These guys are my heroes:
This is how crazy things were once we got to Puerto Rico. These guys were able to fit 13 checked bags, 10 carryons, two car seats, and five people in a single minivan saving me from needing a separate taxi. They got nice tips for sure. :)
Here are some quick blurry, hurried shots from my phone while we were heading out from the Nashville airport on December 4th (you can see photos from the hotel we stayed in the night before in a previous post).
After a week in an AirBnB (made extra difficult because I lost my voice for three days due to being sick and tweak my back so I was basically stuck in bed), we finally moved in to our new place in Caguas, Puerto Rico!
Here are some photos from when we first showed up and signed the lease.
There's a nice big side yard for the kids. We'll probably end up getting another trampoline like we had in Nashville.
I really like the back deck with a grill and serving area. Most of the houses we looked at had these really sweet back deck patios.
Once we moved in, well, we had no furniture. My daughters are sharing a queen air mattress (as are Corinne and I) and my son is on a twin air mattress. With no office desk or chairs yet, here's what my workstation looks like:
Things were a bit crazy as the freezer/refrigerator broke and there are still a lot of things left to be done on the house we're renting (they allowed us to move in a little earlier than they had planned). With no furniture at all and feeling a bit overwhelmed by the move, things were a bit discouraging at first. We're just now feeling more secure and getting our groove going. We even got to visit the community pool yesterday! You can see that in the video at the end of this post which includes some short videos from my phone.
Today was a productive day as we purchased beds for everyone, a couch, coffee table, end table, and three desks for the kids. We also got an office desk for me last week. The beds, office chair, and couch will be delivered over the next couple weeks, but we were able pick up the coffee table:
It's pretty cool because it flips up and can work as a normal table or eating surface also:
Here's the video I mentioned which starts with our flight out of Nashville, includes me walking to stretch my back (though still having lost my voice), and showing up at our new place.
I hope you enjoyed this little glimpse into the craziness of moving a family of five to an island. :)
Luke Stokes is a father, husband, programmer, STEEM witness, DAC launcher, and voluntaryist who wants to help create a world we all want to live in. Learn about cryptocurrency at UnderstandingBlockchainFreedom.com