The big day has come and gone. The U-Haul was loaded and is now on the highway, heading south to a storage locker in Salmon Arm, BC.
We are so fortunate to have friends to help. I don’t know if we could have loaded it on our own!
Stuffed to the gills.
My house is so clean and pretty…and empty.
This was a wonderful family home for us. There are good memories here.
Lots of love and good spirits reside here.
My lilacs, which have never bloomed well, are full of blossoms this year. Their farewell gift to us.
Goodbye Muffin and Dinah, my sweet kitties. I will always love you.
The people who have bought it are a young couple. This is their first home. They are expecting a baby girl this fall. Somehow that makes it easier to leave. I hope they enjoy this home as much as we did.
I’m taking this week off work to do the final packing and cleaning of the house so that the boxes can go straight into the U-Haul next Saturday. Today I took apart the bed and did some cleaning.
My other job this week is to get us moved out to the cabin at Fox Lake, where we’ll commute for the next 4 months.
However, you I can only pack so much without taking (multiple) breaks, and so I took a break to finish this disappearing 9-patch quilt top.
Only it isn’t finished after all…it’s too small! So I will have to take some more breaks during the week to add an extra rows to the bottom and sides to bring it up to a good usable lap-size. The fabric is from 2 Kate Spain Cuzco charm packs that I paid full price for ($12.50 each) at my LQS. jeez, I hate paying that much for a charm pack! But since I’ve never EVER seen Kate Spain in there, I just had to buy it. I also bought 6 bright solids to use with them.
and then I did a little garden walk to see how everything is growing.
First roses of the summer!
Perennials are coming along.
Rhubarb is ready to pick.
This is Michael’s dog Zeus. They are staying with us until Michael finds a place. Just so you know, it is 28º in the shade today. So why is this black dog lying in the hot sun? Beats me!
I better go and get back at ‘er! I want to get a good start on packing the bathroom before going to band practice tonight.
I suppose I could also call this post The Stages of Moving, lol!
Yesterday I sorted through my clothes into summer-clothes-to-wear-now, summer clothes-that-are-too-small-but-will-fit-next-year, fall/winter-clothes to send South and fall/winter-clothes- to-wear-this-fall.
Clothes going South in the U-Haul in three weeks got packed into boxes and stacked in the family room with the rest of the packed boxes.
Everything I am keeping here has to fit into two rubber maid trunks. Clothes staying with me got packed into a big rubbermaid trunk. Hats, shoes and my handcraft projects go into the other rubbermaid trunk.
I am keeping about 1/4 of my clothes and the rest are going South where they will wait in storage for me to join them.
It makes me think about why I have so much stuff if I can so easily live without it for the next 6 months.
I packed up my sewing nook, too. Now everything is gone except for a few projects to finish over the summer, my sister’s big quilt that I’m hand quilting and some knitting. It’s going to be a long six months without my sewing room.
Here’s Misty, checking everything out for size.
Kelly and Michael drive the U-Haul out in only 20 days from today. Wow!