This is day two of the packing. I expect at least one more solid day of packing and moving remaining. I am doing it all by myself, while the rest of my gang are vacationing in Argentina. I could have used the extra hands. It is however much more troublesome to live in a place with four while it is all packed up. All I need, is a small bag with a change of clothes, a toothbrush, a comb and my laptop.
I've gone at it systematically, starting with cleaning out the garage, where all the stuff somehow needs to fit. Next I started with the kids' rooms and then the living room. How can so much stuff fit in such a little house? A couple of observations:
- It appears an enormous amount of stuffed animals survived the last trip to the slaughterhouse (Goodwill).
- We got to do better and clean out old toys. I am pretty sure the wooden train tracks have not been used in years.
- Lego is everywhere.
- So are the little hairbands.
- How many purses and little bags can a little girl have? Wait don't answer. I know, as with shoes, not enough.
- How many clothes can a little girl have? See previous answer.
- Cleaning out and packing up my daughters room, you learn a lot. For example, she loves to tie many toys together and is quite skilled at it. Note to mom: no more yarn for her!
- Time to institute the law of Conservation of Toys: want a new toy, get rid of one first. In this house the total number of toys shall remain the same.
- And finally, there should be a law that all mattresses come with handles.
Tomorrow I am taking a break from the real work to go back to my day job. A quick peek and I am looking at over 200 emails and a bunch of meetings. I love my other (packing) job.