Pack Out

19 Sep

The scene at around 3:30 p.m.

Our stuff getting loaded onto the truck.

Lulu inspects my now empty office.

The pack out went well today. A crew of six arrived a little after nine a.m. They were polite, efficient and professional. And, as it turns out, it was the same crew that moved us in to this house nearly two years ago. I recognized some of the faces. And they recognized the elliptical exercise machine—unarguably, the single most challenging item we’ve ever had moved. The crew did not take a lunch break, though they did take a couple of coffee and smoke breaks. (They brought their own coffee, we provided hot water and sugar.) They were done and driving down the road with all our stuff by 4:30 p.m.

We locked Baxter and Lulu into our bathroom during the move. I visited them now and then to see how they were doing and they were not happy campers. Lulu was fussing and fidgeting about, trying to head out the door. Baxter laid low and lurked in the corners of the room. He must have been hatching his secret escape plan. Near the end of the day, he did dart out of the room. He was so startled by the empty rooms (nowhere to hide under or behind!) that it was an easy feat to nab him and return him to the kitty hideaway.

Now the house is so empty our voices are echoing off the walls. We halfheartedly unpacked the welcome kit and I heated up leftovers for dinner. Lulu has found a way to deal with the new development. She has been leaping up to incredible heights, chasing after the nails that have been exposed from prints that have been removed from the wall. She’s also spent part of the evening playing like a kitten with a little seed pod that was tracked in from outside by one of the movers.

As for Brad and I, though all we did was sit around and watch the movers work all day, we were both exhausted by the time they left. I suppose a lot of the exhaustion has been building up over these last few days as we’ve been preparing for the move back home. Add that to the fact that I did not sleep well last night on the govt. issue bed with govt. issue pillow, sheets and blankets. Oh dear, it will be a long, long time till we can sleep in our own bed again.

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2 Responses to “Pack Out”

  1. Becky Wheeler September 21, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

    Can’t wait to see you and give you a hug!

    • Lenora Genovese September 21, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

      gee, thanks, Becky! Can’t wait to see you, too!

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