Packing up is hard to do…

My plan this week was to start packing. A room a day. But this week, well, we were stuck in that amber again. Before the house sale and our house cooling party, we successfully broke our inertia and started on doing smaller items. We even took a load up to West Plains! But this week…  

Monday was already booked. We had already taken the maiden voyage in the RV and found a few things to correct. One of the big things was that the kitchen slider would get wonky going in and out and in trying to solve the problem with the service manager on the phone, it became stuck OUT. We finally got it back in, and took that bad boy into the service department on Monday.

Tuesday, we cleared and cleaned out the attic (all 3 accesses) and started packing upstairs. I also listed the armoire for sale. If you cared – you’d buy it!!  And the house had its Lender’s Appraisal…

One of the things we had to do was to transfer about 2TB of data from an external drive to a new drive. OMG… for some reason, it wouldn’t stay mounted. 2 gigs at a time… suffice to say, we finished with that task today (Sunday if you are counting.) 

Wednesday, I found too many boxes of papers  – our finances from 2001… and the shredding begins. Packed more and more upstairs.  I really enjoyed going through my old sketch book (1 did survive the fire), and Lauren’s sketch books. I think I gave her a sketch book first when she was 11 or so. It was great to see how she progressed through the years. 

Just getting through all the papers and historical documents.. took until Friday. So much for a room a day! 

But today, I did empty the china cabinet AND a few of the shelves in the kitchen china cabinet. I should finish that tomorrow!

All this while, we waited for the county clerk to call. But she didn’t. I finally made the call to her on Friday, and she gave us the street address so we can call MO-DOT to get approved and permitted for a new drive way.

I called MO-DOT, and FINALLY connected with the local guy who does these things. We will be meeting him later this month at the property. Yay!

Here’s hoping next week will be more productive!





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