It went well. OK, as well as anything can under those circumstances. We were both just exhausted, but happy that there were no unfortunate incidents.
We got here Monday late afternoon, had a good night's rest at Allan's, then drove over on Tuesday morning to unload. Again, there were just 4 of us, but we managed to have everything unloaded by 4:00, and I took us all for dinner and a couple beers at a local favorite. While there, I picked up two small furniture items that I'd bought a week earlier. A nice little stand that holds six or nine wine glasses, depending on the size/shape, twelve bottles of wine, and a drawer to hold the corkscrew and related accessories, and it has a matching piece that none of us really know what it is, but it is similar to a baker's rack. This evening, I opened several boxes of my glasses and stemware, and they look wonderful on the new furniture pieces.
I've unpacked quite a few boxes, I'd guess about 20 or 25. I've cleared the mess, then cluttered the whole place up again, probably about six times today.
Yep, everything was unloaded quickly, but my wonderful deck is now a massive storage unit!! I can't believe how much I have to unpack, sort through, divide into keep/don't keep piles and figure out what the heck I'm going to do with it all! The worst thing is ... I won't have time to get into trouble for weeks! Maybe months! Dang!
This morning we returned the truck and trailer, then I drove Bill to Albuquerque and put him on the plane back to KC. I can't tell you how much I appreciated his driving the truck. I would have done it if necessary, but his experience with semis and other large vehicles made him much more adept at it. I doubt that I could have driven it in two days. After I dropped Bill at the airport, I ran by my final storage unit there in Albuquerque, and loaded the bed of my truck before starting home. I'd had my desktop computers and other items stored there, and might as well get it all in one place! I still have to make one more trip there, but it is almost all done. All that is left is luggage and a few totes of crafts and some books. I'll pick them up probably next week and it will be finis. Hurrah!! Hip, hip, hurrah!
The trip from Kansas City to New Mexico was uneventful. Well, except for one thing. We stopped at the end of the first day and had a buffalo burger near the same place I stayed on the trip there, the MicroTel. After we ate, we just sat visiting for a little while, and I began to feel the tiredness, so I said, "Well, Bill, I think it is time to go get a room." He started laughing, and I realized my gaff and laughed myself. After we walked out, he told me that the heads of a couple people in the booth behind me whipped around at my remark. Oh, geez! Bill is just a kid! He and my youngest daughter dated when they were 17 and 15, for goodness sake!!
It is good to be home. Not looking forward to the process ahead, but I .... am .... home.