Here's Your Sign…

Anyone know that song?  It’s done up by a comedian Bill Engvall, where people would ask him silly questions and he’d hand them a silly sign so you know not to ask them anything.  It’s a funny bit, but one really has stuck out in my mind over the course of the weekend.  His family is in the process of packing up to move, moving van in the driveway and as they load things up, the neighbor comes over and asks:

“You movin’?”

His response (which still cracks me up), was “Nope!  We pack things up once or twice a month – just to see how many boxes it takes!”

As the last box was unloaded into our new garage this weekend, I literally knew how many boxes it takes!  (A lot!)  Here’s what we saw as we began to tackle the task of unpacking:

How many boxes?

So, what do you think?  How many boxes did you think it takes?  Can you count them all?  Post your best guess in the comments – the person guessing closest to the actual number will win something fun (without going over of course – kinda like The Price is Right)!  Post your best guess by the end of the week to be entered in this unofficial “contest”!

Update:  It took us longer to settle the dust on unpacking, but it’s pretty much done now and the box count has been officially determined.  The total was at 116!  Congrats to Myles for his closest guess of 87!  Send me an email to claim your prize! 🙂

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14 comments for “Here's Your Sign…

  1. Pete
    April 26, 2010 at 7:40 am


  2. Glen
    April 26, 2010 at 8:04 am


  3. Tom
    April 26, 2010 at 11:58 am


  4. April 26, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    67 🙂

  5. April 26, 2010 at 3:33 pm


  6. April 26, 2010 at 6:34 pm


  7. Burt
    April 26, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Is that really all your stuff there in a portion of the garage? That was about what we had on our first move, 40 years ago, when moving from college to our first professional job. It all fit in the slot of the moving truck over the cab.

    Our most recent move (21 years ago) required the entire moving van just for our stuff. If we moved today, I am pretty sure it would not fit in a single van… let alone a single garage.

    Consider yourself lucky on the moving front. We are virtual prisoners here, afraid to even think about boxing it all up!

  8. April 27, 2010 at 6:46 am

    42. Just cause I like the number 42.
    .-= Rich Charpentier´s last blog ..A few shots from this weekend’s Sweet Nasty concert =-.

  9. April 27, 2010 at 7:19 am

    87 boxes.

  10. Alistair McNaughton
    April 27, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    47. Good luck in the new place!

  11. April 27, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    .-= cheryl´s last blog ..115 =-.

  12. Shari
    April 27, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    83 boxes

  13. April 28, 2010 at 8:06 am

    .-= Josh´s last blog ..Daily Thoughts 2/26/2010 =-.

    • May 17, 2010 at 10:42 am

      And the winner of the box count guess is:

      MYLES! Myles guessed 87 boxes and when all were counted I had over 100 (116 to be exact)! A lotta boxes, so congrats to Myles – send me an email for your free prize! 🙂

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