We did it! We all moved out of the house and made our plane. With LOTS of much-needed help from friends and family. Here’s a quick montage of some of the milestone moments.
Goodbye party for the G-Man
Peace-themed sleepover for a gaggle of Miss O’s friends.
“All Natural” lemonade stand, to raise money for the trip…and for the Humane Society…which, as far as I can tell, is the only one who made any money.
Emptying of the cupboards
And empyting of the liquor cabinet, which funnily enough, I didn’t have the stomach to finish.
Some last-minute potty training (and quality reading) for Peanut
My brother helped by emptying the gutters.
You can’t tell very well, that as our stools are already gone, we’re sitting around the island on some old, LOW, chairs before they go to the dump. Feels a lot like little kids trying to reach the table.
Short visit from Grandma to say hello and goodbye.
Gut-wrenching goodbyes to Molly and Maisy.
Some unexpected fun playing with our colorful plastic cups, since all the non-plastic ones were either packed or given away.
1-800-Got-Junk stopped by, and within 10 minutes, our junk was someone else’s problem!
After all the goodbyes, we boarded the plane…all smiling.
Can you see the exhaustion and relief that “the longest goodbye in history” is finally over?! Our poor friends. It felt like I said goodbye (and probably cried), each of the last four times we got together. I’m sure they were thinking “Alright. Already. Go.” We finally did.