Moving Shenanigans

Foreign Service LifePeru
March 19, 2014

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Hard to believe, but it’s pack-out time again!  The Novaks welcomed a 7 person moving team yesterday for our 5th pack-out in 5 years.  These guys must have eaten their Wheaties because DANG were they fast.  They had our 4200 pounds of stuff boxed and sealed within 4 hours.  Impressive, no?  I’m also quite proud of us for downsizing because we could have shipped up to 7000 pounds.

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I always get a kick out of the custom covers they make for things.  You’ll notice the couch above on the far left.  Since we have quite a bit of Embassy furniture, we also devised a marking system to ensure that no Embassy Lima furniture was on it’s way to DC.  Let’s just say that our ingenious system involved copious amounts of orange tape….

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When the movers went away for the night, the children played.  Nia was quite intrigued by the scale, while Nicholas immediately devised several games that incorporated the moving cart.  Here’s a little sample of what went on:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KLUoT_0wLg

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Day 2 was all about loading the truck.  Imagine our surprise when they began rigging this extensive pulley system to send the couches and bookshelves over the balcony railing!  It was nuts.  I was just waiting for our balcony wall to break off or something.  Thankfully, these pros know how to get it done and somehow everything made it downstairs in one piece.

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I thought you might enjoy a video of this crazy process…

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-OT8qsNLI4

Now all that’s left is good-bye gatherings and suitcase packing.  It’s hard to leave Nick behind for 5 weeks but boy oh boy am I excited for some time in Minnesota.  In fact, I hope there’s snow because my poor gal has never had the opportunity to frolic in it!  Here we come Minne-snow-ta!

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