Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Just in time
Yesterday I arranged access to our stuff in storage. I found out that it involves more than just getting a key to the garage. Our things are packed into 10 large wooden crates. They had to bring the crates to the warehouse and then wrench the ends off so that I could see inside. I tried not to think about my piano and china jammed inside. Of course my "access" was limited to what was near the edge unless I wanted to unload everything and put it back. But just in time for the cool weather that rolled in today, I found the boys' flannel sheets, our gloves and hats, and Richard's sweaters. I also found a box of games, my small crock pot and other treasures. In one of the boxes of winter things I found an 8x10 photo of our whitewater rafting trip six years ago, my fancy white beaded handbag, and a little almond guy on a pedestal that says "I'm nuts about my grandpa." (Will picked it out at the school Christmas store for Richard--before he could read!) I grabbed our stockings and a couple of boxes of Christmas lights, but left the other decorations. I told the man who was helping me, "If we are still in the condo at Christmas there is no way my husband will let me buy anymore lights." (Last year I went a little crazy at the after Christmas sales and of course I wanted to bring ALL the lights to Virginia.) As he was loading the snowboards and sleds into the car, my helper said, "Ummm...are you expecting it to snow?" Evidently, contrary to popular belief in Oklahoma, it doesn't snow much in Richmond in spite of it being what we would call, "back east". I said, "Well, if it does snow, I want to be prepared!" I never did find the box with most of my winter clothes including my boots. I guess we will have to buy a house soon, or I will have to get new boots. In order for the kids to finish out the year at their current schools, we have to stay in the district until February 1. So unless we find a house in this neighborhood, we will be "camping out" at the condo for a few more months. That's okay by me. I have everything I need....except boots.