“My Time Moving” by Wes Tucker
Hi! I’m Wes Tucker and I am 11 years old. I just moved into Harvest. Let me tell you about my move.
It all started out in November when my father got a new job that moved us from St. Louis, Missouri to this wonderful place that is TEXAS. I was excited when I found out because my sister and I were born in Grapevine.
It was a lot of work, cleaning every day and my dad was gone about four days every week on business trips. My parents hired a contractor to help us remodel a bathroom, the kitchen, put in a new deck and new carpet in most of the house.
My mom’s parents came and helped us with so much of the house. My grandpa did a lot of painting and fix up work. My grandpa did a lot of cooking and cleaning. They came out twice to Missouri from Indiana to help us get ready. By the time this got done it was about half way through March, and our realtor put our house up for sale. We knew this would be the hardest party yet because we had showings almost every day but we had God on our side and our house sold in ten days. We were so happy when we found out!
A couple days later we started packing. It was hard but also fun because we were looking through all the stuff we wanted to pack and donate. It was like on gigantic walk through memory lane. After that, Goodwill was stocked. My dad’s mom helped us with some of the packing. She also made her special pudding and cake dessert for us. YUM!
Then one day it hit me, I’m about to move ten hours away from everything I’ve ever known. I was going to miss my friends but I also knew living in TEXAS would be fun because you get to say fun words like ya’ll and “biggun.” My mom told me that I would those words.
And finally it was moving day, our movers packed everything into the truck in just one day. My whole family piled into the car, said our goodbyes and drove down here. Now that I am here in TEXAS, I got into our new house and unpacked the stuff we had in the car. The next few days were a little boring but my older brother and I went to basketball camp at AHS the first week were here. One day at camp, the coach asked all the new guys to raise their hands. About four other guys raided their hands so I knew I was not alone. Our moving truck came four days after we moved in and we started unpacking. Before the truck arrived, my whole family slept in sleeping bags, that was fun.
My family loves Harvest! The pool is awesome and Miss Page organizes lots of fun stuff for the kids. I’ve made about two friends so far and I’m sure I’ll make more.
Well, that’s my story. Thank you for reading this and have a great day!