Every book is packed, excepting a couple to read between now and our arrival in Portland, is packed. About 130 boxes of them. All. Packed. Whew.
Congratulations! And I hope the rest of the moving goes smoothly.
Wow! I bet you are relieved that this part of the big move is done.
Are you hiring pros, or will you be loading all 130 onto the truck yourself?
Wow, 130 boxes! I’m sure you’re looking forward to unpacking them…
Yes, it’s a relief, though there is tons more to do, the books, CDs and DVDs are all sealed up in boxes.
Evan – Pros. We’re having Mayflower do the house – all rooms and the garage – except we packed the items I listed and will pack for a few other things we want to see into the boxes ourselves, such as the iMac, which will be last in, first out. The biggest part of this is they do the kitchen, they move the heavy stuff, they put all those boxes of books into the moving van.
The movers say it’s a two day pack, one day load. After they get all the house and garage stuff in, they put in wife’s car. Right there in the van. This will be one of those really, really long moving vans.
George – I had a fantasy about unpacking them, one book at a time, and scanning each cover. It won’t happen, too much time and too long a job, but it sounds like a keen idea.
Oh, and that 130 box count didn’t include the 14 already in the garage storage cupboards…
Conrats on surviving (thus far). Man, I’d forgotten what hard work packing books can be! Saturday I was volunteered by Bruce Taylor to be part of a 5-man crew packing and hauling a 50-box donation of books to the Napa Friends of the Library. We did it in a hour, but I was sweating like a stevedore inside of 5 minutes. So I feel your pain. The joy, alas, gets postponed until you get yours back up on shelves in Portland.
Fortunately, much of what was packed was done with B’s help, one of us handing the books off the shelf, often from a ladder, the other putting the books into the box, puzzle-piecing them in for best fit. Just when we had the paperback packing plan down cold we got to the hardcovers, of sizes different enough to make it challenging. Also, we had to assemble the boxes, double tape the bottoms with nylon stranded tape, place cover sheets on the bottoms, load, stuff with paper to fill gaps, tape end-to-end, side-to-side, and label (My/HC: A-C) We planned it over six weekends and it was fine, but sometimes seemed it would never be done, not it is and they are all packed and there are no books… * sob *
144 boxes of books…that’s about where I stand, too (some boxes just way to big, my movers Hated me). I’ve barely unpacked my library at all, though I think I must before the next move…and might slim the collection a little.
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