[A knock on door.]
Andre: Hello. Is anyone here?
Ellie: Yes, can I help you?
Andre: I saw your door open and I just wanted to make sure everything was okay. Did you just move in?
Ellie: No, I’m moving out. As you can see, I’m doing last-minute packing. I think I’ve used up 10 rolls of packing tape!
Andre: This looks like a major undertaking. Are you moving yourself?
Ellie: No, the movers are coming with the moving van tomorrow morning. I’m moving a few things into storage, and I’ll take a few of the perishables and essentials in my car, but they’ll be doing the heavy lifting. No loading for me. Before they come, though, I need to disassemble this desk and this bookcase. It’ll be a long afternoon.
Andre: I can see that. Are you moving far?
Ellie: No, I’m only moving about a mile from here to another apartment.
Andre: Oh, so you’re not moving out of the area.
Ellie: No, I’m not.
Andre: I’m glad to hear that. Let’s make a deal: I’ll help you disassemble your furniture if you’ll promise to invite me over to your new place sometime.
Ellie: Really? Are you sure you’re willing to do that?
Andre: Sure. Hand me those tools and I’ll have it done in no time.
Ellie: Boy, am I glad I left my door open.
Andre: Yeah, so am I.
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