A Picture…

…is worth a thousand words!

This photo was taken on Saturday on our kids driveway. We were so thrilled to have clear skies again instead of smoke filled ones.

We are back on the western side of the Cascade Mountains again making an early morning drive today. We have one more load before we lock up the shop and hand over the keys to the new owners who have been gracious enough to let us take the month of August plus a few days into September to empty it. In the last load are some of Dear’s Willys project. A cab, axles, engine, etc. Just in case you were wondering why it’s taking so long to empty the shop. The bed and other parts went in another load. Doors, hood, fenders yada yada yada. He has a Willys and lots of tools and I have lots of dishes. Hopefully, after we move to the country he’ll finally have time to put the Willys back together and get it running. Here’s a small peek into that shop that is getting emptied. This is one quarter of the shop.

And in October I hope to be using those dishes again! Happy September everyone!

Update: Here is a photo I took yesterday at 6:20 PM of the empty shop with our good helpers. You can just see the loaded trailer with the blue Willys cab and our truck outside the door. The locks are changed back for the current owners. We made it to our current abode and tucked the trailer into the garage till our final trip over to Colville to stay. We sat down on the comfy couch by 8:00 PM and were in awe of all that had transpired in this one day. Thank you Lord for watching over us and giving us the strength we need and extra helpers to accomplish what had to be done.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

19 thoughts on “A Picture…

  1. Wonderful clear skies again! I had to chuckle when you said that your husband has his Willy’s and you have your dishes. That could so easily be us…only it would be his woodworking and my dishes. ~wink~ Praying for you, friend.

  2. i am not the least bit surprised at how much time it takes to move your garage/storage. “We’ have a 1960 Willys Jeep in storage at our daughter’s.. Someday ‘we’ are going to finish it up and sell it. LOL. When we downsized to go full-time RVing, we gave thanks to our daughter and sil for telling us we could store things in an unused part of their barn. IWe sold a lot of stuff (both of us, really) and I told everybodythat the stuff at the barn was Bill’s tools and projects and my photo albums … that I sold everything else that we couldn’t fit in the fifth-wheel. So, yeah. i understand. I’m glad your purchasers gave you time to finish up and am excited for you in your new home!!

    • We are storing stuff in our son’s shop until we get possession of our new “digs”. Thank you so much for commiserating with me. I appreciate it. 🙂

  3. I’m so glad to know that the skies are clear again. That’s a beautiful view. Moving takes up a lot of time and energy, but it looks like it’s positive activity as you look forward to being in your new home and settling in.

  4. Hello, what a beautiful view. Moving is just not fun. I know you will be happy when all is settled down and back to normal. Enjoy your new home. Happy Labor Day, have a great new week ahead!

  5. LOL I can relate…only our garage wasn’t even close to being that organized. We moved 3 “in working condition” MGBs plus a shell and parts of a fourth MGB from Florida to Kentucky about 10 years ago! (Can you tell my hubby is a British car enthusiast? 🙂 He would rescue every one of them if he could. The shell is still sitting in our current garage…waiting. I hope your hubby gets to finish his project.

    • Oh boy Elaine, thanks for sharing your experience with me. My sister ordered and picked up an MGBGT in England and then drove it there and in Europe before she shipped it back to the USA. I sure enjoyed driving it. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment.

  6. Moving is such a big job, no matter what, and certainly when you have a big workspace and a dish collection to sort out and box up! I’m glad it was all accomplished and your new house owners were agreeable to give you extra time to do it. I’m looking forward to seeing your new life across the mountains.

  7. The empty shop is huge! Please tell us your husband’s next shop will be at least this big, too. It looks like he knows how to make good use of the space.

    The photo of the blue skies (w/NO smoke) is gorgeous. Looks a lot like what I used to see all the time in Colorado. Our landscapes here in Florida are very different. We love it here, but you have stirred up some nostalgia in me for the wide open spaces and mountains.

    I know you will be very content in your new location.

    • We have a smaller shop/garage to begin with but we are planning to add a larger shop soon. Thank you for your comment and encouragement!

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