The majority of the move is complete! Hooray. Until the Solstice, things were being moved bit by selected bit. Boxes were emptied, things put away; boxes taken back to the house in Billings and refilled. My goal was to only move what was needed in this household, would have to be replaced or was of great personal value. Another criteria was that “furnishings”, including artwork, be in keeping with its character.
The house in town is a small, old fashioned cottage in a neighborhood just off the Historic District. This house is open and airy with a circular feeling interior. It was built for the wrap around view. Much of what I had lived with over the past decades had a sort of “funky” feeling that just doesn’t fit here. A few representative bits have moved, but not whole collections. Books have been carefully selected (“Will I read this again?” – or- “is this an heirloom?””) Art that has meaning to me or that feels right is moving, personal items have been culled.
So far, so good. As boxes are emptied, everything has a place and a use, whether functional or aesthetic. I will not have to deal with mystery boxes in the future!
On Friday we picked up a truck, loaded it on Saturday and got home before dark. Sunday the truck was offloaded and returned to Helena, way ahead of the deadline. We got our shopping done and made it home in good form. Sadly, there is still one more car trip to finish up with getting items to the appropriate charities, and of course, the dreaded cleaning. That will happen in between the 30th and the holiday weekend.
9:17 a.m. the truck as full as we got it on Saturday. The dogs did help!
11:32 a.m. Empty truck, happy people, happy dogs.
Stella supervised from her chair. She wouldn’t operate the camera much less supervise the work.
Today is Monday, a work day. Half the boxes are unpacked, their contents put away, time has been spent outdoors and in the studio! We have been to the treehouse once already and look forward to going up again next weekend.
Life is good.
p.s. if you need my change of address, email me please. All other contact info remains the same.