I called a moving company today, and they asked me to make a list of everything – everything – I own so that they can give me an estimate of what it will cost to move it all to New Hampshire. I got out my fine-point sharpie marker and a stack of notecards and went to work making a list. It was a longer list than I expected it to be. I don’t think of myself as having a lot of stuff, but when you start looking at the sofa and the dining room table and the bicycle and… It turns out that I have quite a number of large objects in addition to the many, many boxes I will fill with small things.
Speaking of which, I haven’t begun putting things in the banana boxes. I don’t know why I’m moving so slowly on that part of the project. I think I’m still not so sure what to do with that big empty hole at the top and bottom of the boxes. Of course, the banana boxes are a great way to save money, but sometimes saving money is a pain.
Today’s thank you went to an old friend, one of my very best.