Tuesday, October 26, 2021

The big sort.....

 7: 53 am - Tuesday - October 26th - Fontana, CA - 50° F, 93% humidity, wind - CALM.....partly cloudy today with a forecast high of 68° F.  On this date in 2013 TLE and I were in Ogden, UT having a late lunch at Roosters Brewing Company, the kind of funky, whimsical place we love so much.......↴

.....and on this date in 2017 we were boondocking on the shores of Lake Powell (southern Utah) near Lone Rock.......

Lone Rock in the background

Our main reason for being in SoCal is to clear our 'stuff' out of my son's warehouse, otherwise we would probably be in Spokane where TLE had planned to have her cataract surgery.  It has been a blessing for us to be able to store some of our things in my son's warehouse for the past 13, or 14 years, but all good things come to an end, eventually.  It is not a lot of stuff....it would probably fill the bed of a full size pickup.  It consists mainly of stuff we use in service of the Newell, plus some boxes of old papers which we will need to shred before disposing of them, a lot of bicycle parts, a couple of bicycles, and a lot of backpacking gear.

We had agreed to meet our son at the warehouse between Noon and 12:30 pm, and we arrived there just after 12:30 pm.  We had planned to sort everything into 4 piles.....trash, 'keep', donate, and sell....and then transport the 'keep' and sell piles back to our trailer to sort through the 'keep' pile  one more time to see if we still need all of that, and then sell what we decide not to keep along with the other stuff in the sell pile.  As forecast, it began to rain about 1 pm, so transporting all of the stuff back to the trailer was out of the question, but we did transport stuff in water tight containers.....

It's going to be a little tight in the trailer for a few days....lol!

.....as well as our old Cannondale tandem, and TLE's old Cannondale F600 road bike, which will be going up for sale, also......

....in all it took us 2+ hours to do the sorting, and then we loaded as much as we could into my son's Chevy pickup to take back to the trailer.  We'll go back Tuesday to get the rest of the stuff, plus drop off the donate pile at the local Goodwill.

By the time we reached the Newell the rain was beginning to come down much harder, and by the time we put the last box in the trailer, and my son left it was getting torrential.  We spent the balance of the afternoon listening to rain on our aluminum roof....not an unfamiliar sound after 12 months on the Oregon Coast.

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