Sunday, August 23, 2015

Naked Shoeless Family.......

My last blog post centered on the Kayak in the living's gotten worse in the past three days.
THIS stuff is destined for the trailer... We'll sort through it after the movers leave - when we have a trailer. There is more to be added. Much  is containers waiting to be filled. It's more manageable than it looks. I hope. ::snort::  Michael informs me much of it is "infrastructure." I asked if "infrastructure" counted in my 2K allowable trailer pounds. I still need to add food and kitchen essentials to the pile. A couple of stacks are projects we hope to finish and get rid of  rather quickly: Michael's medical claim (four huge notebooks of records) and our photo albums.

I suspect we'll be the naked, shoeless family riding around the country on bikes, wielding tools, eating raw and toting books. That shouldn't raise any alarms, should it?

The owner of the moving company came Thursday or Friday. He is impressed with all we've done to make it an easy move for the packers. He also took some things in the donate pile. He offered to take anything we haven't donated at the end of the move. His church has an outreach here in Olivehurst. One more full day and we should be good to go. They had planned three days to pack and one to load. He thinks they'll pack and load in two days. We're down from 17,000 lbs to 8,000 lbs - or so goes the guess.

In the midst of the week we've fielded doctor calls, procured refills for meds, I had a mammogram, four of us had our eyes checked (three need glasses), we've visited with friends and explained the commotion to neighbors.

Cheri came on Friday and we FILLED her mini-van with things for the Airmen's Attic. Saturday we planned to deliver our freezer to the O family and another load of stuff to the Airmen's Attic. Michael hoped to fit it into one load - one trip to base.

It became apparent the freezer wasn't going out the garage door - the door is spring loaded, so we didn't remove the door from the wall. 

It was a breeze (though we missed the hand truck) to move it out the front door.... 

Thanks to Cheri's load the day before we were able to fit everything in and around the freezer. 

Phil and Beverly stopped by and we loaded their truck too.
These two are getting GOOD at moving furniture

Katrina came by in the afternoon for her bookshelf and things are starting to look doable.
This is all that's left of my wardrobe. It's not a capsule closet - but it is certainly paired down. The problem? The  closet in the Caboose will hold about 1/4th of this....time for more minimalizing....on the agenda for today. Michael and I have no drawers in the Caboose. This is a serious oversight.
The shoes - I just can't get rid of more shoes....
 A month or so ago, in the throes of a sorting fit, I found our "Flat Daddy." We put him in the alcove and he stayed there.   It cracked me up to have a benevolent father smiling down on us as we worked.... :::snort::
Tonight he came down to go into storage (no symbolic significance here)

Answered prayer! I think our last post mentioned our disappointment with Al Rite RV repair. Mike, at Discount RV Repairs, called yesterday. He said the front is sealed, the back and roof are repaired and he wanted to know if we wanted a rebuilt or new AC installed.  It will be done Tuesday, we'll pick it up Wednesday (26th) - five days earlier than estimated. It will be too late to pack the trailer before our storage leaves the house....BUT it will be early enough for us to pack and clear the house on the 31st.  We may even get a bit of trim painted before we leave. We prayed he would finish early - on Saturday the 29th.  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

ALL-RIGHT! you and MIke are going to have fun concerning clothes. Men can get by wearing the same jeans a lot longer than women and a few less shoes. You make it though. l/p mom t.