Someday I will once again blog about quilts and quilting, but for now, there’s been no rest for this weary quilter and her husband since we returned to Denver on Thursday after 10 days in Houston.
With things shifting into high gear at work, John decided to pack the car and spend Saturday and Sunday driving back—for good.
Friday evening after dinner, while he packed the car, I turned around four loads of laundry, one requiring the ironing of four dress shirts, in between gathering items for him to pack. We would’ve started all this earlier in the day, but there was a showing of our house from 3:30 to 4:30 and we didn’t want to start making a mess until it was over. We fell into bed Friday night around 2:30 a.m., woke up Saturday morning around 8:15 and by 9:20, John was pulling out of the driveway.
In between all that, we broke down and packed John’s stereo components.
We can do that because he’s held onto all the original packing boxes, wrappers, plastic bags and cushioning materials for every piece of his equipment.
During our previous move, we realized that you do not hand over those original packing materials to the people packing your stuff because they’re in a tearing hurry.
Instead of paying attention to the contours of the cushions that allow for a perfect fit around the legs and the jacks and connectors for the inputs and outputs, they jam them around whatever end is available and if it doesn’t fit that way, they’ll shove it onto a different side, compromising the cushion in the process.
Nope, this is a DIY. Besides, if we do it, all the cords stay with the unit so there’s no hunting for them when it’s time to set up again.
With all that out of the way, I now get to begin collecting bids from moving companies. No rest for the weary—let’s include “bored” with that.