Down to the wire – Last week of work

With one more week to go, we are down to the wire!

Everything still looks good for the house to close by May 4th.  We spent the weekend doing more sorting, trips to Goodwill, and taking things to the kid’s house.

One major accomplishment was completing a chest of drawers I started 5 years ago when our grandson was only about 6 months old.  Before he was born, I built a 3-in-one bed for him, and he used it as a crib, toddler bed and now a full size bed.  The matching chest built using Sepele  a wood with a wonderful three-dimensional grain.  You will often see guitars made from this wood.  We watched grandson B play baseball, then delivered the chest of drawers.

B\'s Chest of Drawers

He was especially excited about the dinosaur knobs and he named off each of the different dinosaurs!  Pretty darn good for a 5 year old.  We then had lunch from Togos – a local sandwich chain then picked up the trailer.

Everything caught up to me about 3 p.m. and I crashed for 3 hours!  Something I never do unless I’m sick.  But Sunday all was well and we installed tie-down hoops in the trailer and got the woodworking/house fixing tools loaded into the trailer.  It looks like we have plenty of room still in the trailer – at least the important stuff will make the trip!

After dinner we continued to sort and pack clothes and plastic wrap boxes that will be stored in NY.

We can’t believe it’s only 5 more workdays left!  After writing about preparing for our journey over the past 2 and a half years, we are on the brink of pulling the anchor and letting Lola sail!  We will be heading through Texas on the way to Florida and hope this is TOTALLY figurative speech!

Soon we will be shifting to travelogue mode sharing our trips as the Trippin’ Engles.

Happy trails!



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