Packing and Driving

We packed and packed and packed on Friday.  I didn’t think I would make it through the day, but as you can tell. . .I did!  At first it was just Sidney, Moose, and me, carrying what seemed like millions of boxes.  But just when I thought we weren’t going to finish Lisa and Matt helped for the win!!  They gave us that last jolt of energy to get it done.  When the truck was about 75% full, I was positive everything wasn’t going to fit and my stomach started to churn.  But we managed to get everything stuffed (literally) inside!  And now a word for this post’s sponsor: Space Bags.  They are trully amazing, not only are we using them for the move, but we’ll only be working with ONE CLOSET once we get to Chicago, so they will be invaluable there!

6×2 bedroom closet

Space bag "pre-saving"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Space saved!

 
 As you can see from our advertising pictures the bag does what
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After I thought we were through with the packing, I came back outside and the truck was open again!!  Moose was staring into the truck, and Sidney was inside the truck looking for his wallet!  He had dropped it in the loading.  We played a quick game of Marco Polo, and with the help of the iPhone’s flashlight he was able to find the wallet.  And make it back out of the truck safely!
 
Then we tucked in for the night in what I can only describe now as a mistake.  I thought it would be like camping, but neither Ferguson, Sidney, or I were comfortable all night long!
 
We were going to sleep in, but, of course, Ferguson wasn’t hip to that plan.  Also I was anxious, and ready to get up from the hard floor!  Then we made the final preparations for departure (jamming everything else into the truck.)  Then we made our final good-byes.  First we stopped at Deborah’s (mother-in-law.)  Then we hit I-44, stopped in Catoosa to see Anaya, my step-daughter, and then stopped in Joplin to see Dad and Jane for some Scholotzsky’s, and a slight detour through the tornado damage.
Uncomfortable sleeping situation

I thought I drove the massive Penske deftly, though some described it as “crazy”.  Nothing was hit though the “don’t-feel-asleep” line was crossed more than a few times, but only because the truck is soooooo big!  Ferguson got to spend most of the rise on Sidney’s lap, but was eventually too antsy for him (Sidney) to take anymore, and he was relegated to using the floor.  For the rest of the trip he silently tried to sneak on my lap, and get pity pets by placing his adorable little, bearded chin on my thigh.

 
 
 
Now, we’re in Godfrey (STL burb) with Mom, David, and Aunt Abi. It’s hard to tell if Ferguson is excited to see his aunt, but I know he’s happy to be off the road! 

Mostly they ignore each other until Abi tries to herd him
 
 
  
Leaving for the city tomorrow morning!
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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Antoinette
    Feb 26, 2012 @ 16:39:07

    Good luck and safe travels! Can’t wait to hear all about Chicago!

    Reply

  2. Miss H
    Feb 27, 2012 @ 16:57:20

    Love the new blog! Can’t wait to hear about how much you love the new apartment!

    Reply

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