Mother Trucker

September 24, 2010

Karen drove this 26′ U-Haul 6 hours up from Charlotte ALL BY HERSELF. She is crazy!!!! And brave!

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Didn’t have the hands to photograph any of the moving at her place, but I’ll get some this afternoon.

I DID, however, manage to photograph the guys bringing in our new entertainment center! It doesn’t fit in her place so it’s on extended (permanent!?) loan to us!

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I spent the morning vacuuming furniture (although I wrote “vacuuming laundry on Twitter and almost just did it again!?).

Then we took a rug to a rug store to be cut down. Then we returned the truck. Then, lunch! My “morning toast” actually held me over just fine (although I did eat lunch sooner than normal today).

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We fancied up salads with bacon, grilled eggplant + carrots + peppers and goat cheese! All tossed in some Garlic Gold and garnished with Great Harvest Dakota croutons.

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With a pear on the side for dessert

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Headed back down to Karen’s for some unpacking and settling in. I biked over there this morning but am in a car now. Plan to bike back. It’s only about 2 miles from our house and a pleasant ride!

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1 Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews September 24, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Wow I cannot believe that you guys made such nice salads while moving! Good luck with the rest of the move!!


2 Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies September 24, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Woww – props to Karen…I get nervous with the small UHauls!!


3 Chelsea at Striking Balance September 24, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Those salads look great- I’m impressed that you had such a great lunch in the midst of moving!


4 Lily @ Lily's Health Pad September 24, 2010 at 12:18 pm

No way I’d even drive a truck. Once I drove my mom’s minivan into our garage pillar….OOPS!


5 Jessica @ How Sweet September 24, 2010 at 12:18 pm

That is a BIG truck. I couldn’t handle that.


6 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg September 24, 2010 at 12:20 pm

How nice to have family so close!!! Y’all are going to really enjoy that!


7 Tina September 24, 2010 at 12:21 pm

I would NOT drive a truck like that. I’m too dangerous on the roads in my little compact as it is. LOL


8 Jamie @ Food in Real Life September 24, 2010 at 12:22 pm

I could never drive a truck like that! My husband drove a much smaller UHaul when we moved to our house and he totally made sparks fly on the sides going through an underpass that was too narrow. Woops. I’m impressed!!


9 Samantha @ Bikini Birthday September 24, 2010 at 12:26 pm

I like the mirrored doors!


10 barefootgirl (our first CSA) September 24, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Wow! she drove that alone? impressive…

your salad look yummy as always…


11 Estela @ Weekly Bite September 24, 2010 at 12:27 pm

I have to give you guys props for always putting together great meals no matter how busy you are. If I was moving it’d be sandwich city ;)


12 Natalia - a side of simple September 24, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Way to go, Karen! She deserves a beer. Or two.

Gossip Girl is going to be that.much.better with that entertainment center. ;)


13 Heather (Heather's Dish) September 24, 2010 at 12:28 pm

best post title EVER!


14 CathyK @ September 24, 2010 at 5:19 pm

that’s EXACTLY what i was going to say!!!


15 Krystina September 24, 2010 at 12:30 pm

I wish I had a bike so I could bike everywhere. It sounds so lovely.


16 Lauren at KeepItSweet September 24, 2010 at 12:32 pm

so nice that you will now have family close by!


17 Kylie @ A Hungry Spoon September 24, 2010 at 12:37 pm

I’m so impressed with Karen’s van-driving skills…I often have to transport students at my work in a 15 passenger, and I still hate backing up in that crazy thing!

Have a great weekend :)


18 Laura @ Blogging Over Thyme September 24, 2010 at 12:41 pm

I saw that Twitter post! It made me laugh :) Does this mean you are officially getting cable?!?


19 Kath September 24, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Probably not cable..but maybe some kind of TV upgrade


20 Kristina @ spabettie September 24, 2010 at 12:42 pm

DAAANG she is brave to drive that beast herself! :) no way I could do that! :)


21 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats September 24, 2010 at 12:49 pm

wow! I get nervous with a small uhaul. Super impressive :)


22 Jessica @ The Process of Healing September 24, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Oh WOW, go Karen!


23 Susan Mc September 24, 2010 at 12:56 pm

LOVE your title on this post!! :-) That entertainment center is gorgeous! It’s a perfect fit for you guys!
With Karen in town, things are coming together, I’m sure you’ll nail down your location any moment now.
Good luck with the move!


24 Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes September 24, 2010 at 12:57 pm

this may be a bit of an odd question, but does that variety of pear taste differently than the others? I always buy Barletts or Bosc…I’ve noticed the kind you had for lunch in the store before but never tried them…


25 Kath September 24, 2010 at 5:05 pm

It does taste a little different – a little grittier and the skin is tougher, but I love the texture.


26 Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes September 24, 2010 at 6:27 pm

ha! just realized I meant to type that I usually by Bartlett or Anjou. Bosc is actually the one you had for lunch! :) I think I would like them,though, cuz I’m a “texture” girl…


27 Anne@ Food Loving Polar Bear September 24, 2010 at 12:58 pm

Ah, salad with bacon is so good :) I would never ever have the courage to drive that monster :D


28 yummiee cupcake September 24, 2010 at 1:02 pm

when i read this title and the first thing came to my mind was mother… ahem. haha… you’re a teaser.


