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Only fools pack 162 boxes

...and that isn't even counting the 76 un-numbered items like desks and chairs and artwork. I honestly don't remember much about this day, except everything that wasn't already in a box, went into a box. This included the TVs and kitchen stuff.

While we were packing, we had several cars pull up and examine the house from the outside, and one person actually knocked on the door and said she was sorry, she didn't know there was anyone here. Evidently our wonderful landlords cannot wait to get new tenants. They could have waited a week before putting an ad in the paper, surely?