a few upshots to the whole process... Best Parts of Packing: • Taking inventory of all that we own. • Remembering the stories attached to objects. • Spending time with my husband, even if it's not the most fun time. • Appreciating what we own. • Getting rid of what we don't want or need. • Listening to old CDs we found in a shoebox. • Locating a lost receipt we thought we'd never find. Worst Parts of Packing: • Getting everything done while working and dealing with daily life. • Stressing about whether or not we'll get everything done. • Realizing that, despite our best efforts to pare down, we still have too much stuff. • Tripping over boxes on our way to the bathroom. • Eating take out because our cooking supplies are packed. • Misplacing the phone charger and dealing with a dead cell phone. • Feeling like we'll never finish.