Monday, September 21, 2009


The first few days living in a new place can be just a little stressful. Actually it can be REALLY stressful. Here are some tips that might be useful that we learned.

1. Be prepared for your credit card NOT to work in a different state, even if you have talked with your company. It will take on average four phone calls to your company before it actually starts going through. Your credit/debit card will normally not work when you have a loaded cart with a line of people behind you waiting impatiently. This was one situation where I was glad I knew no one in this town.
2. There are actually two types of stoves. Make sure to find out if yours is a “free standing” or a “slide in”. They may look the same but they aren’t! Nothing like finding out it doesn’t fit when it’s put in your kitchen.
3. Take as many 10% off coupons for Lowe’s as you can find. Always price match.
4. Air mattresses rarely stay inflated for an entire night. Don’t expect to get sleep.
5. Bring lots of bug spray if you are moving into a house that hasn’t been lived in for awhile. Bugs will be everywhere!
6. If moving to the deep south have your mop on hand. The movers will sweat on your furniture, floors, and everywhere else as they move your stuff. Yuck…

These are just a few of the lessons that we learned in the first 48 hours being here. Thankfully shortly after the movers left our wonderful friends Joe, Marianne, Madeline, and Hayden Cox arrived to help us. We put them straight to work doing everything from unpacking to electric work. Thanks Cox Family!!! We love you! Finally I had to include the picture of us at Cheeburger Cheeburger. It was our first meal in Shreveport and I said, “Ryan, let’s take this picture and put it on our blog one day!.” So…here it is!

1 comment:

  1. thanks for those helpful tips. and yay for your awesome helpers!!!