Sunday, January 10, 2010

Designed To Sell, Part One

As many of you know, after all of the Christmas festivities in the middle of the Mitten (blog postings to come) Dave and I headed to the cold, snowy wrist of St Joe to help Sarah move. Crazy girl decided that Christmas time was the perfect time to move halfway across the country. Who raised that girl? Her dad was staying on for a couple of days and I was staying on for the better part of a week. He had won the coin flip.

We had two items on our agenda. One, get her condo ready to sell. Second, pack up most of her stuff in a U-Haul so Cory could drive it over to Philadelphia.

Everybody got in on the act.

Some caulked,

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some wound cords,

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some painted,

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some farmed,

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and some, well, some just tried to look busy.

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All in all things went really well. Things went so well that we decided to celebrate New Year's Day by packing the trailer. Even though there was a lot of packing and moving of boxes that day we still found time for football,

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hockey,

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and, of course, farming.

While we were busy, Mother Nature was busy too.

By the end of the day we were making paths with shovels,

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with feet,

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and with fully loaded trailers.

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We had backed the U-Haul in the garage which made for a handy staging and loading area. After the trailer was loaded Cory parked the truck in the parking lot and Sarah brought her car back in the garage. That could only mean one thing. Her father's work still wasn't done.

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And neither was mine. Cory and Dave left the next day and I stayed on to finish up the painting, cleaning, packing and staging.

to be continued.....

4 comments....porters always have something to say!:

curlz said...

Wow! She did get a lot of snow! We didn't see anything like that here.

carriegel said...

That was only half of it. Another foot fell in the next couple of days.

curlz said...

She wears a hard hat in her house? With a light on it?

carriegel said...

Please! This is Sarah we are talking about.

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