9:00 AM: Just a quick note to say that the truck is loaded (Randall is putting the last few baskets and trashcans on top of the pile right now). It's been a very exhausting and stressful time, but once the truck is gone, I think it will be a real relief (and when we determine for sure that everything leftover actually fits in the two cars, it will be another relief). I'm at work today (had to come in for a doctor's appointment) but will head home early to polish off the house (need to clean out the refrigerator, etc.).
Thanks so much for all the wonderful comments. We look forward to a continuing long-distance relationship with the friends we've made in the community, and we continue to appreciate our existing far-flung friends who visit the web site and check in with us. And now, we'll be making new friends!
We leave on Saturday, and although we have our laptops with us, I don't know how often we'll check e-mail or post updates. But we'll definitely let everyone know how things are going on the other side.
(No updates from the doctor with official results of the bone marrow biopsy, but as we mentioned before, the preliminary results looked great.)