I have offered almost every day to go back to Texas and help Vince and he says no. About 90% of what was left when I left was stuff in the shop that he wanted to go through and I don’t think he wanted to deal with me and the stuff in there. Almost everything left in the house was to be sold, donated or taken to the dump. Every time I ask him how it’s going, he says “I’ll get it done!” As it gets closer to the time he has to have it all gone, I’m not so sure he’s as confident but he will get it done . . somehow.
This is upstairs in the shop where we had a lot of shelving units and all our “extra” stuff was stored. There are a lot of things that we should probably have gotten rid of but didn’t. I have the big Mehu-Liisa steam juicer. I’m probably more likely to use it here than in Texas because fruit is easier to obtain here. I have the huge crock for making kraut. I’ve mostly used the smaller fermenting vessel but I may someday make a big batch of kraut again. I have a big Nesco roaster – I used to use it at holidays but who knows if I’ll use it again. There are lots of things like that but . . it’s all packed now.
In the house, Vince sold the extra bedroom furniture, the sofa and matching recliner. I think everything out of the house is sold except the table and chairs. He’s also sold a lot of his equipment – drill press, lathe . . I don’t know what all.
He’s hoping to get everything in the mover’s truck and not have to rent another 26 foot U-Haul. The moving guy is coming next week to look at what’s left to see if he thinks it will all fit in his truck.
I think this has been the longest move in history . . at least in our history. We closed on the house in MO on August 3, then the mover brought the first load on October 12. So, from the closing date on one house to the final move will have been a bit over 8 months.
What really matters is that it happens . . I know Vince is tired and ready to get this behind him. I’m ready to have him here and find our new “normal”.