It was a pretty busy weekend for Vivian and me. On Friday, we were able to close on our new home in Bellevue right on schedule. We signed the note (along with a hundred other pieces of paper) and got our copy of the deed to the house. Then we went out for a celebratory lunch at Charlie’s on the Lake, a lovely restaurant around the corner from our credit union.
All we had to do next was move in. We’d been packing for the last week or so and had to forgo a night at the Eagle’s Lodge in order to keep on track. We did manage to swing by Vivian’s office party at Venice Inn as a kind of victory dinner for the two of us, however.
On Saturday, about a dozen friends from the Omaha Jitterbugs and our new bible study dropped by our apartment to help us move, including Jillian, who came all the way from New York City to lend a hand. I don’t know how we could have managed without all the help we got — we certainly couldn’t have thrown Vivian’s old couch off the balcony by ourselves. We filled a 26-foot moving van to capacity with all our worldly possessions, including a new couch and love seat, a refrigerator, and a washer dryer set. Getting all these things into our new home was nearly just as a challenging — the fridge couldn’t get through the split-entry stairway without taking its doors off. We were all finished and ready for pizza a little before three, and Vivian and I took a couple minutes to christen our new living space with a brief Lindy Hop in the living room.
Once we get done unpacking, we’ll have everyone back over for a proper housewarming party (likely sometime in January). I have to give a special thanks to Rob, Eric, Nick, Lisa, Justin, Kelly, Jillian, Lee, Mark, Jon, Jack, Donna, and everyone else who dropped by and helped us make the big move to our new home! God has blessed us both with such wonderful friends and we don’t know what we would have done without you.