The UPS guy came this morning. I said “Why did you bring so much stuff? Now, we have to move it all?” He laughed. He and his wife just bought a house with 20 acres so they’re going to come out one evening to see if there’s anything we’re selling that they can use.
Vince and I went upstairs this morning to go through the stuff up there before it got too hot. We’re both tired. We’re both frustrated and we’re probably both a little grumpy. I thought I was supposed to show him all the things Imwant to take. Everything else can be donated, tossed, sold — doesn’t matter to me.
I got up there before he did and started moving everything off the shelves that I don’t want to take. Then he came up and wasn’t pleased with what I was doing.
Vince: I’m not sure you know what you’re doing. (Not a good way to phrase it)
Me: Tell me what you want me to do.
Vince: Show me what you can’t live without.
Me: There’s nothing up here I can’t live without.
Vince: No. show me the things that if we don’t take them, you will buy them there.
That’s kinda what I thought I was doing before he came up – removing the things from the shelves that I hadn’t planned on taking.
The things up there are cute cake pans like fleur de lis Bundt pan, pumpkin shaped muffin pans, stovetop pressure cookers, turkey roasting pan, huge platter for a big Thanksgiving turkey, ramekins – just a lot of things I’ve acquired through the years, probably wouldn’t buy again at this point in my life but can’t see not bringing them since I have them and have room to store them.
We didn’t make a lot of progress upstairs. I moved on to the freezers. We have three big freezers full and since we can’t buy one in MO, we’re going to have to take two of them – one now and one on the next trip. I cleaned out one, now we have two that are jam packed and one that is empty. We’ll bring that one this trip and try to get one more empty before the next trip with the movers.
Vince is outside working. I’ve been packing inside. I found a tater tot casserole in the freezer. That’s what’s for dinner. I found a big piece of salmon in the freezer. I asked Vince if he wanted to smoke it For dinner tomorrow but I just realized – he’s cleaned the smokers already and I’m betting he isn’t going to want to smoke it. Dang it.
I hope we never move again.