I can hardly believe that I'm leaving in just a bit over 2 weeks! It is getting very close! And, of course, I'm still having the vacillating between "so near and so much to do" and "I wish I had more time so I could get things done." It will work out. It always does. That doesn't take away the jitters.
Some friends helped me with a little rearranging and organizing at the storage unit over the weekend. Thank you Scottie, Gary and Mike! We took out my recliner as I'm taking it with me, and that left a little room for more stuff to go in. The bonus is that the dogs and I have THOROUGHLY enjoyed having a comfortable chair to relax in in the evening for a couple days. Today I carried the 20+ boxes of books that I packed a few days ago from the basement, loaded them in the car and stashed them in the storage unit today. Then I took a trip to Lowe's for a few last minute needs and Petco for dog food and hack home to load the van a second time, this time with tool boxes (Yes, the ones I fell on a few weeks ago!!) and some other things that I will take over tomorrow. I'm guessing about 3 more trips to the storage unit and I will be done with that part of it. Yes, DONE!
Then I'll get to the cleaning and last minute fix-ups. That will take a few days. Then, finally, it will be time to load a UHaul trailer and goooooooooo!!
Today my son sent a picture with a message . . . "Don't pack your boots; bring them with you." He took it today. It got suddenly cold and they had hail, very small, just more than sleet. So, while it isn't snow, it might as well be. The town is about 6500 ft, so cold weather sooner than the lowlands is not unusual. He lives in the mountains outside the town, so his house is even higher. I'm going to have some significant altitude adjustment to make! I used to hate cold weather, but with the changes of later life, I've come to appreciate the nippy weather. I'm going to enjoy the winter! And my boots are, indeed, in the stack that goes with me to NM!!
Now to sleep! I need to be rested and keep my momentum going!