April 25, 2015

Max Packs: April 25, 2015

Because she was off gallivanting with her fellow Sparks*, Clara was unable to consent to having her room “packed” so the boys flipped a coin.

Max lost.  Or won?  Max won – his room is first.

"Before"...on a relatively clean day.

“Before”…on a relatively clean day.

The first step was getting boxes.

Then the boys built them.

Then you tuck slot A into tab B...oh, wait.

Then you tuck slot A into tab B…oh, wait.

Because life is basically MineCraft.

Because life is basically MineCraft.

Our ceilings are 9 boxes high.

Our ceilings are 9 boxes high.

We realized that the smartest way to do this is to label the boxes with the contents, but to let someone else fetch the “needed” item as he goes so that he doesn’t have the “oh YEAH, that thing!” moment everyday.

Storage is going to be outside of his room…except for his clothing.  He swore that he would abide by the rules: take out what he needs to wear, put it in the laundry when he’s doing with it.

It took him most of the afternoon, in fits and starts.  Solomon helped and Nick-from-next-door popped in and helped out, too.  It really is far more enjoyable to pack up/clean up someone’s else’s crap than one’s own.  I think he kind of enjoyed the chaos and challenge.  I know Max appreciated his contribution.

Nick is the friendly neighbourhood giant. He and Max share an affinity for fedoras.

Nick is the friendly neighbourhood giant. He and Max share an affinity for fedoras. Max also looks tiny here because photos (or, at least, this photo) are not 3D.

Now that we have our “packing guinea pig” we’ll see what the experience is like.

It echoes in here.  But for how long?

It echoes in here. But for how long? Also: spot Max…and yes, he does have two computer screens.  Why? Also: he packed up 9 bankers boxes and there is no visible difference.  *sigh*

Day 176 scorecard: 880 down, 945 to go

* Sparks are like mini Girl Guides (or Girl Scouts, if you’re American).

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