Leaving an Empty House and Arriving Safely in GA

On Wednesday Morning the movers arrived at our apartment in Covington to begin moving out things into a truck for their trip to Georgia. In less than 3 hours these 3 beast men had all of our stuff out! Needless to say I was very impressed as they had to carry everything down two flights of stairs.

After the movers left, the house was very empty and bare. I began the chore of cleaning the house now that everything was out. With the unpleasant reality of spending a night sleeping on the floor before me, I attempted to treat myself to a night of “guy movie time” by going to see “Iron Man” at the dollar theater. The flick was pretty good and definitely one that the wife would not want to partake with me.

After seeing the movie, I returned to the empty apartment for a night of indoor camping on the floor. After drugging myself up due to the excessive cat hair that I was now subject to in the house, I wandered off to sleep sometime before midnight.

I was awoken the next morning first by the cell phone alarm, next by the man from Duke Energy knocking on the door. After corralling the cats into their carriers and finishing my remaining cleaning and packing, the three of hit the road for our seven hour drive to our new home. We arrived around 6 pm and I got to enjoy a decent night’s sleep in a real bed.

It is rather weird to be sitting here in my new office, at my new job, in a new home town. I feel a profound sense of the blessing of God on my life for how he has brought me to this place. With that in mind, I am reminded of the words of Paul when he wrote in Philippians 3:12-14, “Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

May God be glorified as I begin this new part of my journey.

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5 thoughts on “Leaving an Empty House and Arriving Safely in GA

  1. Hi Brian! I was just remembering not more than a year ago we were doing the same thing, except we had a couple of loyal friends helping us pack up all those boxes!! You guys were great. Wish we could have been there to keep you company on your last night in Cincinnati or at least offer you a matress! haha!

    We love you guys!

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