Friday, May 15, 2015

There goes my stash...riding off into the figurative sunset...


It's funny...when the POD was delivered to me empty, I looked at it and thought that it wasn't very big and I would have it filled in no time.

Ha!  More than a week later, off it went this morning. The last two days have been a real scramble!  I didn't have enough stuff boxed and ready to fill the POD and I definitely wanted to get my money's worth.  

So I was doing the 'Curly Shuffle' the last 48 hours, sorting out garage sale stuff into piles and filling boxes as fast as I could. Wow!  I finished at 2:45 AM last night!  The house and quilt cave are a complete shambles, but it is done!



I decided to take the first 5 heavy duty, plastic shelving units I ever bought.  I know I will need shelving in the new cave.  It's too expensive to move more of the shelves.

I turned them on their sides and tied them together so they wouldn't shift (one stack is 3 high, one is two high).  The shelves act as support for little protected pockets filled with the family china, fragile, and weirdly shaped items.

This is what it looked like when I finished at 2:45 AM last night. Steve tied off the last section before he left for work this morning and I stuffed in some duffle bags holding Christmas trees at the last minute and ran a bungee cord through their handles.
  




I wish I had invented this moving concept...really cool to watch (I took video...such a geek...).




Houston, we have lift off!



Then, he just backs the truck under it, lines everything up, then puts it down on the truck bed.  Just one guy, a truck, and his fancy hydraulic doo-hicky.





The POD...and my stash... will be in Huntsville in a week in an indoor storage facility.  I will schedule to have it delivered to Tuscumbia and unload it into the RV garage.  I will be unloading it by myself...ugh...

Then, things will be moved into the house as I can deal with them. All my parents' stuff is still there...

I am nervous about stuff shifting inside the POD even though I tied sections off as I went.  I hope I can get the door open!  Maybe they can lower the non-door end and shake it if I can not get into it.

Yikes...I hope that doesn't happen!

Now to get ready for the kick-ass garage sale with my quilting buddies...June 5 and 6 in Ypsilanti, Michigan...y'all come!

In stitches (and sore as Hell!), 
Teresa   :o)

19 comments:

  1. Sad and exciting at the same time isn't it. It's the beginning of lots of new adventures!

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  2. Oh yeah, those book boxes are heavy! My nephew and a friend moved me last time. I have lots of fabric (not close to your stash though) and lots of books. The boxes were clearly marked and the liked the fabric boxes, as they were lighter than the book boxes. After unloading the 15th heavy box of books, my nephew's friend said, "you need to sew more and read less:

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  3. it is an exciting time isn't it - do you have all the furniture to move still in your house too are will you just be using your parent's furnishings in the house? a big move for sure!

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  4. Fascinating. I hope everything arrives in one piece and you are able to get inside. Wish I was close to attend the garage sale. Take care of yourself.

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  5. What a job!! Phew--good luck on the garage sale--just a bit far for me to come ;--((( hugs, Julierose

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  6. Great packing job! You must be exhausted! Be sure to save some energy for your arrival. It will be very emotional as well as exhausting. Hope you get a little stitching time today to calm the nerves. Enjoy the rest of the day!

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  7. Gosh how nerve wracking but what a great idea with that hydraulic system! I must have missed a post - and didn't realise you are moving to your parents' place? Good luck with the move.

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  8. Now if you just list all that fabric and other goodies online, maybe we all can come. :)

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  9. Oh sweetie, I can just imagine how sore you are!! You packed things beautifully and methodically - sure it is all going to be just fine. I wish I was closer to attend your sale (even to have helped you out).

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  10. Another garage sale?!?! Hopefully you will post the address for those of us nearby!

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  11. Oh dear girl, I do not envy you at all. Did that last summer. A good result from it was that I lost 10 pounds that month thanks to the hot, hot, humid weather and all that work. I'd help you if I were closer.

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  12. How far are you moving? It would be overwhelming for me at this point in life to have to move my sewing room again. Have done it three times and more stuff with each move.

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  13. Great job. I know your are relieved and exhausted.

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  14. How interesting! Thank you for sharing the detailed photos. It looks like you did a very careful job of loading the pod. I hope all goes well for you, in the moving and in the settling.

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  15. I tried commenting this morning but Blogger wasn't cooperating - so I'm back for another go at this.

    Great post - and I love that you shared the POD photos. Here's wishing safe travels for your stash (and everything else that is making the trek).

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  16. That's a large check mark off the list!! Wish I lived closer to help. Good Luck on the garage sale!! You did a great packing job---it probably won't shift!!

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  17. You pulled off a herculean task getting the POD packed with the stash & things! Give yourself a well deserved pat on the back and a nice long soak in a hot tub bath! I am bummed that I won't be able to come over for the garage sale but I'll be recovery from surgery. Was out to Shipshe earlier today & managed to make a small addition to my stash. Can't even imagine ever having to move my studio....

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  18. I saw you left comment at Susi's so I come along and see how your are doing? Good luck with your big move! I move so many times and in many countries so don't envy you one bit. You certainly got a lot of stuff! Have fun unpack! Hugs Nat

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  19. It looks like you did your usual fastidiously perfect job on the pod. I'm sure it will be fine. Wow! What an undertaking. I do not envy you at all, but I'm sure you will love it when you're finally all settled in.

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