Along with having so many other things we had to do, we worked diligently for weeks trying to prepare for this event. Having never done anything like this we didn't know much about what to expect.
There were many things to purchase to send ahead to use in Africa.
We also went through our things and decided what needed to go with us and what did not.
The day before crating day, I had 3 precious friends help me pack boxes, inventory everything that would be going into the crate, and take our kids to church. One special friend even stayed all night to help us. That night we got about 3 hours of sleep.
By the end of the night (or should I say into the early morning) we had most of our boxes packed and things moved into our breakfast room ready for the movers to come.
The big day arrived with rain showers in the area. Just as the moving company was on their way the rain got heavier and heavier. There is no garage or even a car-port at the mission house. So, we loaded everything into a truck and followed our crates back to the warehouse.
Once we got there we spread everything out on the floor. At that point they told Lee to take as long as he needed to finish. So, he and one of their employees got to the business of getting as much as possible into these 2 small crates.
One crate fully packed...one more to go!!!
About 6 hours later....we signed the papers and were done!
Many months from now, we will see all that stuff again. I wonder what condition that wooden box will be in then? Stay tuned....