Saturday, July 19, 2014

We're REALLY, REALLY going!

We have dates!!!!!

After talking with the Reciprocal Ministries offices in the US (at Lehigh Acres, FL) and the Field Director in Haiti, we have dates to ship our things to Haiti and to be leave for Haiti the first week of September!

Our house is for sale!

I love our  house and our neighbors.  I really hate to leave them, but leave them we must! So, the house went on the market!

Shipping our things to Haiti - July 15!

Talk about FAST gear!  Everything going to Haiti had to be packed and ready to go!  It seemed like the spring and months of sorting and packing crawled by day after day.  Then, it was like we'll never be ready!  BUT, we were!

Transferring our furniture and boxes from the U-Haul to the shipping container.
So, we loaded everything on a 20 foot U-Haul with a LOT of help with young people from Creekside Community Church, neighbors Dean and Lauren, friend Doug, and Joel's long-time teaching colleague, Mike. We couldn't have done it without them!

Why a 20 foot U-Haul?! Because that was the space we had on a shipping container!
Joel and Dan Shoemaker, President of RMI, celebrating our things being loaded!

Of course, this means we have an almost empty house without furniture.  There are few items left that will either be stored or in the care of family

And on the way to Haiti!
And there goes the 1947 Jeep!