Friday, June 27, 2008

New house, new homeowners claim?!?!?!

Hey everyone! I just wanted to post a real quick blog to let you know that we are moved and into our house! We had a lot of help last Saturday (3 sets of missionaries and Nate Nelson! Let me tell you- he is a moving van packing machine!!!!! Plus, Bro Tipton, Carrie Tipton, Judy Wright, well lots of help!!!) and it was great! We are working now on unpacking. It's going pretty good! And we finally got our sod yesterday in our front and side yards, and seed in the back, so we're working now on keeping it watered since it can't seem to rain here for more than 5 minutes! (I really don't want to see this water bill!!!)

We did have one set back while we were in the process of moving that kinda sucked! We moved some loads of boxes and stuff over ourselves on Wednesday that we didn't want to put on the truck. The cable guys were coming on Thursday morning to turn on the cable, so mom came to sit out at the house and do a little unpacking. When she walked in she smelled something kind of sweet. She thought maybe it was the air conditioner so she went to go check and it was fine. As she was coming back upstairs she saw the stove and a box that was sitting on the stove turn bright red. She ran over and picked up the box and it went up in flames!!! Somehow, when that box got sat on the stove (bad idea- don't do that!!!!) it somehow triggered the on button and that box had sat there smoldering all night long. When mom picked it up it got enough oxygen under it to engulf it. She ran outside screaming about the fire and some men working on the house across the street (who don't speak english! They're Mexican!) heard her and came running over. They threw the box outside, along with a few more that had gotten sparked off the first one and got the fire put out. Thankfully, no one was hurt! I'm still not sure how that happened but we were truly blessed. Thank goodness for home owners insurance because we're looking at $1200+ in repairs. But the house is still standing so it's all good! But I always thought the saying was new house, new baby! Not new house, new homeowners claim!

Okay, so this short post has turned into a long one, but I wanted to let you all know that we are still here. Now that the internet is working I'll get some pics posted this weekend of our lovely new home!

3 comments:

Diana said...

I was thinking maybe your dissaperance meant you were moving into the new house. Sorry about the mis-hap in moving in. Thank goodness you have insurance.
Sounds like a great group of people helping you move. Very familiar names too. Can't wait to see more pictures.
PS. Logan's video was in fast forward in some parts.

Jeannie said...

I am so thankful no one was hurt in the process and the damage to your lovely new home was limited! Heavenly Father was really looking out for you and your family. I am so excited to see the pictures

Stacey, Jon, Nate, and Natty said...

Kari! How scarry! I'm glad it all turned out well...Stacey