to sell practically everything you own.
Our life has been relegated to 25 boxes, five Rubbermaid totes, and 7 suitcases (we need a couple more BIG ones, if anyone out there has some they no longer need).
We have a few more bigger items that I am putting on Craigslist, but other than that it’s all gone. Our garage sale was a HUGE success on Friday. We had beautiful sunny weather and lots of people stopped by. Saturday, not so much. It was rainy, windy and COLD! We did sell a few things, but by early afternoon it was very evident it was time to close up shop.
All of our housewares are packed and awaiting pickup this week by Roadway to begin their journey. It will all go by truck to Tacoma, then by barge to Anchorage, and finally by air from Anchorage to Kotzebue. We are hopeful that it will all arrive within a few days of our arrival there!
We are still in our house, albeit with no furniture other than our mattresses. Sometime this week we will be heading out of here to stay with friends and family for the remainder of our 12 days here.
Over the past few days we have been blessed by so many people who have stepped in to help with all the work that needed to be done. My in-laws came for a couple of hours one day last week and helped with packing. My friend Meleea also came over for a few hours to help with packing. On Thursday my friends Val and Kelly came and spent a good portion of the day helping me get set up for the sale! Then Thursday afternoon my sister Kris arrived and set out to work. And let me tell you that there is NO ONE that can work like Kris. She is amazing. Productive, decisive, motivated and strong. She spent the whole weekend working for me. Directing what needed to be done. On Friday my mom came and she worked right along with Kris. My mom is a self proclaimed clean freak. So you know that underneath my stove and fridge were cleaned as well as the shower knob in my bathroom!
Thank you so very much to all of you for your help. I was feeling completely overwhelmed by the task at hand last week and now I feel like life will be completely manageable and likely enjoyable these next two weeks. We are blessed by you!