Today I thought I'd share a few photos of the final days - packing up the trucks. The final day of packing we woke up to a beautiful morning and this was the view across the road from our home. Oh how I will miss the breath taking view.
We rented two 26 foot trucks along with a dolly to tow our car. Four men from our new congregation in Minnesota flew out to help with the packing and driving the trucks, while my husband and I drove our pickup pulling out boat.
Everything had to be packed very tight to save space and ensure no shifting while on the road. Heavy items such as books where placed in the front of the truck.
You can't have to many blankets. We had 10 dozen blankets and used all of them.
The furniture was covered with blankets first, followed by shrink wrap to keep the blankets in place. We wrapped the legs on the furniture with bubble wrap and then shrink wrap. We used up two small and two large shrink wrap rolls. I think we also used up 10 + rolls of packing tape for all the boxes.
My husband built a plywood ramp out of the house for easier loading, eliminating the need to go down steps.
We were so thankful for all the people who helped with our move. We had help from our congregation in Lynden along with the men from Minnesota. Our granddaughters even gave us a little help.
One to supervise and the other to help pack boxes :)
My husband built some wracks to place odd shaped furniture on. This made it possible to stack other items on top of furniture. He also built crates around items like the lawnmower and exercise equipment. By doing this we were able to make use of all the space in the trucks.
The men giving their backs a rest.
We finished loading the trucks by noon on Saturday, giving us the opportunity to show our guests the beautiful country side we lived in.
Mt Baker and the Twin Sisters - view behind the Parsonage.
The Puget Sound.
My next post I'll share about our new home....