29 Holly @ couchpotatoathlete September 24, 2010 at 1:04 pm

Karen is sooo brave! I can barely drive a pick up truck without freaking out. I need to be able to see all around the car. I guess thats why I have a little Ford Focus :)

Did you ever get a tv like you talked about?


30 Kath September 24, 2010 at 5:05 pm

We did! From Emily + Casey. Still working on setup and technical tweaks


31 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) September 24, 2010 at 1:07 pm

That is really nice that you can bike there! I am really happy for you guys! You seem to really enjoy where you are right now!


32 Nic September 24, 2010 at 1:11 pm

That truck is huge! She must have great depth perception, I’d be hitting everything in sight! Also, I love the entertainment center, it’s a classic (mostly because I can’t tell if it’s a vintage piece or a new piece so it must be timeless;)


33 Steph@stephsbitebybite September 24, 2010 at 1:13 pm

She is a brave one isn’t she! There’s no way I could do that! I don’t even like driving the big ole diesel trucks. GO KAREN!! :)

Happy moving…or unpacking rather!


34 Caitlin (EatFeats) September 24, 2010 at 1:16 pm

WOW that is awesome! I can barely drive a regular car across the Bay!


35 Paula September 24, 2010 at 1:20 pm

This is the best post title ever! ;)


36 Jasmine @ Eat Move Write September 24, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Don’t you love when the parents give you “permanent loans”? I miss that about living close to my ‘rents.


37 erica September 24, 2010 at 1:41 pm

woah. that is one huge UHAUL!!! i could never ever do that! she’s one brave woman!!!

and that entertainment center is really nice! great score :)


38 Mary @ Bites and Bliss September 24, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Whew she’s one brave women!! I would have been terrified driving that thing by myself!


39 Allison K September 24, 2010 at 1:59 pm

Good for her!I think I would be confident to drive that truck if I didn’t have to back up or change lanes! :)


40 Rachel September 24, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Hee – and here I was convinced that vacuuming laundry was a fancy new trick I didn’t know! :)


41 Stacey September 24, 2010 at 2:15 pm

There’s no way I would drive a U-Haul by myself! Go Karen! Hope she gets moved in all right, and I also hope that your entertainment addition is permanent (for your sake!) ;)


42 Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks September 24, 2010 at 2:40 pm

Dang. I get scared just driving a Honda. ;)


43 Sarah K @ the Pajama Chef September 24, 2010 at 2:47 pm

wow, impressive driver!


44 Ashley@thehungryscholar September 24, 2010 at 2:52 pm

I have only had a pear once, I should change that!


45 Meg September 24, 2010 at 3:37 pm

Dang Karen! What a woman, I love it. I’d feel like such a bada– in that truck! ;) Glad everything’s going well, Happy Friday!


46 Food & Other Things September 24, 2010 at 4:24 pm

Wow…that’s awesome Karen drove that U-haul, I’m nervous just to drive an SUV! Love the black and white placemat!


47 lynn (The Actors Diet) September 24, 2010 at 5:32 pm

you dont vacuum laundry?! ;)


48 Camille September 24, 2010 at 5:55 pm

Ahh, those UHauls are scary to drive!
My boyfriend drove ours all the way from San Diego to Oregon towing a car behind it. Scaaaary!


49 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey September 24, 2010 at 5:58 pm

Yay for family!! She is quite the brave woman – I don’t know if I woul dhave made that trip with that truck!


50 stacey-healthylife September 24, 2010 at 6:01 pm

That’s nice that Karen’s so close.


51 Kath (Eating for Living) September 24, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Mmmmmhhhh, roasted veggies are so good with salad!


52 Bee Goes Bananas September 24, 2010 at 6:41 pm

Wow, that is one Hugh Jass truck! I would never be able to drive something that big, let alone drive it for six hours by myself!

Mad props Karen!!


53 Tracy September 24, 2010 at 7:00 pm

Those trucks are just not fun! Good for her… that is terrific! They are not very comfy either :-) Yummy salads :-)


54 Hannah September 24, 2010 at 7:32 pm

Gosh, even looking at the size of that truck gives me the heebie jeebies! Well done Karen!


55 naturallycheryl September 24, 2010 at 7:58 pm

This is totally random but I am trying a manhattan inspired by katheats and I must say it’s pretty good! I also am a tempeh eater now. Tempeh spaghetti is my fav.
My husband likes to say, “well, just because Kath did it…” LOL!


56 Kath September 24, 2010 at 8:05 pm

:) Yum!!


57 Brittney September 24, 2010 at 10:04 pm

You know I did see you Tweet “vacuum laundry” earlier, but was like “well, who knows what that Kath is into…” LOL!


58 jassy September 25, 2010 at 9:09 am

for karen to drive that is so cool! kudos to her :)


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