Yesterday was a big day in terms of the move - the moving company came and took our Nunavut-bound things away! While we thought we were going to be fairly accurate around the 4,000 pound mark, we were actually over by 700 when they went to weigh our things. Oops! So that meant that unless we wanted to pay for the freight (we certainly didn't want that, eek!), they had to pull the few furniture pieces off the truck that we had packed (no more bookcases, desk, freezer, etc. BOO!)
When all was said and done we filled about 1/4 of the truck with our things and had a total of 158 boxes/items. That sounds like a lot, but the way I look at it is that it's our life/home for the next couple of years, so that's not a lot...right? See? It doesn't look so bad!
The worst part is that after the movers left I started thinking of things we actually forgot to pack - our extra duvets, pillows (Pillows. We forgot pillows. I'm a dummy.), laundry baskets, etc. As ridiculous as it sounds that after shipping up 4,000 pounds we still don't have everything we need - we may need to courier/ship up a box or two of the things we miss. I should really look into how much sending things would cost...hrmmm.
Well...we may have stiff necks, but at least we won't starve because we have 3,999 pounds of food?
Hooray for silver linings! :)