Saturday, January 17, 2009


So we moved our stuff out of our Walk Avenue house between Christmas and New Years. We rented shipping pods to send our stuff (aka junk, worldly possessions) to Seattle. It was too difficult to get the pods up our street so we made 2-3 trips by truck/van/SUV to the pods shipping center in order to pack our stuff.

Thank you Derrick Stark, Matt Clauser, David Taylor, Paul Anderson, and Cherie Jones for all you hard work! It was fun to have so many well educated people trying to figure how to pack pods efficiently. Let's just say at times (during pod packing) we looked at each other and laughed at "how many graduates do you need to figure out how to pack a pod?"

Laura and I decided that we would only take to Seattle what would fit into the two pods. The rule became "If it doesn't fit, it doesn't go". This rule really helped us both 1. dejunk and 2. replace old stuff that we should have replaced long ago.

Once the pods were filled, we sent them on their way. Clark followed a few days later (Jan. 1st) in order to begin work on Jan 5th, 2009. Laura, the girls and Grandma Jones followed on January 8th, 2009.