all packed up

Around lunchtime Friday last, Thing 1 and Baby K sat with me on the porch and watched as a truck dropped this storage box in the driveway.

I’ve been packing for about six weeks or so in preparation for paint and new flooring before we put our house on the market.
All the books, everything from the dining room, art and photos, and other miscellaneous items went into the back bedroom.

Furniture, holiday storage containers, and other larger items went into our front living room.

We worked our asses off Saturday.
Husband N helped with heavy lifting.
Thing 1 made sure we were hydrated and fed all day.
Baby K drew with chalk in the driveway, sang and danced, and kept us going with random hugs, and shouting “Cheehoo” when excited. (She’s currently obsessed with Moana)
We actually got most everything into the storage box and stopped work at about four Saturday afternoon.

When YBW and I came home from the new house Sunday morning, we made a quick breakfast and got to work.
I spent the majority of my time in the storage container utilizing my mad skills.
Thing 1 was my right hand man.
Husband N and Baby K chalked in the driveway and helped YBW bring things to be packed.
We finished loading everything before two o’clock.

All that’s left in our house now is what we’ll use to stage the house when it goes on the market, and what will go to Thing 1 and Husband N’s house at the end of the month.
The painter’s estimate came back in a price range we liked and they’ll get to work the beginning of April. As soon as they’re finished, the flooring guys will get in here and we’ll be ready to go.

I’m so happy to put away the packing tape dispenser and color coding labels. Of course I haven’t actually stopped working. I’m taking advantage of the nice weather this week to weed and mulch the foundation beds before everything starts growing.
But after that I’ll stop and be still for a moment.
Until it’s time to help Thing 1 and her family move to and get settled in their house.

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6 thoughts on “all packed up

  1. Huge hurdle passed!!

  2. I have been out of touch but I see that you have been working hard. Is there anything harder than packing up a kitchen to move?
    I hope that everything goes to schedule for you. I loved the description of Baby K chalking up the driveway – that’s art I would love to see. I still like that kind of masterpiece when I see it.
    One of the masterpieces of “young” art I still like coming across on paths is painted rocks.

    My son chose a huge river rock that he lifted into my car. When he got it home, he painted colourfully and announced it to be a turtle. I love it.

  3. I am so, so proud of you and your mad organizational skill and your wonderful family support system!! You are truly, fearfully and wonderfully made!! Ps. 139:4 (I am in awe and a little jealous of your organizational gifts!!)

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