I can remember the Friday before I left for my first year of college so vividly. The kitchen and both living rooms were like an obstacle course. The only way to navigate from room to room was by taking precarious and cautious steps, trying to find a bit of foot space between the boxes and crates. Packing is not fun, especially when you aren’t even sure what you need for a whole year away from home. It’s the little things that you wouldn’t think to be important that end up forgotten and quickly grabbed last minute.
That Friday was the last day before we would leave at 4am the next morning. The truck had to be packed and ready to go before we went off to bed. Doing as much checklist checking as we could, organizing, and rearranging to make everything as consolidated as possible was one task we had to do together even though we wanted to spend that last day doing nothing.
We made one final list of the few items that had been forgotten to that point and knew a trip to the store was a must. It was pouring rain that Friday, but we hopped in the car and set out for those last minute essentials. One last trip to Walmart and the packing could be done and the truck could be loaded up.Read More