The effects of the stew were finally wearing off, and we stirred ourselves back to consciousness, with the grim realization that there was much stuff-packing left to do - and not all that much time remaining. We promptly threw ourselves into some heavy-duty packupiness, occasionally checking to see what little Dunkie was doing while we were distracted (NO, no washing your cars on the KITCHEN TABLE!!) Yes, that's pretty much all we did all day and most of the evening (put that dish down NOW!), and so this day was busy but unremarkable (he dropped WHAT?) as we stayed focused on the real reason we were up here (oh good, Duncan finally passed out...)
Busy interior, quiet exterior
Three generations of the Carlisle gang together again
How much stuff can one stuff into a truck and trailer? Let's find out!
This day began the real-life 3-D jigsaw puzzle of figuring out how to fit n+x cubic feet of worldly goods into n cubic feet of space. Richard & Suzanne hauled out furniture, boxes, accessories, boxes, tools, boxes, memorabilia, boxes, and other stuff (did we mention the boxes?) and carefully shoved them into our waiting trailer while trying to minimize possible instability (in the load, not us). This went reasonably well until it looked like we had such a good rhythm going in the house-to-vehicle boogie, Mother Nature (that wacky gal!) decided to have a bit of fun herself and send over a soaking rainstorm that kinda put the kibosh on the activities (with free bonus mud, too!) Then a few extra indoor hours as the rain drummed above as we rounded up a few final family items into the remaining containers, and then one last night in the old Carlisle family home dreaming of times past and adventures yet to come.
The autumn road awaits us...
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