I know I keep saying I will do a post about Ogopogo but honestly other things keep getting in the way. This week we had a visit from hubby’s cousin and her husband and they stayed overnight with us. We had so much fun that we didn’t get to bed until the early morning hours!
Saturday and Sunday, were spent visiting with old friends 🙂 But not the kind of friends that you can talk back and forward with, in fact these old friends don’t talk at all.
For the past six years we have had all our household items stored in a 20 foot storage container and this past weekend we pulled everything out and had a visit.
It really was a lot of fun sitting on our furniture and looking through what we had.
When we listed our house it sold in six hours, but of course we had to keep it on the market for about ten days while we waited for the home inspection to be completed, which meant we could not pack or sell items we knew we would no longer use. Once the sale was final the new owner wanted a quick possession, which worked well for us because we wanted to head south before the snow came … the downfall though was not being able to sell some of the furniture we knew we would no longer need.
Fortunately I had already retired so I was able to pack up all our belongings and had most of it done before hubby retired a week before we had to be out of the house. Unfortunately, while packing up some stuff in our crawl space, a large, heavy, brick fell on my foot and broke it in two places. That put me on crutches for six weeks and because I also had some deep cuts, which had to be monitored for infection, I was unable to wear a walking cast. That meant hubby had to finish the packing on his own, in a short period of time, and with the help of our son-in-law, had to pack the storage container without my help … really let’s face it I probably wouldn’t have been much help loading the container anyway 🙂
So where am I going with this story? Well I’m not really sure but I think what I wanted to get out was that I wasn’t involved in the final packing and I sort of felt like I missed saying goodbye to my stuff … silly, I know, but that’s the way it is.
Our stuff has been in storage for almost six years and we felt we needed to get the container unpacked, first of all to make sure everything was okay, but also to see if we could get rid of anything.
Actually what started this whole process was the fact that I was missing my mixer, and for the last few years I was pondering buying a new one. Hubby thought we should get mine out of the container and save about $500.00 dollars, and that brings us to this weekend 🙂 We finally found the mixer in the second to last box in the very far right corner of the container!
We did have many conversations about what to do with all our stuff, should we sell it all, or continue paying to store it? Well ultimately we decided that there is some security in knowing that if need be we could easily set up a house, and that did give us a lot of piece of mind when we were in Niagara Falls and I was told I had Cancer. Fortunately that statement was wrong, but it was nice to know that we could easily set up a home if we needed to stay in Kelowna for the winter.
So after six hours of work yesterday, four with just hubby and I, two with our daughter, son-in-law, and one of our grandsons and another two hours this morning with the four of us and three grandsons, all our items are safely packed away for what we hope is another fun filled six years!
Until next time …