Monday, June 16, 2014

What Crazy Packing Looks Like


Remember when we filled the freezer with homemade tomato sauce and bags of sliced frozen tomatoes and red peppers?

Well, it sure doesn't look like that anymore. Here it is at the crazy end of packing.
Isn't this a great use of space? We're tired tired tired, and the movers come on June 19th.

26 comments:

  1. LOL! You guys don't need professional movers. You are professional movers. ;-) Soon you will be all moved out and then in. Gotta get up that way soon. There are now three couples we love from our Santa Cruz days living in Arcata.

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  2. Excellent packing job!
    Envy your move back to the west coast -
    Wish we could afford to do so = Cheers!

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  3. Excellent work! Is that the quilt on top?

    Obviously, the movers will have little to do but cart things out on Thursday.

    Best with the move! xoxo

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  4. Peter-- You'll have to introduce us to the other Santa Cruz transplants when you come up. We'd love to see you and meet new friends.

    Coffee Messiah-- Glad you liked the packing. We thought it was a pretty good use of space. Wish you could come back to the north coast too.

    kathy a-- YES!! That's the quilt. We love that quilt so much. That's the plan, for the movers to just cart the stuff right into the truck. Pick up on Thursday, delivered on Saturday morning in Arcata.

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  5. Good way to do it. My daughter moved today (70 miles south) and I helped a little by letting her use the space in my van to pack and taking sandwiches, etc., for lunch for the family. It wore me out and I did nothing. I can't believe I went through all that last summer. Good luck!

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  6. See what happens when I go away. I knew you had sold but didn't know exactly where you were moving to.
    Can't wait to see you new digs. The coast should be cooler at least and I hope wetter with no fires.

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  7. Great idea. Good luck with the move its so tiring! I think it took us a good week to recover from our move in Dec. We still have stuff in the guestroom to organize! :-)

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  8. :) smart cookies with lots of experience! will be happy to hear those tired, aching bodies are getting some good and needed rest, even if boxes surround you for a while in your new rental on the coast. safe travels ahead..

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  9. Ingenious! Good luck with the move, hope all goes well.

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  10. Oh I hate moving. I guess that's why I haven't in over 25 years. But when I do I'll call you guys to pack for me. :)

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  11. Kenju-- I think Roger and I are starting to get a little old for this kind of thing. It certainly is wearying.

    Arkansas Patti-- We're looking forward to a cool summer. A temperate climate is our favorite! Plus, we'll be able to do so much of our lives without using the car. Yay!

    LindaJ-- We're moving into a temporary rental (month to month), so we plan to take our time with whatever unpacking we do. I'm thinking that a lot of stuff will just stay packed until we buy something.

    Sky-- We're looking forward to lots of walking and bike riding. We haven't been on our bikes in years. The country highway here is not safe, but the streets of Arcata are pretty bike friendly.

    John-- Glad you like our freezer packing! Thank you for your good wishes.

    Dave-- Hah! You made us laugh out loud.

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  12. How grand it will be to be among a more free thinking populous! Not to mention life in a wetter, more temperate climate. Hope moving day goes off without a hitch!

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  13. Gosh...it's all happening so fast. But, I don't need to tell you that. And, by the way, that's the cleanest refrigerator I've seen that hasn't been just delivered--both with the tomatoes/peppers and with the clothing. When I retire and actually have some time, I'm going to keep my nasty icebox much cleaner than I do now.

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  14. That's a pretty smart idea, but I have to say I prefer the tomatoes and peppers.

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  15. annie-- We are so looking forward to being there. It's the last day before the movers come, so we are in frenzy mode. Soon… soon we will have the ocean breezes.

    Scott-- Yes, it is all happening so fast. My head is spinning. We've only had the freezer for two years. We don't put much in it. That's why it looks so clean.

    Mark P-- We prefer the tomatoes and peppers too!

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  16. OM Gosh. You are moving? Where did you land? Exciting! Send an E-mail......peace M&T

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  17. I do indeed remember the frenzy. So many things that have to wait until the last minute. Hope all goes well.

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  18. The shelves in the door are empty! Just sayin.

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  19. karmanot-- We'll write when we get to Arcata. Right now we're in crazy moving mode. We've been thinking of you two.

    NCmountainwoman-- It's that last minute stuff. All the cleaning stuff packed, but wait, there's one more surface that needs to be wiped down. Endless. But we're now on the other side of that.

    Pablo-- You made us laugh. Thank you for that.

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  20. Happy Solstice! Hope you have landed and are crashing peacefully.

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  21. Although not as full as your week, it's been a full week here. You must be back in Arcata now. Just in time for Summer Solstice. All that light! Yay!

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  22. I have packed up and moved many times. However, I was NEVER smart enough to pack things in the fridge. Thanks for that tip!
    Looking forward to seeing photos from your new adventure.

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  23. Who would’ve thought that refrigerators can be a good package box substitute? Haha! Anyway, packing is really a stressful task, and you have to do it quickly, so that it will be easier for both you and the movers to transfer all your stuff in the truck. Happy moving!

    Everett Tyler @ General Store-All

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