Thursday, August 16, 2012

Empty Space-s

To borrow a title from another blogger (thanks Wolfie). I have been busy lately segregating, sorting, and simplifying our stuff. Which has resulted in this.

make-a-box

The study being packed

and this

paking-kitchen

The kitchen being packed

and this.

upper-hall

This the sewing room and most of the guest room.

On Tuesday 3 gentlemen, Louis, Franco and Aaron, arrived to start the packing process. They got here around 9 and by 4 just about everything was boxed that would be going by Sea Freight.

Today, the same 3 arrived at about 8:30, I served them tea and then they got busy and completed the boxing by 10. Then the big truck came, with an additional 4 men. Stanford, Paul, Bob and Charles. Again I served tea and the business of loading the truck got started.

loading

We arrived with 4 containers and we will be leaving with 4 containers.

By noon, the truck was loaded, the boxes were closed and labeled and tied down. I made them lunch… and that was it. 

We are Packed Out!

all-but-done

Sewing room on the left and guest bedroom on the right

the-crews

The crew!

The only things we have left are the Air Freight and the luggage items. Simple living for the next 3 weeks and then the fun begins! House hunting, car shopping and worrying about the dogs and their adventure which is separate from ours. They will be leaving a day or so after us, stopping over in Amsterdam… for a ‘rest stop’ of about 8 hours and then continuing on to Washington DC, where they will be met by an expediter and whisked away to a kennel for a night and a bath.

More Later-  Beth

4 comments:

wolfiestitchin said...

Hmmm there went that post again into nothingness. But alas I sing today too over at my side "he's leaving home,buy buy ,-9
Holy cow girlfriend, that was some packing but I have to ask - do you pack up your entire kitchen when you move? Here it stays with the propertie :-)
Now when all is packed up - what are you going to do with your time - heh?

Karen S said...

Yay -- she's coming back! At least the empty spaces aren't between your ears....!

Jean said...

We moved to this house 20 years ago in January. I cannot imagine the day we move, not that we are planning to do that for at least several more years. I remember it was a good feeling when everything was in boxes and ready for them next phase.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Moving is good because it makes you really think about what it is that you want to keep. I think it's time for me to move!!! Good luck with the rest of your move. I'm sure you're excited to be getting back to the US!