We are ready for the packers to show up bright and early in the morning.
The day began with more sorting....(ship now, ship July 10th, pack in the suitcases, give to missionaries, take to a thrift store, call the garbage company).
Our garbage man LOVES us. We've heard HORROR stories about how expensive it is to throw things away. Zander has run out to meet the truck twice a week for over a year.....he takes our garbage out to them, exchanges greetings, and bows. It looked like we'd experienced a minor explosion when they showed up today as we were "sorting." The plan was to CALL the garbage company and arrange a special pick up - but they asked if we wanted them to haul things away. They took EVERYTHING we'd sorted for garbage. They also told us they will do the same for us each pick up day until we leave...but I can't imagine generating too much more garbage. They took a driveway full of stuff for Y2000 ($20).
We are now 50 days out from our plane day....but we aren't going to dwell on THAT. Here's a few shots from the day....
Some may remember the story about a trip I took with the children to America. One night in the hotel Zander let me know he'd put a snake in a bucket in our garage. I alerted Michael and Jared which resulted in a wild search. The conclusion was he must have dreamed it - there was no snake. He agreed he must have dreamed it. This story, however, was forefront in my mind when I reached up and found THIS...
I screamed.....they laughed. I'm not sure we'll ever know the full story. The kids assure me THIS skin is one they found on a walk through the rice fields.
Yuuki continues to stay close to HER things....
We've cleared the shower rooms and laundry room for stuff we don't want them to take now. We've made little red "do not enter" signs for doors and cupboards we don't want packed. We've purchased a couple of cases of water, muffins and chips. We've packed clothes...we've TRIED to get my new laptop to access my OLD itunes....no luck.
In family circle tonight Michael told the kids, "We're about to begin the marathon!" We pointed out we've been running since January....he agreed...this is the final lap or two.
Living all of life before the face of God...
Yuuki says don't send my bed yet! I remember the snake story!
Does Yuuki get to become a California dog ? Hey, that is one impressive snake skin
YES - Yuuki is moving to CA with us - our international wonder dog....I refuse to think what happens to her if God moves us to missions in a couple of years.
Dogs are so full of expression at times! Bet she is remembering being left behind a few years ago. Hang in there guys....... it will get better. At least it is more fun to unpack then pack. l/p mom t.
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