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.
4 years ago