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The loading madness begins bright and early! · Ryder Family Farm- Southern Illinois Produce & More
The loading madness begins bright and early! · Ryder Family Farm- Southern Illinois Produce & More
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The loading madness begins bright and early!

The loading madness begins bright and early!

We awoke to the sounds of our moving truck being dropped off this morning. The truck driver came a knocking on our door at about 7:30am to drop off our trailer so we can begin loading it. N stumbled out the front door in his underwear to greet the moving truck and advise them of where to drop it off.

After we got the moving truck parked and left in our driveway N crawled back in to bed and we were chatting about how the morning was beginning quite early. Then the home phone rings, he runs to answer it and it’s Qwest (or phone company) asking about how our shut off date is 9/2 but the new residents of this home want to turn on their service today…

After explaining to Qwest that we arent actually leaving this house till 9/1 they understood why our scheduled shut off date was 9/2 and they bumped back the new residents turn on date. N crawled back in to bed again and we snoozed some more.

After having the firts cup of coffee we ventured out to check out our moving trailer, it is a UPS fright truck. Strange huh? It is also freaking huge!

Since we were without a ramp and the truck was a good 4 feet off the ground we opted to tag team the loading. I stayed in the truck and arranged the boxes while N brought boxes out to the truck for me to pack. It worked well and we got quite a bit done!

We got all the boxes loaded that we could then we started loading the furniture. We’re at least half way done with the loading process and we are stoked to have gotten so much done in a day.

Tomorrow we are planning to continue the loading process and to take care of some other errands like visiting the post office, withdrawing cash at the bank and buying last minute grocery’s.

Yesterday N sucessfully drained the sewage tanks for the first time without spraying poo everywhere. He has nicknamed himself the “Sewage King” now, no poop spray is always a good thing right?

Ha! So that is the update for us in a nutshell! Only 3 days till we hit the road.

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  • My, what shapely legs you have my dear!

    witchypoos last blog post..SIL Twice Removed

    August 29, 2008 at 6:43 am
  • yep, that sewer draining thing is one task I have let FabGrandpa have all to himself. I don’t want to learn how to do it. If something happens to him and I have to do it, then I’ll go out there and look helpless until some nice guy comes over and does it for me.

    My daughter and her guy got everything packed and on the way on Saturday, then they loaded up the cars with stuff like clothes, dishes, pots and pans and headed west on Tuesday. They should be in Denver by Monday.

    Karens last blog post..Counting Cactus, or The Day I Was An Environmental Consultant

    August 29, 2008 at 9:20 am
  • TOTALLY exciting. It’s becoming so “real”

    mps last blog post..Your one shop post..everything you needed to know…

    August 29, 2008 at 3:42 pm
  • Wow… that truck is HUGE. 3 days. 3 DAYS. Holy mackerel.

    August 29, 2008 at 9:14 pm
  • All hail the “Sewage King”! That is the best nickname I’ve heard in a long time!!

    Beckys last blog post..The.End.

    August 30, 2008 at 4:30 pm
  • Wow, that’s a lot of stuff in that truck. I am moving into a new house we just bought and it’s going to suck having to move all of our stuff in a moving truck 🙁

    September 3, 2008 at 8:01 am

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