Saturday, June 12, 2004

More packing

Andrew came at 6am from his all-night party, slept a little, then we all went and met his Taylor friends at the subway stop and went to breakfast with them. It has been so nice for Andrew to have them here, studying at Gordon Seminary, the two years he has been here.

After that, we got serious about packing. By 3:30 or so we had 12 boxes and 1 suitcase ready to take to the UPS store. They called a taxi to take the stuff there. The first taxi was snooty and refused to take the stuff; they got a van taxi and that worked better. But it cost over $300 to ship it back to Dallas. Andrew came home depressed, not because of the money he just spent, but because he owns too much stuff. Add to that 6 large suitcases and a full complement of carry on bags.

Then he and Gary took another load of stuff to divest--more furniture to give to next year's incoming class of international students and lots of clothes to the recycle bin. While cleaning we found a drawer full of pennies, nickels, and dimes. We sorted out the silver stuff and went and bought cokes with it from the vending machine.

Then Andrew took a short nap, and now has gone off to have more farewell parties.


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