Monday, June 1, 2009

What a DAY

Started out this morning by leaving the house at 9:30 am (took the day off from work to get some of this work done). Got down to Battleground, WA and began unloading storage unit #1. It took us two hours to load/sort/pack the truck and trailer. Managed to get all of it on! Our truck and trailer are getting a work-out (to say nothing of our backs!) Headed for home - the original plan called for unloading/sorting at home, then taking remainder to beach at a later date. But the amount of stuff we loaded was so overwhelming and the load packed so neatly - we bit the bullet and drove straight to the beach. Well, we stopped for a bite to eat in Cathlamet. Didn't really want to pack anything into that beach house - but what else could we do? In went the furniture: actually a great table and 4 chairs, 3 bookcases (no suprise there, eh?), two "rock" tables, a nice dresser (large!) and a computer desk - new - particleboard - and omygosh HEAVY! And more books (gads!). We offloaded approx 2/3 of our load, and then headed home. We got home around 7:30 pm absolutely fried. Tomorrow? An appt at a Longview bank for a safe deposit box lock drilling, then down to Portland to the 2nd storage facility. Hopefully then to the conservators for the other personal items. What a fun way to spend two days of PTO! (not). And now (in my spare time - ha ha) I need to fire up my scanner - I found GREAT photos of the beach house before the addition, etc. VERY COOL! And we were there - heck, I don't remember all those type of details....

1 comment:

  1. You're gonna have to go back to work to get some rest. More books...LOL. I pity the grandkids who ever have to sort and pack up MY books. I did go through a bunch of stuff in the attic yesterday, and threw out four boxes of flattened boxes, when it was all said and done, plus two garbage bags of styrofoam packing material. Can't wait for the kids to get their new house so I can send them a bunch of stuff we've been saving for them (evil laughter).