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Moving Day

My hands are hamburger. Wife is swinging from the chandeliers. Some days it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps.

By setting a deadline to get the truck and move, I effectively doomed us to trying to get 3 weeks of work done in 5 days. Yes, it's crazy - but we're going to make it. Wife's daughter Katie has helped a lot, too, and the missionaries came by the other day and helped us clean out the crawl space where the food storage buckets and lots of other things were, getting filthy in the process.

Our realtor came yesterday and we got the house listed. We pick up our truck at 9:30 this morning, and we're hoping for a few warm bodies to help us move stuff into the Wolfmobile. Everything's upstairs or in the carport, most everything is in boxes, so it should be a fairly straightforward operation.

Left for me to do:
Install two outside lamps on the front retaining wall
Finish a backsplash on the new countertop
Pack my travel suitcase and the rest of my clothes
Help clean and touch up paint as needed.
Probably a whole hqizload of things that I'm not even thinking about.

Left for ToniAnne to do:
Paint stairwell
Go around the house and touch up paint job.
Finish packing
Make sure her daughter has everything she needs while we're gone
The whole hqizload of things that I'm not even thinking about, times jillionty-six. She really gets a gold star for plowing through this, and deserves a cruise or something to make up for it.

Tomorrow morning, Mogg willing, the Wolfmobile will be on the road in the direction of Detroit. Route looks like this:

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If you're anywhere near our route, give me a heads-up. You can text me a short (140 character) message at 8016523423@vtext.com. If it's possible, we'll stop and say hello.

Pray for us - we'll need all the positive energy we can get.


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Aug. 14th, 2010 11:00 am (UTC)
Safe journey!
Watch out for tornadoes and speed traps :-D
Aug. 14th, 2010 12:09 pm (UTC)
I understand that the fords are deep in Detroit so best stick to bridges....

I entirely understand the pressure although seriously... you are still tarting up a place you are leaving? I was told by the rsidential management co that Mums was due for renting... I'd have taken the damn doorbell and medicine cabinet otherwise 'cause all they did was spend 9 months gutting the place of the few original period features left...

Good Luck and Godspeed. may your eyrie recieve you at your journey's end...

Happy trails and cozy nests to you both.
Aug. 14th, 2010 12:20 pm (UTC)
As a veteran of many moves, I can empathize!

May your rest be long and deep when you get settled!
Aug. 14th, 2010 02:58 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's quite a tour you're planning!

Have a good travel and take your time!

And, assuming you'll stay there for some time, don't forget to relay your new location. ;)
Aug. 14th, 2010 04:23 pm (UTC)
You will be passing through two places where I've stayed with friends, I wont be there at the time you go through though. Unfortunately I'll still be a few thousand miles away :P

Hope the journey goes well!

Edited at 2010-08-14 04:24 pm (UTC)
Aug. 14th, 2010 04:34 pm (UTC)
Bill sez see you in Omaha?
If you hit the road Sunday, I estimate that you'll be cruising to/through Omaha Monday or Tuesday. That's only 180 miles from me, and I won't ask you to detour. I'd be delighted to make that relatively short drive to meet my somewhat mentor, and his bride. E-me at playinwithtrains@sio.midco.net or call at 605-332-4784, if you'd like me to do so. Thanks, DryGrub Willie
Aug. 14th, 2010 07:09 pm (UTC)
Your travels
Old Wolf, et.al.:
May Grace and Peace attend your travels.
May safety and security surround you on the way.
May creativity and contentment continue to be your constant companions.
And, as you reach your journey's end, may all necessary doors open to greet you and provide for your needs - especially the ones "not thought of . . ."
Shotgun 15
Aug. 14th, 2010 10:01 pm (UTC)
Just heard from Gweedo about coordinating the "Wolfbrunch" (as he puts it) ;-) with the NorColorado crew ... hopefully, it'll be a day I get to come. (I'm back in school already.) I want to meet both of you. Do you have a guesstimate re: when you think you'll be coming through Cheyenne?

Safe travels!
Aug. 14th, 2010 11:52 pm (UTC)
I would have loved to meet up with you in Omaha, but alas I will be working so I Shall say... I hope it's a good and safe trip back to you home in Utah. :-)
Aug. 15th, 2010 12:19 am (UTC)
Sorry, Maine is not on the way!! But have a safe journey,and stay in touch, love to both.


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