Well, the movers came by this morning and are now preparing estimates. We may be able to leave as soon as Monday. That means I have an ENORMOUS amount of packing to finish up. My workshop is in the same state of disarray that it always is. I have food stockpiles that need to be dispersed. I have a lot of stuff that needs to be stacked, piled, and readied for loading.
My ancestors, who piled everything in a Conestoga wagon, would be shocked to find that even as we move into a simpler and more austere lifestyle, it STILL takes a United truck to get us to that life. I think most of the stuff we're paying a small fortune to move will end up being tossed as we carve away the irrelevant stuff over the next couple of years, but right now it's got to be dealt with.
I'm going to have to suspend the news updates for a few days, but I'll keep up the posting as much as possible and give you instead updates on the moving experience.