Today, the movers arrived to take all our things and load them on the truck for the trip to Scottsbluff. We spent the last few weeks packing, although we really started packing back in January. Since getting back from Scottsbluff, we have had the big push to get everything packed. We also took advantage of the situation to go though a lot of things and get rid of what we don’t use or want. We sold our bookcases and spare bed. We also got rid of the dining room table, which we could not sell but gave to one of the guys who moved our possessions.
In addition, we also sold our Treadmill to one of the people my mother-in-law works with. I am glad to be rid of a lot of this stuff. We have too much clutter and it has become such a pain. Another reason to get rid of things is that, when you move long distance, the movers charge by weight, so the more things you have the more it will cost. The cost of our move is coming to more than $4200, less an I expected, but still expensive.
So, now all the stuff is gone and we have just a few things in the townhouse. The main thing is the computer, which is still here and what I am using to type this blog right now. We can watch movies on the computer and, of course, the Internet. We will be able to do those things after we arrive in Scottsbluff on the 1st, which will be great because our TV is on the moving truck. We are leaving this place on the 27th to spend a few days with my mother-in-law. then we are heading out got Nebraska.
Tonight and tomorrow we are going to sleep on the floor before leaving. It’s not really that bad. When I was in Army ROTC in 1998, I had to spend a night in the forest and slept on the muddy forest floor, so compared to that, this is pretty much five star living.
The only problem I have had with packing was that, earlier in the month, I hit my foot on a box and dislocated my right little toe. It still hurts a lot and I am wondering if it will get better. There is not much you can do with a little toe except not injure it anymore and wait for it to heal, which is what I am doing. I just hope it will hurry up and get better.