Moving Day

Victoria and James figuring what to do next.

Victoria and James figuring what to do next.


The trailer just before we locked up the gates.

The trailer just before we locked up the gates.


The van as I was leaving.

The van as I was leaving.

Today we ended another chapter in the life of James and LuCinda and family. James, Paulina, Victoria, Jaxon and I packed up the belongings in the house in Linton and took it all back to Herreid. The day started when James and Paulina took the little green neon to Tom’s place and borrowed his pickup and Renny’s horse trailer. Renny had told us earlier to use it; it is new and hasn’t had animals in it yet. So, we gave it the test run, and let’s just say; it is an excellent set up.

I really didn’t know that we had so much stuff. Obviously it is like trying to put two houses of items into one house, but it is even worse since we already had too much here to begin with. See in 1999 when we moved from Jamestown to Herreid, it was basically like moving from a house valued at one cup to a house valued at ¾ a cup. Now we have 1 ¼ cup inside a ¾ cup. It is sort of like we have the beginnings of a hoarder house. I know that is nothing to joke about, but it sure feels like it now as we are trying to maneuver between the boxes and piles.

I am thinking that we are going to start with just getting a few things set up then we will start some very serious sorting and tagging because there is a city wide sale later in June, and I think we will see about getting in on it. Victoria thinks it would be great idea to pack up some items and go to a flea market in Bismarck or such, but with the price of gas now days we may have to think on that a bit.

Victoria and Paulina making supper, rah after today, I would eat anything.

Victoria and Paulina making supper, rah after today, I would eat anything.

Barely a path in the dinning room.

Barely a path in the dinning room.

Sophia is hiding out on top of the dorm fridge trying to avoid the other cats.

Sophia is hiding out on top of the dorm fridge trying to avoid the other cats.

Well the song for today according to the daughters is the theme from Welcome back Kotter. As hard as they worked today, I guess it is fitting for them to pick the song. James hurt his knee a few days ago, and they kicked in to take the load off as much as they could. Victoria is starting to get scared that her parents (esp. Dad) are starting to show their age. Good grief we are only in our mid 50s, it isn’t like we are ready for the retirement home. I was hoping that we would get some retirement tours before we go out to pasture, anyway, it is nice to know they care.

James did say when the nearly last load was in the house that this is it. He is not moving again for any reason. I then reminded him that we were thinking of checking out the teaching jobs in western North Dakota. Well, we will see how all things go. For now the garden is up, everything except the fancy seed potatoes. I did a short tour tonight and took a few of the milk cartons off the tomatoes and the peppers. I am so happy that we decided to do that this year. Last year I replanted both a couple of times. Yikes James just came in and said we could have bad weather tonight. I guess I will go put them back on for now.

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