said...

Im praying for a safe move for you and your family.

4:55 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

I'm glad you're able to make this move Kelli. You will all be in my prayers.

6:46 PM  
Blogger Laurel Wreath said...

I was thinking I needed to buy you a medal if you did indeed do a list like that!!! I am going to have to come back and think on my funny story. Have a great trip.

7:00 PM  
Blogger Fiddledeedee (It Coulda' Been Worse) said...

I'll be praying for you. This has to be a hard move, but a necessary one. You catch me offguard sometimes and make me laugh. I don't know why the f.a.s.t. made me giggle. Probably because I'm warped, and laugh at the wrong times!

I've got a funny moving story that involved my husband, my 15 year old cat, a plane, and a lot of blood. I'll have to formulate a post for it.

7:18 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Kelli, I will continue to pray for you through this journey.

Being a military family, I have SOOOO many moving stories..we should do a 20000 post of those! Seriously, the first one that comes to mind is the move to NY. I signed a 2 year lease on a house while I was still in Kansas and had never seen the house. When the packers arrived with our stuff, we realized that we had way more stuff that house. Our queen size bed wouldn't go up the stairs (the ceiling was too low) so my husband ran across the street, introduced himself to Mr. Raymond (an elderly man), and asked to borrow a hacksaw. He promptly sawed the box springs in half and we got it up the stairs. We slept on it for two years while it was put together with wire and duct tape.

Have a happy and safe move and get that kidney soon!

8:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

check in daily, first time poster....glad you were able to do this move as important as it is....as i tell my children who are 6 and 3 (and have had 4 moves in 4 years) home is where family is, no matter what kind of roof is over your head..if you are all together, that's what matters...

cant wait to hear about the move...you are in my prayers.

good luck (with the move)

Celina in Canada

6:39 AM  
Blogger fabricluver (Susan) said...

Kelli - you are in my thoughts and prayers as is your whole family. I know there is no way I can imagine what your life is like. You are such an inspiration and I pray that God lifts you up in His love each and every day. Big hugs to you, we all love you.
Kept with you in His love,

7:43 AM  
Blogger Susanne said...

:vD Still maintaining a sense of humor in the midst of a big move. You need a prize!

Praying for a safe and quick move for you and your family.

9:15 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Sorry to hear you have to be leaving your dream home for a year - but it's definitely for a good reason! Will be keeping you in my prayers that all goes well with the move and everything to follow it!

2:59 PM  
Blogger Kathleen Marie said...

A funny moving story - My dh came to South Dakota a month before me. My son and I drove a bit over the speed limit all the way with a cat meow for the first two hundred or so miles in my ear ☺ He didn't have a home yet so hubby and I slept in a church on a hill up on Two Bit Road outside Deadwood, no plumbing, electricity...this was early June and I woke up one morning to SNOW! It was so cold! But, somehow romantic! Yeah, well, it was our anniversary month and we were all isolated in the hills...with snow, in June.

That is my QUICK moving story .... oh, an I did get a warning for speeding but the officer laughed when I told him I was so EXCITED to see my hubby after a month ☺

8:21 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Well, I guess my favorite (few) stories happened when deciding to move just days before giving birth. One into a house that was 120 years old and falling doown. We had NO money and needless we hoped the house would stand with only a coat of paint and a lotta hopes and dreams. SO...the night we moved in I had opened ALLL the windows to air out the house - it needed some freshening for sure. We settled in for the evening when, in my perepheral vision I could see a swooping thing... "Honey," I said, "I think there's a bat..." Then I heard the squeak, saw the look of suprise on his face and SCREAMED, and flailed and looked sooo graceful - I'm sure you can imagine. But I was wrong - there wasn't a bat - there was three flying right through the open windows into my living room...
This is long but you asked for a story. I'm praying for the transplant to come soon... for that I'll de-lurk...

9:32 AM  
Anonymous Lucy said...

I think the funniest part about my moves have been that when I was in my 20s, everything I owned fit into my VW cabriolet (and that included a bird cage!). The last time we moved we needed a truck, and not the small one! And even at that, we only had my Dh and myself and one child. Now we have three! I can't imagine if we ever move out of this house!

I really hope everything goes well for you. Moving is really stressful, especially when you're sick. Many blessings to you!

10:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am praying for you. Here is a story about our recent move. It was nice that thanks to my husbands company we were able to have the movers pack for us however it makes it alot harder to locate needed items. We had to laugh at some of the things it said on the boxes. One box said Fax machine (we don't have one, it was our printer) Earth-moon turned out to be our globe, not sure what the moon had to do with a globe, shirded=paper shredder. Other boxes have turned out be labeled totally wrong, such as box that said kitchen dishes and turned out to be toiletries. EVERYTHING was wrapped in tons of paper regardless of whether it was fragile. The othe day my husband was unwrapping and unwrapping and unwrapping a huge wad of newsprint paper, when he finally got through all of the paper it turned out to be two pens and a marker, glad it was wrapped so safely.

2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still praying for you and your whole family. God Bless!

9:34 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

My moving story is from less than a year ago. Moved into the new townhome on a Friday knowing that there were plumbing problems awaiting. Being brilliant, I'd already scheduled a plumber... who didn't show. Hmmm... despite my repeated calls and their promises to come that weekend, they never showed. I spent my weekend pottying (with 3 year old in tow) in Wal-mart, Moe's, and McDonald's. On more than one occasion, I was tempted to potty in her porta-potty, but I refrained. When I finally got plumbers there on Monday...the culprits in the non flushing toilets and non draining sinks included socks, a large plastic purple comb, and about 10,000 straws.

May your pottys be in working order!

8:53 PM  
Blogger Janean said...

I've had to move several times. THe last time I did it last year a friend came out from North Dakota to help. I don't know how I would have done it without him. It's no fun at all. You will be in my prayers. It never seems to go as fast as you need it to.
I hope all goes well for you!

12:44 AM  
Blogger Qtpies7 said...

We had to move from MN to VA with four little kids, one a baby, 4 months old.
And two big dogs. My husband was driving the moving van towing the car. I was driving the van. Now it seems that getting the moving truck with no kids would be a dream, right? I got the van with the baby, which I had to introduce to saf-t-pops at the ripe ole age of 4 months just so we could make it an extra 20 minutes driving at a time. But my dh in the truck, with the dogs, the dogs with no manners as of yet, and no a/c, and constant loudness, well, lets just say when I drove for a little while for peace and quiet......... I was happy to get back to the van.
Then we lived in a cottage on the Rappahanak river for a month while house hunting. That was crazy! The water heater was the size of a gallon pitcher. No bathtub. No sheet rock over the insulation. LOL It was a riot.

3:05 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I don't have much energy to write my funniest or worst story . . .but I'll give you the one thing that when you are most happy will make you sad, and when you are most sad will make you happy . . .
To know "This too shall pass"

9:47 PM  
Blogger The Wooden Porch said...

I check in from time to time. I had your name to send a gift for the bloggers white elephant xmas gift. I mailed it to you back in Dec. Did you ever get it? I hope it wasn't lost in the mail.

Congrats on 20k!

11:38 AM  

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