Jun 29, 2011

Unloading the Crate

Remember back in May, when Josh and I were getting ready to leave Newcastle and I wrote this POST about packing up the crate?  Well, yesterday was the culmination of that whole mess.  Unloading the crate.  Only this time, it was about 30 degrees hotter, with what felt like 100% humidity, and our stuff was no longer together like it was when we loaded it, it was scattered all over SGU's campus.  And we had 19 pieces to find!  It was seriously like the "Where's Waldo" of box hunting.  If I thought packing the crate was chaos...well then unloading it was pure pandemonium.

Go find your stuff!!!

Our only saving grace in this whole mess was that we are renting our friends Lyndzee and Dustin's car for the summer and so we didn't have to deal with bargaining with a taxi driver or truck driver for how much it would cost to help us.  Although, it still took two trips to get our stuff back and forth to our apartment.
Poor Josh..so much loading and unloading.
Somehow, we managed to find all of our things in a timely manner.  And in all honesty, I really don't have a better suggestion on how to coordinate the whole crate process.  Jin, who is a student in Josh's class was in charge of the whole thing, and I think he did a fantastic job.  If I were him I would have been pulling my hair out! So thanks Jin, we really are so appreciative of the time and work you put into this for the benefit of all the students.  I am SO SO SO happy to have all my things from Newcastle!

Of course, getting our things back to our apartment was only the first step in the unloading process.  Our apartment here isn't huge, and it felt like a cardboard box bomb exploded in our living room.  However, opening up everything was almost better than Christmas!  "Oh there's my picture frames!"  "And my coffee pot!"  "Hey look, here's a spatula and a wooden spoon!!!"  I kid you not, that's how I sounded while opening up these boxes.  You would have thought Santa Claus himself was in Grenada. 

Box Explosion

And to my surprise, NOTHING broke on it's way from England to Grenada.  NOT ONE THING!  Even my full length mirror made it all the way across which is very exciting because full length mirrors cost a fortune here.  Everything's out of the boxes and now I'm busy organizing cabinets, hanging pictures, and making this place feel like a home.  Check back soon for "after" pictures.


  1. Stephanie ScurlockJune 29, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Yup! Everything made it and we didn't have to pay anything extra. Yippee!