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Category: Daily Happenings | Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:38 am

It's coming along a bit faster I think or we've done enough to make it more visible. Today I was going to rest up but by two o'clock I was out in the back sorting things again. I went into the garden and rolled up the soaker hoses and emptied out the pots and stacked them and took my tool caddy to the shed. There is only the windmill in the garden now. I emptied the flower pots in the backyard. That cold snap last week turned everything in the pots brown except for one zinnia. I still have a pot of dianthus too. I think I will give it to Dan. I still need to wind up the hose but left it in case I need to water anything else or wash something. I now have a stack of pots to give to Dan and one for the neighbor. So the backyard and garden are about cleaned out. The lower backyard only has a bench that we will sell at the yard sale. Then, I moved to the side yard and emptied a few more flower pots. I opened my garden shed and started sorting things in there. I have it mostly done except for garden tools and the weedeater and some saws for cutting wood. Tomorrow I will fit the things I'm keeping into a tub to be stored in the big shed until moving day. I put three large black trash bags out by the dumpster for tomorrow's trash pickup.
I have decided on November 8th as my last day of work. That sort of gives us a time line for things. The next weekend will be the yard sale and after that just the last packing up of things we are using. dr has decided what size truck we will need. A man had one up at the flea market this weekend and dr climbed into it and decided what we wanted to take will fit into one. There will be room for Chance to ride in the front with us. We can trailer the truck behind it. Then, we won't need anyone to come with us that has to come back here and we won't need to make two trips or a trip with the moving truck and our truck. Gas prices are coming down but not that much.
I went ahead and put my scarecrows on the fence and put up some fall stuff in the house. It looks a bit weird to be decorating for fall amid the boxes and mess but I feel better with it here. It gives me a sense of order or something. I don't know what we will do about having a Thanksgiving here with our friends. We told them it would have to be early and it was okay with them. We may not have dinner here but go out with everyone somewhere. That might make more sense and with all the things we usually cook it might not be any more expensive.
We cleaned out the freezer and hopefully it will be about empty when it's time for the yard sale because we are going to sell it. We've had it for 20 years and dr says moving it would not be cost effective because it would probably quit anyway if it gets moved across the country like that. The refrigerator isn't moving with us either. We do have a new electric stove and the house we are going to move into has all electric so we can use it. There will be a refrigerator/freezer in the kitchen so we won't need to buy our own right away. I guess things will work out in the long run and before we know what's what we will be living in Texas. It sure is wearing on one's nerves though. dooley


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Droopy wrote on Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:37 am:


I know the strain involved in moving, but I've never had to sort through half a lifetime's worth of assorted bits and pieces before. Good luck with it, sounds like you've got everything under control.




 

Sjoerd wrote on Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:48 am:


Good luck at the yard sale. Fingers crossed.




 

glendann wrote on Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:33 pm:


I worry about ya'll getting to tired.I sure am getting excited about having ya'll here for Thanksgiving.It wont be long now.




 

tschnath wrote on Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:15 am:


Dooley sounds like you are well on your way...to getting packed that is. I know what a pain it is to move but right now you need to focus on the end result not the current work load.

It'll be here before you know it and you'll be unpacking and setttling in. Focus on that and you'll get through it just fine.

My thoughts are with you...




 

dooley wrote on Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:24 am:


Thanks for the support. I just keep plugging along. I think I will clean out my desk tomorrow. dooley




Bonanza_Pilot wrote on Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:03 am:


Buy yourself a good cargo trailer. In the long run it's cheaper than renting a moving van every time you need to move something. The people at www.trailershowroom.com are great to deal with.





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