Thursday, October 31, 2013

Carry On Jeeves!

Oh boy.
It's that time of year again.  Time for wrapping up loose winter ends at the Idaho
cabin and packing up the belongings we live with daily in order to head toward
Colorado.  There we have a winter haven closer to AJ's work and where the kids
can take swimming and music lessons more conveniently.

You would think I have a system by now, but even with the familiarity of all this
rigmarole I find it difficult to pack the things we are currently using every day.
It's simply a reality that packing is a last-minute affair.

It's ok.  This marvelous cabin is more and more together by baby steps and
in that regard, easier to winterize.  This year we had gravel put down on the driveway,
some trees cleared, berries planted on the trellis, and a front deck built on the guest cabin.
Log piles cut up to reasonable lengths and piled neatly, rogue firewood moved into
the woodshed, and lots of clean-up trips to the dump.

We played hard this summer.  We also accomplished some forward progress on this
place.  And now the flurry of oil changes and studded winter tires put on, summer clothes
sorted and put away, freezer emptied, pantry cleaned out...
and all this while still trying to live oh-so-daily life :-)

Each of the kids has his own Rubbermaid tote for packing personal treasures and
possessions in.  This year Bryce has his own and it's been rather entertaining to see
what makes the cut.
When poking around in his loot I drew out a couple rattles and baby toys, holding them
up doubtfully for scrutiny.
"Oh no Mom!" he quickly assured me, "I packed those things for Miles!"
And that was the last word on the subject.


Marie said...

Beautiful post....beautiful family!!!! Travel safely :)

Kathy said...

Wow, that went fast. Praying for safe travel.

Kendra Zickafoose said...

I love when you post about your precious life! We, too, are moving in the next three weeks. Only to Kansas, so nowhere exciting. Ha! I told my husband that the best thing Kansas has going for it is that it is NEXT DOOR to Colorado! :) BUT I am always up for an adventure, so I am sure we will make the most of it! God's blessings on your travels! And thanks for being an inspiration in rolling with this crazy life!

The Munck Family said...

Praying you have safe travels and settle in quickly to life easily. Sounds as though you had a full summer with much being accomplished... along with fun and memories being made. Isn't it great to live each day to its fullest, with a bit of adventure mixed in?!

Currently we are living on our farm in our RV, a small camper, and a metal building we built as temporary housing.... all while we restore and add on to the 1920's house that's on the property. Each day is an adventure and we are loving it....most the time;)

As always I enjoyed dropping by to visit your blog.

Jana said...

The rainbow of cars made me smile!

Anonymous said...

Wow!!You are busy! I loved the baby toys for MILES...soooo sweet.

Diane said...

Love how Bryce thinks of Miles. That's precious. Thinking of and praying for you!