the house has arrived!!

It’s been an exciting week here at the Groves! Therese and I made a languid return from a sweet camping retreat in the Olympic Mountains on Tuesday evening. We received a call Wednesday morning at 7am from the truck driver saying he was in Poulsbo and would be at our place in 1/2 an hour!! Whoa!! We weren’t expecting the truck until sometime later in the day…. And in fact, two trucks arrived by 8:15 Wed morning!! We called David K – who valiantly jumped out of his morning schedule and into the forklift – and masterfully managed to unload all the bundles and pallets without mishap. We are so grateful to have him as a neighbor and a friend! What a gem! It was sooo hot Wednesday that when Kendra( our Grovesmate) arrived with a plate of watermelon I fell into it and gulped watermelon with both hands!! Delicious and much appreciated! Thursday we expected 2 trucks – but after an easy unload with the first truck – David and Troy went back to their ‘real’ work – and we made several calls to Oregon Yurtworks concerning the whereabouts of the second one. Turns out, there was a big accident on I-5 that shut the free way down for hours, our trucker was stuck in it – and decided to call it quits and make the delivery on Friday. ( I thank my lucky stars that I’m a carpenter by trade, and not a truck driver…) This morning, the truck showed up, David performed his magic on the great Genie reach-lift -and the trucker was on his way by 9:30 am!! It feels like Christmas in July out here!! Dozens of huge packages wrapped in black plastic with my name on them- all waiting to be opened and assembled! (see more pics)

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