On Saturday the troops arrived to help us fill our 2nd Container.
We were so pleased and thankful that the container got filled by 3pm. Our helpers worked hard and efficiently and we were grateful for the excellent help. The filling of this second container worked better than our first and we are hoping the next one will be easier still. On Monday another container will be dropped off and this filled container will go back to the yard.
We took Sunday off from our mad packing schedule to recuperate and relax. After making blueberry pancakes for breakfast, using the fresh picked blueberries from our bush, I joined in online to a church service at Parkside church where Alistair Begg preaches. At eight I watched the World Cup Final match seeing France win over Croatia. Late in the morning I shopped for a few more bins and then we ate out for linner (lunch/dinner). Our kitchen is getting down to the bare necessities. I’m now watching some Seattle Sounders Soccer, too. It feels good to have a down day here.
When we were in Colville we took some photos of hay being rolled on July 7th.
Make Hay While the Sun Shines!
It’s called Simple Box but there is nothing simple about loading a box container. There are sections of the box designated for medium, heavy, light and very light weight. The boxes will be lifted at a tilt to load and unload off a truck so the weight and the tie downs are crucial for a successful journey and delivery.
We weighed every box and item that went into this moving container. In the middle shot Andrew is weighing the box spring that would be the last item put in the container in the very light section.
Monday was our only forecast this week of a full sunny day so we called all hands on deck and worked from morning to night to get all 6100 pounds in and secured.
We all had very sore muscles and tired legs and arms but were thankful for a job completed well and with love remaining amongst the workers! We couldn’t have done it without our helpers. Tuesday was a light day of work for me as my body needed recovery time. Friday is staging day here. It will be interesting to see the results of that.
Hope all is well with all of you.
Katie and I are in the air headed to Chicago and connecting to Raleigh-Durham. We arrive close to midnight, or at least we hope that all goes well and we arrive on time. Here are some of our packing photos from Black Friday. My sister Lana is the master of packing. At the end of that day we were all wiped out!
I’m reading a Christmas Story by Debbie Macomber on the plane that will help me get in the Christmas mood. I’m happy to hear about what you are doing to prepare for Christmas. Blessings…