We played our cards just right and got my mom to move up to Washington, where she is renting a duplex 15 minutes away from us!
(Those G-R-A-N-D-K-I-D-S cards are amazing things!)
The kids and I worked on cleaning her new place while she finished up the packing at her house in Oregon, and then towards the end of June my cousin drove a moving truck up to Washington with all of her household stuff in it. (She stayed behind in Oregon for another week to finish up some work and house sale details.)
More of my cousins met us at my mom's new place and we unloaded the truck.
There were five adults and four kids - and when we were done, the duplex looked...
um, not empty.
Then, because my mom knows how much fun I have doing it, she let us rearrange furniture, unpack some stuff, and set up enough things to make the place livable as soon as she walked in the door.
She's been here a few weeks now, and we're still helping her rearrange and get things set up how she wants them.
I'm not sure we'll ever really be done, but it's so much fun, why would we quit?!?