Monday, August 11, 2008

Bye Bye Belongings!

The hymnals didn't arrive at 7 a.m. but they did get here by nine. I'll tell ya, my heart sank a little when I saw the sheer volume of boxes. But by the grace of God, and a lot of hard work by Rob & Daniel, everything eventually fit into the container.

And we loaded it within the two hours allotted before the extra charges kicked in. Woohoo!

A friend loaned us a fork lift and pallet jack, simplifying the job immensely. But we realized this morning that the fork lift was too tall to fit into the garage. So hubby decided to use the pallet jack and move all the pallets out and then use the fork lift to haul everything across the street. Our friends own a business directly opposite and have a circular drive, making it easy for the truck to pull straight in and out.

Here's the first couple of pallets hubby moved. And this is just before he brought the final pallet across. Once the truck arrived with the container, the fun really began! Getting the long and skinny pallet in first was interesting :-) Come on guys, push just a little harder! Here's hubby at the very end, looking just a tad relieved wouldn't you say? And notice there is SPACE TO SPARE. Not much, but some! I was a little worried when it first pulled up 'cause it looked smaller than I thought it would be. Here's a shot of the truck and container with the guys standing beside it so you can get an idea of its size. So that job's finished and now we can concentrate on tying up some loose ends, like closing out the local bank account, canceling the auto insurance, picking up hubby's new glasses...Still a few things left to do, but boy are we glad our stuff is gone!

Bye bye belongings -- see you in Argentina!

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