I’ve spent the last week boxing things up around the house, but today was the first day that Tammy and I were able to spend the entire day together packing for our upcoming move to the South.
Below is a break down from today’s busy yet productive day.
Items Tammy asked if she should keep for our move (denim shirt and overalls)
Not really sure what Tammy’s thinking. We are moving to the South, not to Canada. See Canadian Tuxedo.
Trips to random dumpsters in our town to drop off junk
My garbage can is already full (next pick up isn’t until Tuesday) so used some dumpsters at apartment complexes to help disperse our stuff.
Times Tammy told me I was annoying her
She doesn’t like it when I make suggestions, any suggestions, in regards to her packing.
Boxes of random items dropped off at the local thrift store
Number of times Tammy asked me “what’s in that box?”
After the first two boxes, I started looking through the boxes before I brought them down. As I walked by Tammy I would tell her what was inside.
Lawn bags full of clothes dropped off at the local thrift store
A lawn bag is about twice the size of a regular trash bag. I had to clarify that because Tammy didn’t know there was a difference.
Lawn bags Tammy went through before I could drop them off
She literally went through every item of clothing that was in each bag.
Items Tammy took out of the lawn bags (4 pants, 2 turtlenecks, 3 shirts, 3 shorts, 2 sweat pants, 2 tank tops, 2 boots, 1 gym shoes)
“That’s not a bad ratio if you think about it. Six lawn bags is a LOT of stuff.”
Number of times Tammy has worn those items in the past 3 years
Three years is a completely low-ball estimate. It’s prolly more like 5-6 years since she’s worn any of those things.
Hours spent cleaning and sorting in the attic
Tammy at least had the TV to entertain her today, so after working the first couple of hours in silence I brought up my laptop to have a little music to help pass the time.
Approximate number of trips to the attic
Another low-ball estimate.
Approximate number of stairs climbed
From what my knees are telling me tonight, this may be a more accurate estimate.
Dollars spent on Chinese food (for two people)
We ordered enough to eat for the next couple of days since we’ve already packed most of our dishes.
We still have a LOT to do, but today we definitely made a lot of progress. I just hope I’ll be able to get out of bed in the morning.