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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Truck to Retirement Cabin

As Week Fourteen came and went, yesterday, we celebrated Allison's birthday, Friday, by unloading the truck at the storage and cabin, that we had loaded in Emporia, the day before.

We had a 16 foot Penske (white, not yellow) that worked just fine (photo of the truck outside the storage unit, with Allison on the right, behind). We had earlier taken our small bookcases, two at a time, but needed to get the taller ones, and some more storage shelving down there. So, this run included 4 big metal shelves for storage (and all the boxes, etc. that had been stored on them in our garage), as well as four big-tall bookcases and four tall bookcases from our bedroom... and about 20 boxes of books, from the bookcases, etc.

I had sprained my left leg (behind the knee) early in the week, so I was hobbling a lot... looked like an old man, for gosh sakes! But, with help from Nancy, neighbor Paul (a bit) in Emporia, and a lot of help from Allison, we got them all loaded on Thursday and unloaded on Friday. Also on the truck were my new desk from Staples (unassembled) and Nancy's new four drawer file cabinet. Oh, and by the way... 5 Mar it was 81 degrees in Emporia; 6 Mar it was 83 degrees in Branson/Hollister!! Great for working...

Saturday, after birthday lunch with Allison, I spent the rest of the day and evening assembling my desk... after the first hour, I said it would be done in September; a couple hours later... maybe sometime in August. I stopped a little after ten; had the main assembly and three drawers done... two drawer thingees yet to do... Perhaps in April! ;-) It literally had several hundred parts to sort and assemble. 37 page booklet! Fun! Really neat desk... when it is done.

It was a productive weekend... and today was a great day! ;-)

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