Milestone #2 was met today by us moving out of our house! This was preceded by many exhausting days of final packing. When did we acquire all of this stuff? I long for my college days when I could move with one small car load! Karen had done a great job of packing most of the house and coordinating with the moving company for our sensitive furniture and electronics. We were fortunate also that our renter, Margarita, wanted to use most of our furniture, and that reduced the burden of the move out tremendously.
This morning we finished up final packing and giving away food in the fridge, hoping to get out of the house before Margarita showed up, but we ended up overlapping for an hour. We were all a bit quite and reflective as her belongings started filling the rooms that we had just emptied and the reality of our move out started to appear. It will be 13 months before we sleep, eat and shower in our home!
With our minivan crammed full of more stuff for the boat, we drove away from home and headed to Portland. Our arrival at Sunset Marina meant time for many more loads of bins to carry aboard and find room to stow, but it felt good to have the whole family together in our new home on the water.