Mostly Boxed

After breakfast at my favorite nearby diner, I worked on boxing stuff for my Maui move. I worked all day long, with only a short break to talk with my friend Beth from Florida, and to get some lunch/dinner.

I started upstairs. Gus was very interested in watching and helping me.

Silly Gus.  No need to inspect that box.  It's not one of the packing boxes.

Silly Gus. No need to inspect that box. It’s not one of the packing boxes.

The morning passed quickly. By the afternoon, I was past the main floor (minus the kitchen) and in the basement. Packing in the basement was hard. I had several boxes of old pictures and old toys and keepsakes from my childhood. I went through each box, and tried to discard and repack. It was very time consuming.

So much stuff.  So many memories.

So much stuff. So many memories.

Among my childhood possessions were three handheld electronic games. I played them for hours and hours when I was a kid. I was curious, so I got some batteries to see if they still worked. Two of the three did. By far my favorite was the Tron game. It still worked! Yay! I played it a little before I went to bed.

I did really well on the easiest level.

I did really well on the easiest level.

Today I still have to do the kitchen, and I have maybe two or three more boxes in the basement. I think I may have over estimated how many boxes I would have. If that’s true, I’ll have more space in the shipping container than I expected, and maybe I’ll be able to take some furniture along. Or maybe I could set up a small sitting and sleeping space in there, and save money on a plane ticket.

I'm using all the same size boxes so they will stack more easily.

I’m using all the same size boxes so they will stack more easily.

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4 Responses to Mostly Boxed

  1. Lauren says:

    Wow. I am just so impressed with this whole process! It is fascinating to see it all get packed up.

    ‘Save on a plane ticket’… that’s funny. 🙂

  2. Kristi says:

    Dealing with keepsake items is no easy thing. What to keep…What to toss… I don’t envy the process. You seem to be handling it all quite well, though. Good for you.

  3. Lauren says:

    Also…. you have a safe??

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