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Friday, November 10, 2006

So Much To Do!

I just can't believe how much stuff I have got to pack, throw away, and to donate, it is so overwhelming! This apartment looks like a cyclone has been through here. I have sent already 8 boxes and still have 7 boxes to go. That doesn't include the stuff that's left for the last minute such as toys, clothes, and Griffin's VHS tapes that I plan to send. Talk about expensive, it's a good thing that I have enough money to send this stuff or I would have to donate things that mean a great deal to me. I have been asked by several different people if Griffin has noticed that things are different, if he realizes that we are moving or not. As far as I can tell he is clueless and is acting just as he usually does. I plan on explaining it to him just in case he can understand the concept but I think that as well as I know Griffin he will not react to things being different until it is time to get on the airplane then I believe he will definitely show signs of protest and have a meltdown. I truly hope that he does not get upset and feel overwhelmed, I have a book of PECS that Kathleen made for him for traveling on an airplane from our last trip that should help him to adjust. It is my hope that he will be calm and relaxed because I plan on giving him the Clonidine to help him sleep. We are scheduled to leave in the wee hours of the morning and have our first layover where I hope to be able to meet our friends who we have never met before in person, only through the internet and through phone calls. I am so excited to get to meet them finally. Well, it is time to get back to packing and cleaning, I will keep you updated and let you know what is going on when I am not too busy packing and stuff. I may not have time to stop by your blogs, sorry, but I plan to catch up once we are in SC.


mcewen said...

I don't envy your flight, best of luck.

mommyguilt said...

Hey doll, we know you're busy! Just pop in every once in a while to let us know how you guys are doing.

KC's Mommy said...

Hugs to you and Griffin) You are doing an awesome job Lora, not much longer and you'll be in the lower 48's! Hooray!

Hang in there girl!

Love ya, Tina and Boys

Sam I Am said...

You can do it!!! Lot's of work now, but your eyes are on the prize, which will be worth it in SC. Thinking of you and praying for safe travels. You must be keeping things so normal for Griffin as for him to not notice. You are doing a great job!!!!