Four people started packing up our 4 bedroom home at 8am. By noon, just 4 hours into packing, they had finished boxing up the garage, guest room, craft room, and was almost done with Bear's room. They were powering through it all. I spot checked them periodically to make sure they were doing the right thing and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. They were taking care of our things from what I could see. All of this meant that I could focus a bit on Bear and giving him some extra attention.
They went on break for lunch and then Hubby had to go finish up one last briefing to out process. This meant I was home with Bear, the dogs and the packers. Which was fine as the packers were all women. They came back from lunch and started in on finishing bears room while two started in on the kitchen and another worked on the living room. All was going as expected. They would finish up in a day and a little bit at this point.
It was then that the head packer got a call that she would be receiving additional help. We both had figured another one or two people bring the total to 5-6 packers. Two more showed up so they jumped on in. Then 20 minutes later 4 more people showed up. Bring our already ridiculous total to 10! They then sent 5 people to pack out our master bedroom and closet. I should note that while our closet is big and there is a lot in there it is cramped space was as it is galley style closet. You also need to go through the bathroom to get to the closet. So I told them what to do then went back out to check on Bear and the kitchen packers.
This is for me when panic set in. Bear had missed his nap making him incredibly grumpy. Then toss in 10 packers and I was at my breaking point. There were far too many people for me to keep an eye on. I needed Hubby home, NOW! I started texting him to hurry. Thankfully he was already on his way.
No less than 2 hour from the time hubby showed back up were the packers finished. The whole house was boxed up. The paper work was signed and then we had 5 days to wait until the truck came to pick up all of our stuff. 5 days of nothing to do. Or very little to do that is.