The good news is that they had cleaned up the pile and deposited it in the recycle bin by then, so I didn't get caught scavenging outside their door (um, hello!). The bad news is that they had cut and folded up some of the larger boxes. But I got two smaller ones and one ginormous one that they had filled with all the packing material! Yay! So I packed away my stir fry pan and some crap in one and the cookie sheets and other large things in the other, and wrapped lots of stuff in the squishy packing material, and in general got a lot packed away today. So, good.
Of course, packing kitchens is hard, since even the stuff you don't use much, you use --- do I pack the stewpot now when sweet corn on the cob is 3 for a dollar at the farmers market? --- and this means that I have even more boxes piled up in my living room and it looks worse and more cluttered instead of better, but I can't help that. Also, my cats like to lick the tape and chew on any little bits that stick up, which drives me nuts. So adding more boxes to the area where cats can destroy them is also annoying.
I'm also a wee tiny bit worried because there is still a lot of kitchen stuff to go. How many more boxes will I need? This will all fit in the storage pod, right? (It should, since I'll have practically no furniture, and what little I have will fit folded up flat against a side wall. But still, I'm good at worrying.)
Not much else is going on over here. Just chipping away at all the things I have to do. And speaking of, here is the list that I got crossed off today:
work on article revisions(I put in the time, don't ask about progress right now) clean catbox dishes clean kitchen scavenge free boxes(!)
- contact friend for travel plans
- take crap to Goodwill
- need milk
Oh, while I'm thinking about packing-related things, tell me about moving spices and foodstuffs across country (we're talking rice, garbanzo beans, flour, not liquids). Could I send this in the storage cube? Or will the heat ruin everything? Could I take it with me in the car? Or should I just bestow it on all my remaining grad school friends? Please advise.