Thursday, January 28, 2016
End of a loooooong day
Well, the truck's loaded, all except for a few things (particularly our bed, in which we'll spend a last night here before loading it). U-haul did us proud, and provided a brand-new Ford 26' truck with less than 3,000 miles on the clock. It's a lot more comfortable than other trucks I've hired from them, and from other companies in the field.
Tomorrow morning we'll do a quick donation run to Goodwill with a few items we simply can't fit into the truck, then head back to U-haul to connect a car trailer to the rent-a-truck and load Miss D.'s vehicle onto it. After that, we'll saddle up and hit the road. Tomorrow night will probably be spent somewhere in Arkansas, and on Saturday evening we hope to be in Texas. We'll probably overnight with Old NFO before unloading our stuff into our new home on Sunday.
It was an exhausting day. I'm very glad we hired a couple of experienced movers from a local company to pack the truck for us. They managed to get more into it than I would have believed possible, and justified the expense many times over. Miss D. and I could never have been as efficient. Experience tells, every time. However, this may be the last time we do most of the moving work ourselves (i.e. the packing and other preparations). Since both of us are partly disabled, it's taken a heavy toll of our strength. If my books continue to sell well, I'll have to save enough money to pay someone else to do all that for us next time, for the sake of our backs and our sanity (not to mention my advancing years).
We're both utterly exhausted now. Time for a quick shower, then we'll hit the sack. Last-minute preparations tomorrow morning, then it's hi-ho for the Lone Star State!