Busting Our Butts

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 092023

Terry and I have been busting our butts getting our Florida house emptied out, but we have made a lot of progress. You don’t realize how much stuff you have until you have to move it all!

This pile of boxes and bins and assorted housewares keeps growing in our garage, and this is after hauling two loads up to our new place in Alabama in our 14-foot cargo trailer and one fully loaded 26-foot U-Haul truck.

How did we ever live comfortably for so many years in a motorhome with less than 350 square feet? Where did all this stuff come from? I can tell you the answer to that. It’s a scientific fact that Nature abhors a vacuum, so stuff expands to fill any available space.

The good news is that we are almost done. Terry still has her collection of Aladdin Lincoln Drape antique lamps to carefully wrap and pack, and a few other things in one room, and then three looms to go. The two big Glamakra looms on the left are put together with pegs, and though they are huge, when disassembled they make a compact pile. Her smaller Louet Spring II loom on the right does not disassemble, so it will be loaded as is. We still hope to wrap it all up today and be on the road tomorrow. We’ll see how that goes.

The For Sale signs are up on our place, and we already had somebody stop by yesterday to look at it. The man collects and restores antique cars and he fell in love with the 1100 square foot garage. They are snowbirds from New Hampshire who have been coming down here for years and staying in a rental place. I think if it were up to him, he’d have written a check on the spot, but his wife wasn’t quite ready to make that kind of commitment yet. Time will tell.

In other news, we knocked off about 5 p.m. yesterday and went to Boston Fish House in New Smyrna Beach for dinner with our friends Jesse and Jennifer. As always, we had a good time laughing and talking as we ate. Three of us had the blackened swordfish, which was awesome. We will definitely miss all the fresh seafood when we are up in Alabama.

And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us. Looks like one-stop shopping at this place!

Thought For The Day – Someone came to the door asking for a donation for the community swimming pool, so I gave him a glass of water.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  3 Responses to “Busting Our Butts”

  1. Are you taking the urinal with you?

  2. How many times have I read about you buying things at an antiques store, flea market, craft fair, or gun show? LOL. And of course, Miss Terry doesn’t make all those yummy things you like to eat with just her bare hands. Amazon makes it all too easy.

  3. LOL. My wife and I live in NH, and we snowbirded in our fifth wheel in FL in 2019. Since then, not so much! I can definitely appreciate the interest in your house, especially after last week’s cold snap when we hit around ten below zero. GL with the sale, sounds like it won’t take long.

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