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Notes, 13 Feb. 2016

Noemi and her team began cleaning up Emerald Hill, getting it ready for Jacquela, Jadin and Steven to move in.

We are about to start the move-in countdown.

Noemi and her team took the protective cardboard off the stairs, cleaned up the construction mess, to reveal a work of art -- hickory risers and treads, steel balusters and handrail, stair lights recessed into the wall.
Noemi and her team took the protective cardboard off the stairs, cleaned up the construction mess, to reveal a work of art — hickory risers and treads, steel balusters and handrail, stair lights recessed into the wall.

In this Saturday chapter, Jacquela and Steven:

  • Donated more boxes and bags of stuff to Goodwill, continuing to clean out Sea Eagle.
  • As we sorted, we set aside a notebook in which Jadin drew pictures of Reboot. We miss our dog.
  • Assembled the wire shelving for the pantry at Emerald Hill.

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  • Visited Lowe’s to check out ceiling fans.
  • Discovered bumpers for the steel shelving in the pantry at the Container Store — along with plastic liners for each shelf.
  • Began boxing up artwork, taking down shelves and patching walls at Sea Eagle.
  • Came up with a potential solution to hide the tankless water heaters — a shoji screen or ceiling-mounted sliding door for the mudroom, and a ceiling-mounted folding door for the laundry room.
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Shredding 21 boxes of our lives

The last thing we want to do is move archived papers to Emerald Hill.

Steven messaged Atex Shredding. They sent a truck. 21 cartons of our lives. Shredded.

A joy. A sadness. A step into a new life, made lighter.

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Boxing Day 2

Jacquela and Steven loaded the rental truck a third time, early.

First stop was Goodwill to donate many more things — our first run of 2016 after several in 2015.

Then up to Emerald Hill. We reorganized many of the boxes in the garage, stacking higher and tighter to take up less floor space. And then unloaded the truck.

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Boxing day

A milestone. We are moving boxes to Emerald Hill.

Jacquela and Steven rented a truck from Penske at Home Depot. We hired Kevin and Matt for the day from Ranserve — and Matt’s friend Myles. We backed the truck down the driveway at Sea Eagle View at about 9 am. And went to work emptying the garage of stuff in boxes.

By 10:15 am we were on the road to Emerald Hill for the first run of the day. Steven assembled the metal shelving — powered by the revelation that cheap stuff does not go together easily or well — pulled from Sea Eagle View. Kevin, Matt and Myles unloaded the truck, nearly filling one 40-foot side of the new garage bay.

Then it was time for lunch at the taco truck opposite Anderson High School.

Back at Sea Eagle View, we loaded the truck with boxes from the train room, the toy room, the flex room, the guest bedroom and the great room. There was still room on the truck, so we emptied out the storage closet next to Steven’s office, and boxes under Steven’s desks. Matt crammed that truck to the ceiling, packing boxes in tightly.

Jacquela climbed into the cabin of the rental truck to ride shotgun while Steven drove the second run to Emerald Hill.

And we went to work unloading the truck.

Jacquela took a break to take a couple of pictures.

We called it a day at 5 pm.

Above, Steven takes the last box out of the truck at the end of the second run.

For some reason, Jacquela did not take pictures of Kevin, Matt and Myles. This is Steven carrying cardboard to lay out on the floor under boxes. Behind him is 40-feet of stuff in boxes.
For some reason, Jacquela did not take pictures of Kevin, Matt and Myles. This is Steven carrying cardboard to lay out on the floor under boxes. Behind him is 40-feet of stuff in boxes.
We stacked the fragiles on the plastic and metal shelves that Steven assembled at the workshop end of the new garage bay.
We stacked the fragiles on the plastic and metal shelves that Steven assembled at the workshop end of the new garage bay.
Peering back to the garage door from the workshop end of the garage.
Peering back to the garage door from the workshop end of the garage. Steven’s bucket of tools and more metal shelving in the process of assembly; this stuff is time-consuming.
The back end of the rental truck with unloading already underway. This is as far as we could back the truck without colliding with the oak tree.
The back end of the rental truck with unloading already underway. This is as far as we could back the truck without colliding with the oak tree.
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