Container Cramming

I started yesterday by going to church. It put me behind in packing my shipping container, but I was glad I went because I got to talk to several people to say “good-bye”. Next Sunday is my last church service there, but I wasn’t sure if I’d see everybody, so I talked to whoever I saw. It was also nice because Heidi’s new baby daughter got baptized. Hooray!

The font is in the back of the church.

The font is in the back of the church.

A couple of the people I talked to were students who are also brothers. It was weird that while I was having this very serious and sincere conversation with them, I was interrupted twice by adults who just started talking to me. I wondered if they interrupted everyone’s conversations like that, or if they just interrupted because I was “only” talking to kids.

Anyway, by the time I got home, it was already 1pm! Yikes! Before I could do any more packing, I had to take my book donations to The Book Thing here in Baltimore. It’s a super-cool place that gives books away free. They only take donations sporadically right now, and yesterday was one of the days, so I HAD to go.

It was a LOT of books.  The air conditioner is heading for the dump.

It was a LOT of books. The air conditioner is heading for the dump.

It was almost 3pm by the time I got back home. Yikes! I continued packing boxes like a crazy person. Denis was a HUGE help. I was so thankful. There always seemed to be one more thing… one more thing. Ack! The final boxes had some pretty weird combinations in them.

The quilts made good padding.  I used a lot of blankets and sheets like that.

The quilts made good padding. I used a lot of blankets and sheets like that.

It was after 6pm by the time I started packing the storage container. I didn’t do a time-lapse as you requested, Lauren, because I don’t know how to do that and I’m too tired to learn right now. Besides, that means leaving your phone or pad in one place while you do the thing, doesn’t it? I’d hate to just leave my phone on some tripod or stick or something while I was inside the house getting the next box.




The last picture was from 9pm. I had to stop – because it was late and because I was so stinking tired. I’m getting up early to put the final things in, and hopefully I’ll finish before the guy comes to pick it up. The woman on the phone said it would be about 10am, but didn’t really know, so I’m rushing as fast as I can. Yikes!

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2 Responses to Container Cramming

  1. Lauren says:

    Your photos are just as good as a time-lapse. Thanks!

    Wow! You do have a lot of room in there! I trust you will get done what needs to be done. Go, Brad! 😀

  2. Carol says:

    Prayers that you made your deadline today, friend. If not, remember your retired friends who would cheerfully volunteer to be flown to Hawaii some time in the future to bring along in her – uh – their luggage items that missed the cube.

    And I think all people need lessons in manners these days. It may have been a compliment to you that these adults wanted a little piece of you before you depart, but how disrespectful to the young folks…and we wonder why they have no sense of etiquette any more? (Stepping gingerly off my soap box now.)

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