Pack Day # 1

Adios, cats, off to be boarded until November 17. You should have heard the opera on the drive to the vet/boarding facility! Wow.

This may be the last day I’m connected to the ‘net via my desktop iMac. My home phone is going down tomorrow – a number I’ve had for 23 years. I will have a land line at the other end, and eventually I’ll add a cell phone.

The chaos here has risen to a crescendo. Packers are due at 9:00, at which time the packing supervisor will go through and tell us the yes-and-no’s of packing our stuff. Everything they say they won’t pack & take we have to 1) take in the car 2) give to some hapless soul, or 3) toss. Since we’ve already done all the #2 we can (take that any way you want to) it will be 1 or 3. Fact: my 1999 Acura CL is not a large car. We expect the back seat to be pretty full, the trunk absolutely jammed. Space is at a premium. Right now, I think there is more to go into the car than there is room in the car. Car packing excitement awaits, that will be tomorrow.

With the prints, pictures and original art down off the walls, the place is getting echo-y. It feels less like home and more like a way station, which is probably a good thing.

Thanks to all of you who have commented, giving your support, it’s really, really appreciated.

About Richard Robinson

Enjoying life in Portland, OR
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10 Responses to Pack Day # 1

  1. Bill Crider says:

    The countdown has begun. I figure you’re bound to be happier about it than the cats, no matter what. I hope the Acura is big enough!

  2. Todd Mason says:

    You’re most of the way there.

  3. Jeff Meyerson says:

    Wow – ‘packing supervisor’ – classy.

    Last time we moved we just had three guys who got stoned on the way from our last apartment to this one – Not That There’s Anything Wrong With That – which may have helped their attitude when it turned out the 8 foot tall bookcases wouldn’t fit in the elevator and had to be walked up six flights of stairs.

    I’m sure you’ll manage, somehow.

    I did have one new arrival this week: Theodore R. Cogswell’s The Wall Around the World (as recommended by G. Kelley, I believe). It’s a 1974 pyramid reprint of the 1962 paperback original with two introductions, by Anthony Boucher and Frederick Pohl.

  4. Richard says:

    Recommended by me, here: https://brokenbullhorn.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/the-wall-around-the-world/ — but that’s okay, I certainly may have gotten the idea to find a copy from him. That’s the copy I have. Click the link to see the review or enter “wall around” in the search field on my blog front page.

    I don’t envy the movers at the other end moving all the book boxes across the length of the house and down the stairs, nor moving the large walnut accountant’s desk the same route, to the new Study. Yow.

  5. Once the movers are done, you can breathe a sigh of relief, Rick. Of course, the unpacking will produce some anxiety, but it should be manageable.

  6. Patti Abbott says:

    Once you and your stuff are gone, it is no longer your home and it is easy to let go. Your home is where your stuff is. Including your wife!

  7. Jeff Meyerson says:

    Thanks, Rick. I thought it was you or George.

  8. Art Scott says:

    Rick,
    Reading Bullhorn these days is like reading a history of the run-up to the Normany Invasion. When you hit the Portland beaches, keep your heads down!

  9. Richard says:

    Thanks for that laugh, Art, the first of the day (week?). Not that it’s really all that funny, but now that things are calming down, now that everything will proceed smoothly. Uh oh, maybe I shouldn’t have said that.

  10. Evan Lewis says:

    Original art? Intriguing. I look forward to seeing it on your new walls.

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