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Monday, July 18, 2011

Packout, Day Two

This afternoon we watched the last of our things drive off in a rickety Egyptian pick-up truck, off to an unknown destination to be sent via obscure and unknown ways to Belgium and Virginia.  And then I started remembering the things that I hadn't pulled out, and were accidentally packed.  

The packing today went quite quickly, as the movers had packed almost everything and filled two of our three lift vans last night.  Our grand total for weight was 4,901 pounds, which included food, consumable items we bought for the next post, and six or seven boxes of water.  

We kept the children with us today, and Edwin was fascinated watching the men move things in and out.  I watched the children while Brandon watched the movers play Tetris with our things in the lift van.  By early afternoon, everything was finished in time for us to go to the pool do many more important things that Brandon definitely need admin time for.

Now it's just finishing up some paperwork, a few more swim lessons, one trip to church, and an unexpected holiday before our time here in Cairo is done.  But until then, I'll be playing a lot of hide-and-seek, race up and down the hallway, and pull-all-the-couch-cushions-off-to-jump with the children to keep everyone occupied.


Bridget said...

I'm so glad it's going well!

Unknown said...

All very important for sure!

UnkaDave said...

I'm glad Brandon has time for the administrative work... OK, did you count the kids before the moving guys took off?

PaulaJean said...

I hope your offerings to the Gods of Forgetfulness were minor.