Our Family

Our Family

Sunday, March 27, 2011

boxed in....

Our boxes came...on Thursday...finally!!  After having rushed to pack them in 2 days back in early December, and not having used the stuff for 6 months before that, we had almost forgotten what we owned.  The boxes were meant to arrive on next Tuesday but after a pleading call from Andrew, and after they heard our plight (that is, how long it had taken) they managed to fit in the trip from Perth to Albany a few days earlier! 

So at exactly 8:15 on Tuesday morning the truck arrived.  Some 30 minutes later and our boxes were delivered...many looking a little worse for wear -

....still not sure if there is anything missing from that box!

The boxes slowly began filling our living area...piling higher and higher....



...until the fun began and the house spent a few days up-side-down like this - 



...till, finally, after many hours of sweat and toil order was restored (for how long???) -


Ashlyn was so excited to be reunited with her toys which she had not seen for some 9 months...

... and all those books...  WOW!
...The rooms were set up...
...Kirilee got her beloved desk back (a few hinges needed rescrewing)
...and all those books...
...Shiana's purpur (grass skirt) which was made for her back in our training village in PNG beautifully decorates the side of her bed...

Ashlyn's bed is once again covered in dolls and stuffed toys...

 ...Andrew has all of his beloved books back...
...in fact we had to go out and buy another book shelf quickly, to house all the books...
Despite the fact that our boxes were looking pretty under-the-weather, thankfully, nothing major was broken.  The glass jug from our coffee maker, and two photo frames which Kirilee owned and packed herself were broken, and that was all.  Amazing.  Actually, considering the drama we had getting our stuff to Australia (see here), as well as a false Bill of Lading (as our goods ended up on a different ship than they were supposed to), it is amazing that we received them at all!  God is good!  We are well aware that they are only earthly possessions, but still it was wonderful that God allowed us to get them all back - a blessing indeed!

As for me, I am over moving countries - for now -  what with 3 different countries in 6/7 years, shifting many times (and all the packing and paperwork that goes with it)!  Though it is a strange feeling not planning the next trip, not thinking about going on a plane any time soon.  Strange.  And after a wonderful and vivid dream about PNG the other night, I woke up feeling strangely odd that we were not heading back there any time soon....

2 comments:

  1. Books, books, books. Sounds like our place! I can identify with your excitement about having your books back. That was the thing we (the kids too) most enjoyed unpacking, after having them boxed away for 9 months when we renovated.
    Hope you get many hours to read them!
    ~Kristy

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