A forest of boxes

This past weekend, we moved into our home. The moving truck arrived bright and early. It was so big I couldn’t even get a picture of the whole thing! (We have been in our house a whole four days!)


The guys worked really hard. I was so amazed at how strong they were. Our whole house was full of boxes. Everywhere… boxes. Turn around. Boxes. Sit down. Boxes. Go to sleep. Boxes. (Daniel is still sleeping on a floor cushion!)


We started unpacking and cleaning and unpacking and cleaning… Daniel’s pose during dinner reflects how we all felt.


We generated quite a pile of paper, as Albert demonstrated.


I made the kids take a picture later too. The pile was even bigger by now.



Thankfully, eager people on Craig’s list are flocking to pick up paper and boxes! I put one post up and got 28 people writing back to say they wanted them! (Took the post down midday because I kept getting more emails. Didn’t know moving boxes were such a popular thing!) So we are doing our best to contribute to sustaining the environment. 🙂

Albert discovered what happened to his gummy vitamins that sat in the car a little too long. Oops.


Before we could unpack the office, I did some painting. (The dark splotches are from my phone camera, not the painting!) Fortunately all the painting at UCC gave me experience so I could paint this room on my own (with a little help from Megan to train her to paint her room).


One wall was a greenish color, another was a brownish color. The photo above is a more accurate reflection of the color. I know you’re not supposed to paint a small room different colors because it makes it feel smaller, but that’s the nice thing about painting for yourself… who cares about the rules? 🙂 I just thought an all-green room would be too much and it needed some contrast.


Our first home-cooked dinner at home! Albert cooked curry chicken.



It is weird to be in a place where I don’t really know hardly anyone other than our realtor and Albert’s new boss, who we just recently met. We’ve been unpacking for days and it feels like there is no end in sight. But very thankful to start getting settled in!

A Yee

Angela Yee is a professional designer (graphic design, stage design, interior design — angelayeedesign.com) and teaches leadership skills at strategysketchnotes.com.

2 comments to “A forest of boxes”

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  1. Carmen Lin - August 15, 2014

    I wish I could be there to help and to provide company. Well, it’s a new life for you and I’m sure our Lord has a good purpose it it.
    In the meanwhile, I do not know why, but I felt I was more energized and more purposeful in my daily work. So God must be in control of the whole thing.

  2. A Yee

    A Yee - August 15, 2014

    I am glad to hear you are felling more energized and purposeful! We look forward to when you can visit!

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