We have picked a local mover to take our belongings to Virginia Beach. We have been busy boxing our things up and once a week we have been taking our packed vehicles up to my Dads place. There we unpack and start the process of putting things away. Last week Veronica and I took the whole day pulling everything out of the kitchen drawers and cabinets. We weeded through quite a bit so that we could incorporate some of our things with some of Dads items. We kept the best of both of our belongings for the use by all of us. What we weeded out was put in the garage and added to the previously built pile. This afternoon the Salvation Army showed up and happily took away the donated pile of items with my Dads blessings. Then came the real work..scraping and cleaning the double stick tape off of the fronts of most of the kitchen cabinet shelves, which was a very time consuming job that was only slightly made easier using a lot of Goo Gone. We started early in the morning and did not finish until late in the day
Our movers will be here on Monday the 15th. We have already taken most of Veronica's Ikea brand studio furniture. The movers will take her 2 last pieces that we could not handle along with the remaining few pieces that we have. Serious downsizing causes one to purge many belongings that they would not usually sell and or get rid of. Although all of our furniture will be up at my Dads place Veronica and I will still be residing in our Outer Banks residence for another couple of months. Our lease does not expire until August 31st. Between the move and the end of our lease we will still have a bunch of packing and making additional trips to my Dads place. While we have been staying at Dads place Veronica and I have been sleeping on a real nice air mattress. Since our bedding from our condo on the Outer Banks will be taken up to Dads place during the upcoming move, We will then bring the air mattress back to our condo for the duration of our stay there. We are slowly getting things done and the place is starting to look somewhat empty. I will be so glad when this whole moving adventure is completed. All I have to do is look at a box and my back starts barking at me....which has been a daily routine basically from the time I wake up until I finally get to sleep.