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!),