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Boxing day

A milestone. We are moving boxes to Emerald Hill.

Jacquela and Steven rented a truck from Penske at Home Depot. We hired Kevin and Matt for the day from Ranserve — and Matt’s friend Myles. We backed the truck down the driveway at Sea Eagle View at about 9 am. And went to work emptying the garage of stuff in boxes.

By 10:15 am we were on the road to Emerald Hill for the first run of the day. Steven assembled the metal shelving — powered by the revelation that cheap stuff does not go together easily or well — pulled from Sea Eagle View. Kevin, Matt and Myles unloaded the truck, nearly filling one 40-foot side of the new garage bay.

Then it was time for lunch at the taco truck opposite Anderson High School.

Back at Sea Eagle View, we loaded the truck with boxes from the train room, the toy room, the flex room, the guest bedroom and the great room. There was still room on the truck, so we emptied out the storage closet next to Steven’s office, and boxes under Steven’s desks. Matt crammed that truck to the ceiling, packing boxes in tightly.

Jacquela climbed into the cabin of the rental truck to ride shotgun while Steven drove the second run to Emerald Hill.

And we went to work unloading the truck.

Jacquela took a break to take a couple of pictures.

We called it a day at 5 pm.

Above, Steven takes the last box out of the truck at the end of the second run.

For some reason, Jacquela did not take pictures of Kevin, Matt and Myles. This is Steven carrying cardboard to lay out on the floor under boxes. Behind him is 40-feet of stuff in boxes.
For some reason, Jacquela did not take pictures of Kevin, Matt and Myles. This is Steven carrying cardboard to lay out on the floor under boxes. Behind him is 40-feet of stuff in boxes.
We stacked the fragiles on the plastic and metal shelves that Steven assembled at the workshop end of the new garage bay.
We stacked the fragiles on the plastic and metal shelves that Steven assembled at the workshop end of the new garage bay.
Peering back to the garage door from the workshop end of the garage.
Peering back to the garage door from the workshop end of the garage. Steven’s bucket of tools and more metal shelving in the process of assembly; this stuff is time-consuming.
The back end of the rental truck with unloading already underway. This is as far as we could back the truck without colliding with the oak tree.
The back end of the rental truck with unloading already underway. This is as far as we could back the truck without colliding with the oak tree.
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