On Wednesday, January 25th, the movers arrived and packed up our house. The night before, the children went to Odessa to visit with Grandpa and Grandma Anders while we executed the final steps of the big move. We had been packing up our personal items for a while and it was still a pretty big job to box up and prepare everything else to go in the truck. We're glad we didn't have to do it.
Thursday morning, January 26th, we woke up early and got ready to move out. It was a strange morning and a surreal experience. We hardly had anything accessible in the house and we actually had to cut a few of the boxes open to get some things back out. It was weird being in our old familiar house, but not knowing where anything was and knowing that very soon we'd be leaving and not coming back. The movers arrived pretty early and started putting everything in the truck. It was a pretty big job and took about 7 hours to get everything out and organized and packed.
Once it was all done, Andrea took a quick video of the empty house. It is sad to see our house so empty, but we're glad it all got packed smoothly and done.
Andrea bid our belongings farewell and took one last picture before Peter the driver set off across the country.
Sad isn't it... all the memories - all the good times - you can almost hear the voices when you look around. You'll have fond memories of this place - and the kids will hardly remember any of it, but there will be pictures. That will help.
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