Yesterday we departed Ananda Village with our rental truck bound for Ananda Laurelwood located west of Portland, Oregon.
We stopped just outside of North San Juan about 10 minutes from village where Sraddha asked me if I remembered the shelf brackets, er,,,huh?,,,,er,,,no...She turns around in the subaru, drives back to our garage, loads them up along with shelves in the subaru and catches up to me in Oroville. Sigh. the brain just fades sometimes.
She found a nice motel on the Rogue River. A bit pricey but better than the regular Holiday Inn Express type.
I reserved it and she took off to check in whilst I refueled the truck. Memo to Kent" Next time you pull into a real truck stop for diesel, just go to the front of the station where the automobiles go. It has diesel too, and you don't have to be with all those HUGE long haul trucks and make 3 trips into the store to complete your transaction.
Arrived at motel by 6:45 and went swimming in outdoor pool. Probably only pool date all summer. Very relaxing. Muscles sore and cramping from the packing and loading process of past 2 weeks.
Now on the downhill side of move. Sraddha still sleeping.
We will make it.
|22 ft long bed. Could we get everything in?|
|Is it all in there? not!|
The first third was our long term storage of household goods, some furniture and clothing which we will put in a storage locker near Forest Grove. Ugh. Renting space to put stuff we won't use for years. "Is it worth it?" we ask ourselves. We will see.
Some of the stuff is our personal tools and office items we will use at Laurelwood. Probably, no, hopefully, 55% is to be donated to the community for various uses, like emergency food storage, some furniture, garden tools, altar and decorating materials of Sraddha's.
We had lived together at Ananda Village for 15 years, 12 in the current home which had both a big attic, garage, tool shed and garden shed. So many plaees to store stuff.
Now on the downhill side of this move, we still will need to cull out a few more items to get the long term storage to fit. That begins today when we arrive in Laurelwood.