Sunday, February 21, 2010
Hitching Up and Life Clearance
My sister and her family came to help, which was a blessing because the driving aspect is still new and a bit scary for us. Emily, was kind enough to back it into the small storage space that we got – I do not think we could have done this on our first time out. We need some driving lessons – this is for sure. George did rather good all in all, even on the turns. I have yet to tackle the driving but I still need to be comfortable with driving the truck – sitting on a pillow and all! It was a good day but also hard.
What was hard, and what gave me a good panic attack, was the realization that we need to be out of our house in 2 months. This means I must sort through all our stuff and sell off all we can, while giving away the rest. This is a huge task which is made complicated by my demanding schedule of teaching 3 college classes, developing 1 class for the spring term and teaching a tots martial course once a week at the community center. George has a busy schedule as well but not quite as busy as mine for the next few weeks. In a nut shell, I am not sure how the heck we can get everything done that needs to be done. I’ve started listing things on Craigslist and will offer some stuff for free. I would be helpful to our bottom line if we could sell a few things however, even if it is not for what it is worth. As for those sentimental things, I am trying to take a picture and document, in this way, things that hold special memory.
Which brings me to the last issue – I had hoped to be able to scan all my family pictures and mementos before we left but this not an easy task because it is a slow going one where I can only scan one piece of paper at a time. We tried to find some scanning services and were shocked by the prices! Staples charges twenty five cents a page (an effen page!), and Kinkos is about the same. Can you say gouging? One employee tried to explain that it was because of processing power, until I pointed out that the same process occurs with photo copying and that was only seven cents a page. I am horrified, really, at what they charge. So, it is just another task that will take hours on hours – likely it will not be get all done. That is all for now.
Peace to you all,. R