Tomorrow we leave for Ohio. Luckily, the catatonia of endless packing numbs one to the shock. But if I had the capacity to feel emotion at the moment, I might be amazed --again!!-- at how much "stuff" five people can "stuff" into 3,000 square feet. It's truly astonishing. It's taken us six weeks to exacavate. And we're hardly even close to near to be able to contend for any prizes in consumerism.
I have a new theory: if we adopted smaller houses in this country, we would be sending far less money to China. What do you think?
Anyway, enough theorizing. Tonight, our friend Sherri made us dinner. We ate on her deck backing to woods, dining on barbecued chicken, potato salad, corn on the cob, etc. It was a beautiful, unseasonably cool August day. It was good to see Sherri and Philip. Sherri even made us a tin of brownies. More people to miss! The dinner couldn't have been more welcome as a respite from packing and as a chance to see friends.