Yaaay! We are out of Evil Corporate Housing and officially homeless! Of course, we picked THE hottest day of the year in Houston to do it, but at least we are out. We seriously underestimated the amount of stuff we would have to move, so we felt pretty bad for our friend who came to help us out. "Oh yeah, we have the nursery furniture and probably 10 or 15 boxes. We should be done in a couple of hours, max." Uh, make that 40 or 50 boxes. Considering that our original air shipment consisted of 19 boxes, it appears that I've done just a wee bit of shopping since we got back to Texas. We finished up with the main bulk of the moving in about five hours, but then, of course, there were all the other little errands that we needed to take care of before officially becoming homeless. Dropping off donations, dry cleaning, etc. etc.
Even though we despised that apartment, we did get a little sentimental when we were leaving. It was Ava's first house. Okay, apartment, but you get what I mean. Luckily, Ava started throwing a fit because the carrier she was in WAS NOT MOVING, and thus, the moment was kind of lost.
So, Ava and I are staying with Triad #1 for a couple of weeks until our house is ready. Our closing is scheduled for the 13th, but I think that's pretty optimistic. I hope it's ready by then, though, because we are so ready to stop living out of a suitcase.