August 10, 2009
We had a modestly sized house in North Carolina, and we’re not hoarders. We moved to NC in a 14-ft U-Haul twelve years ago.
Stephen rented the 26-ft U-Haul for this move. I was a little appalled to think that, yes, we probably do own that much Stuff.
Our buddies came early Saturday morning to help us move. By 10:30, after two hours of serious lifting and moving, the truck looked like this:
Our stuff was packed up in there pretty tightly, and most of the big stuff was in.
Stephen and I both started saying things like, “We didn’t need this big a truck. That was silly.”
By 4pm the next day, this is what the truck looked like:
Mmm-hmm. “We don’t have that much stuff.” Yeah. I hear ya.
There it was. All packed up and ready to go. Almost every inch of the 26-ft trailer used.
I just want you all to know that all Christmas and birthday presents from here on out should be consumables. Because we are now implementing a Volume Displacement Acquisition and Dispersal Program (V-Dadp for short).
Everything we own will henceforth and forevermore be required to fit into that 26ft trailer. If you give us something, be prepared for us to jettison something of equal volume. Just so’s you know. There is no way we are embarking on the Methodist system of itinerancy with any more Stuff than this.