Our last brunch in town at Blackwater Draw. It was kind of a big deal to me.
Even though I've already submitted my resignation, filled out my I-9 for the new job, signed a lease & announced our upcoming move to Austin, it didn't feel really real until we packed up our entire house this weekend.
Both of our moms came up to help pack the house, and the four of us knocked out about 90% of the house in a day. The 10% left are things we use on a daily basis like clothes & toothpaste. So we're basically living on take out and bare necessities for the next five days. On Friday we get our new keys, and on Saturday we'll pick up the truck, load it up and head off to our new adventure!
My two men wandering Austin between searching for a house... I think we'll fit in quite nicely.
Before the packing weekend began, C & I sat down and made a pact of peace. Moving and changing jobs is stressful; we knew it'd take a toll on us. So we decided to not let it get the best of us. We pinky swore to keep the peace, keep calm and love each other through the stress. And I'm so happy to say that when everybody left on Sunday afternoon, we high fived at how good we did. Everything went so smooth. Everything we wanted - and more - got done. And we were still excited and happy about everything at the end.
We took our moms out to brunch on Sunday to thank them for their help. My mom had her first chicken & waffle experience (find my recipe here) & we toasted with mimosas to the upcoming changes! It was my last brunch in Bryan/College Station, so we went to the best place in town: Blackwater Draw. If you're ever here, they have the best brunch in town. And you can bring your dog with you, so that's a win-win in our book.
Step One: Packing complete.
How Max feels about moving...
Now on to Step Two: Move Our Shit. Challenge accepted.