|truck with our air shipment + internet van|
|Air shipment boxes! Kids' bikes!|
Next the truck arrived with our temporary furniture, plus another truck with a special elevator for bringing in the larger items. By this time, the traffic situation was horrible, and I felt pretty guilty for causing such havoc, even though there wasn't anything I could do. Apparently there was a no parking sign put out by the furniture company since last week (to give people plenty of warning), but two cars were parked in front of the building anyway. So then the police got involved.
|police filling out tons of paperwork + 2 shipment trucks + luxury SUV parked illegally|
|bye bye luxury SUV :(. The owner showed up a few minutes later. Poor lady, she was not pleased.|
About the time this process finished, I retrieved the kids from school. On our way back inside we ran into our neighbor from the 3rd floor who is SO, SO nice. She is originally from Munich, speaks amazing English (and German and French of course), and has lived upstairs with her husband and 11-year-old daughter for over a decade. She invited the kids and me up for some lunch and gave us a much needed roll of toilet paper (forgot to bring that over from the temporary apartment!).
We are so thankful for a great neighbor!!!!
|eating yummy spaghetti|
|and...they have bunnies!|
After lunch the kids were itching to ride their newly-arrived bikes, so we rode to the park for a bit.
Then we headed to the temporary apartment to continue packing and cleaning. When Pete came home, we went out for pizza, and it was time for bed!
|story time on temporary beds|