This week (besides trying to rest) I have been preparing for a moving sale. Tim and I decided to try and sell whatever we aren’t taking to Dillingham with us and then use that money to buy things like furniture that we will need in Dillingham. It was a bit of a process. We both felt like we wanted to help the new teachers out and give them a fair chance to buy what they would like. I typed up a list of nearly everything we were selling and came up with prices and then emailed them to the new teachers. If the new teachers were interested in something, I took pictures and gave them more information. Our pre-moving sell was successful. We sold our treadmill and several other things bringing in over $1000.
Today has been busy. Tim taught the lesson in priesthood meeting. I taught the lesson in Sunday school and in primary. Somehow we weren’t too stressed out about it this weekend though. I have loved being part of the Anchorage Bush Branch and attending church with people all over rural Alaska. While I look forward to being able to physically attend church with others in Dillingham, I will truly miss our experience with church here. We have made some good friendships.
I just had to take a break from writing because I heard someone coming into our house. It was a little boy that was at our moving sell yesterday. When I caught him quietly closing the door behind himself he proudly said “I’ve got quarters!” and he held out a quarter and a penny. I guess he wasn’t ready for the moving sell to be over. After admiring his “quarters” I asked him if he remembered what he was supposed to do when he comes to someone’s house. He correctly answered, “Knock”. I asked him if he wanted to try it again and he said yes, but then he decided to go home instead. I’m not sure if I’ll ever live in another place where kids feel so comfortable coming into their neighbor's house even when they don’t know them or wait around in the parking lot to ask if they can come visit.
We leave Togiak in two weeks from today. It hasn’t really hit me yet that we are moving, really moving away. It’s weird how quickly life can change. Sometimes it feels so constant and that you’ll be in your current state forever and then a few moments later you find yourself wondering where the last three years have gone.