After posting these pictures I looked back over them and decided anyone could be forgiven if he thought it looked like a spring slideshow.
Truth be told, it has felt more like spring than anything. The highs have been in the 70’s and the lows only down to upper 50’s at best. It’s been foggy and drizzly in the mornings with the sun heating things up later in the day. The ground is saturated and everything stays a bit wet. Plants are shooting up everywhere and I wouldn’t be surprised to see buds on my pathetic magnolia soon.
Packing is going slowly. I haven’t been able to put my whole mind to it because I’m alternately working on censers for St. Tikhon’s, making a custom priest doll, and running packages to the post office. In addition, life goes on with its trips to the grocery store, appointments, etc. The little packing I have done has been in the little girls’ room because the more things safely taped away in boxes, the less they have available to make a mess with. Don’t worry, they are perseverant and do wonders with what they have. The older kids have been working on packing their own things. I gave them (primarily the boys; the girls have more experience) three instructions:
- Pack things so they won’t break.
- Don’t pack anything you’ll need in the next week and a half.
- When packing books use smaller boxes. If you can’t lift it I don’t want to kill myself getting it downstairs.
I remember previous moves. The one before last comes to mind*. I had this awesome system that would have worked GREAT if everyone else were on board with it. This time I’m back to the standard practice of label the box with whatever the majority of the contents is. The little ones like to help and Moppet has actually learned how to spell a new word: t-o-y-s.
The thing I dread most is the piano. We figured out that it quite literally weighs 500 lbs. #mercifulheavens
*Seriously, go read this. I had a good laugh remembering.