We didn't expect to be back here at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, but circumstances changed. I got an offer for temporary promotion that I couldn't refuse, and here we are. The temperature was hovering around zero when we got here, a bit of a shock when you're used to 40. It's already been down to -9.
We needed to get out of the house we were in back in Larned anyway, so we were going to have to move it. So our stuff is all in storage, and what a mountain of stuff it is. I don't know how a person gets so much.
After we moved to Kansas, we started a campaign to rid ourselves of some of our useful but unnecessary stuff. Too lazy to have a garage sale, we just made donations to the library, Goodwill, and put up some good stuff on Freecycle.org. That helped. What was left, I started packing meticulously into our storage unit with the help of my dad, who I somehow convinced to come help with this whole operation. I started weeks earlier, stacking plastic tubs and boxes in the back as high as they'd go, then furniture. Before we knew it, we had packed ourselves out the door with no room for anything else.