Randy’s sister came this weekend to help us sort, pack and throw out. She is brutal on the throwing out! Of course, that is why she was so helpful! We loaded the back of my SUV with clothes to go to the consignment shop. With our work life behind us, we had lots and lots and lots of black pants, black skirts, black pumps, button downs, ties and khakis that we could remove from our life. Here is the shot of my car:
Next we loaded up boxes, bags and sacks full of stuff to give the local thrift store. Wow, we had been hoarding a truck load of unneeded stuff in our closets. This doesn’t even address the stuff the kids still need to go through. Whew, I always think of myself as a minimalist, but this is embarrassing.
Everything else is either already in boxes to move or hanging out waiting for Randy’s packing prowess! The linen closet got its turn today and my, doesn’t it look fine! Of course, we don’t know what to do with that box of old video recordings. Hey, don’t tell me you don’t know what those are!
Of course, with everything getting packed and the movers still two weeks away, this is what the rooms are looking like!
We will have a month between moving out and moving in. Now we have to figure out what is essential to take with us and what can live with us in a motel. How big are the rooms at Motel 6? I have heard they leave the lights on, but never have heard a peep about their storage! Well, probably not really staying at Motel 6. We will be making the rounds of relatives, friends and maybe even strangers! Luckily, we both come from big families.
That about closes out this edition of “what in the heck is going on” with the move. I have been a bit sad, discontent and disquieted by all this change. This, of course, surprises me. I am usually the one that is like “let’s make changes, let’s move, let’s do something new”. I suspect this will pass when we get settled, but until then, keep your fingers crossed for me.
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