Well, we finally made it back to Colorado. What stress! Everything went just as smoothly as could be and I still almost had multiple panic attacks. We were so lucky to have help from Justin’s parents, they borrowed a big trailer and pickup truck and drove a 12 hour drive down to Albuquerque. The next day they helped us fill up that trailer with all of our stuff, then the day after that they drove us another 12 hour drive back to Hayden, CO, where we’re keeping our stuff.
Why didn’t we just get a Uhaul and save Justin’s parents all the time and effort? Let me tell you.
When we moved to Albuquerque, we paid $300 for a Uhaul. Not bad, considering we still had to pay for all the gas and everything too. We figured that would be the best option for moving back also. It wasn’t. I went to book our Uhaul, and found out that for the exact same size truck, going on the exact same trip (only the opposite way) it was going to cost us $1200. Um, EXCUSE ME? No one could tell me why the price had jumped to four times the amount it was when we moved to Albuquerque. The only answer that I could come up with was that they didn’t want anyone to leave.
So Justin’s parents came to the rescue. It was also great just to have two more smiling faces there to help with what is always a very frustrating process, that always makes people crabby. We waved goodbye to Albuquerque on Saturday night, and stayed the night in Santa Fe before hitting the open road early Sunday morning.
Last night was the first night of good sleep I have gotten since before we moved. But despite the stress, I am so happy to be home! We will be here in Colorado for 2 weeks before we hit the open road yet again, this time on a much bigger trip! Thanks for being patient while I disappeared for a few days, it’s hard to write blog posts on an iPhone sitting on a pile of boxes.