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PART SIX: the 38 hour move

Updated: Nov 9, 2020

Picture this - A young married couple anxious to move to their own place heading out on a grand adventure to a new state...

8PM - We're stuffed in a packed truck in the Texas hill country, it's almost sunset and we've got a 12-hour drive ahead of us, but there's a double rainbow on the way out of town and we're in good spirits.

Fast-forward 12 hours of drive time and 0 hours of sleep....

8AM - We roll into the driveway of our new home.

Now, I'd like to preface this by saying, our landlord knew we were coming and had said he'd have the place cleaned out and ready for us. (remember it was just the way the folks before us left it)

I'm not sure what happened, but cleaning out the house for us dang sure didn't.

We opened the door and the same cloud of musty air that met us on the first visit hit my face in one big hot puff.... Stepping inside, I noticed the dishes still in the sink, the living room full of furniture, the layer of dust on every surface and the mold dripping from the unplugged window unit.