Of course I knew that my neighbors planned to retire down to Florida and I assumed that they planned on hiring a moving van just like most people would. However it turned out that one of their sons had a truck that he could borrow from his boss, so long as he had it back the next Monday. He and I did a lot of moving before we left. The final destination was one of those luxury apartments in West Palm Beach Fl. The truth is that I stayed up all night the night before and slept much of the way down. We loaded up the truck on a Thursday night and then we left about five in the morning so that we could get out of town before the traffic woke up and made it difficult. Of course we hit Charlotte NC at a bad time, or maybe the traffic is always bad there.
The trip went pretty well and we got down there before it was completely dark. The moving fun began right then, but we had things organized pretty well. The heavy stuff was not really to the back of the truck, so we spent most of the night getting all of the lighter stuff out of the way. It was about ten at night before we decided that we had done plenty of work. In fact the stuff that was left was not really that much fun, but there was not that much of it really. The two of us took our time with it and still finished before lunch. It was not that big of a deal really and they paid me pretty well for the fact that I was only gone for a couple of days. It would have been a lot quicker except that we stopped for a visit in South Carolina.