Monday, June 30, 2014

Moving In

All hands on deck Monday...we are finally moving into the new office building here at Moosehorn NWR.

Our work days are Tuesday-Thursday, but we are here today to help with the move.

Peggy was first to move in.  She had been fretting for some time, but we all helped her make her nest and she just told me she is very happy with her new office, especially after she got her wall hangings in place.

Brent, federal officer, was proud of this new glass case to display some of the seized items.  He asked for my help and we had fun arranging the goodies.

The red material, with a value of $5000.00, is made from Tibetan antelope.

The briefcase is made from elephant hide. The carvings are ivory.

This is the reception desk and you can imagine what it looked like during the move. Things were piled high as it seemed to be the catch all!!  I could not wait to get that cleared off and tidied up.

The picture collage on the wall is one of two Bill asked me to put together several years ago and they wanted it placed there.

Monday was the hardest of the moving days. Pizzas were brought in for lunch...this is the conference room.

There were boxes of kitchen stuff dropped on the table which I quickly put away.  No picture of the kitchen though.

This brochure rack is just opposite the reception desk, and now it is getting filled.

As everyone was taking care of their own office, I arranged all the office supplies and organized them in this storage closet.  All the items were in boxes lined up in the hall next to the closet and it seemed a little daunting at first, but little by little the job got done.  Wallace helped Mike get the shelving in.

This is only half the closet in this picture.

We carried boxes of brochures down to the basement and organized this area...a work in progress.

Many boxes of binders, books, plaques and pictures were dropped in front of the stove, and I put those things away.  The committee needs to finalize where they want pictures and plaques placed.

Steve came up with some ideas of more signs for Wallace to rout and he got right to work on those.

We all gathered on the back porch for a hot dog lunch on Thursday.  

We saw a moose wandering down below.

Prior to this lunch, Bill asked if I would take the YCC kids on a tour of the refuge.  They wanted to see James Pond which is on the far side of the refuge.  Upon turning around, I got the van stuck!!! Fire came to our rescue.  We did see James Pond though.

After four days of moving, everyone seems to be settling in and the place looks great!!!

Until next time...


  1. Moving is hard work. Is that a real luna moth?

    1. Yes, we have been having many of them at the new building.

  2. Oops! It's never good to get a vehicle stuck. Glad someone came to help. You are sure in an interesting place.

  3. I surely do wish I had been reading your blog last year and known to stop by there and meet you guys. . .looks like such a great place. . .especially now that all that awful moving stuff is done!

  4. Looks like a real nice visitor's center! I bet they are really glad to be in their new "digs"!

    1. It isn't a visitor's center, just offices and a reception area.

    2. It really isn't a visitor center...just office building with a reception desk.

  5. Beautiful new Visitor's Center. What a great opportunity to start from scratch. Hopefully they'll get many good years out of it.

  6. It is a beautiful building...not a visitor center though...just offices with a reception desk.

  7. Kudos to you guys for successfully moving in to your new office. The building really looks nice, but what really got my attention is the surrounding woodlands. How I wish I had an office surrounded by trees and greenery. Anyway, Miss Peggy really made her workstation look very homey with her lovely hangings. I hope the whole company is settling in nicely. Thank you for sharing! Wishing you guys all the best!

    Doyle Townsend @ Urban Group

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  9. Like any other move, you’ll fully enjoy what the new place has to offer, once you’re all settled in. It’s a nice place, btw. It’s so close to nature, complete with wandering geese and luna moths. And it will become more beautiful once the goodies from all your office were brought in.

    June Griffith @ Arnold and Self