This is what we’ve been reduced to:
OK, it turns out that doing one’s homework in a box in the basement is actually kind of fun.
The enormity of this move however, is finally dawning on me. A 2000-ish square foot house devoid of everything except a few suitcases and basic borrowed furniture is pretty cavernous! It’s going to be an interesting interval until we fly in July.
Our packing team was great. They used so much tape I think everything will make it to Hawaii even if it falls off the boat! In all seriousness though, the three guys were a well oiled machine and I feel as good as one can about our things arriving safe and sound on the other end. We rewarded them with a cold beer each at the end of the day Friday (anxious to go home they took the beers “to go”) and wouldn’t you know it, one of the guys even returned his empty bottle when they returned to finish the job on Monday. How can you not trust a guy who returns his empties?
I’ll try not to bore everyone with too many more tales of moving. I’m afraid though that the blog will be pretty dull here for a good long while. Expect nothing more than avoidance knitting and the sewing of binding on utility quilts here. Once in our new house (whatever it may be) I plan on focusing on a bit of decorating first and foremost — particularly after watching the dressers I’ve wanted to paint for two years and the mosaic table project I’ve wanted to get to for four years be loaded onto the truck as yet undone.
I can tell already that attempts at serious art will be futile. But that is life, no? There is a time for creative growth and there is a time to let the fields lay fallow.