Charlies Moving Blog
July 15, 2012
My heart starts racing just looking at this pile! This is what my basement looks like today. Any one who has ever moved knows that it is a daunting task, to say the least. In fact, research shows it is one of the most stressful events we go through in our lives.
A few things will help make it less stressful. A really zen attitude. Large quantities of alcohol (which isn't recommended) and movers who you can trust! Lucky for me, I have the last one!
Two Men and A Truck have already given me the cornerstones I am going to need to help make this a great move.
I invite you to follow along, through this blog, on my journey from HERE to THERE. And while you're here, can you bubble wrap a few things and pack them up for me? Thanks!
July 18, 2012
The countdown is on! A week from today, my family and I are moving. I have no doubt that Two Men and A Truck are going to get us there problem free.
We are down to the home stretch for packing and I asked my husband to take all the important fragile things and wrap them in bubble wrap. This is the picture he sent me! That’s my daughter in that bubble wrap.
Looks like I will have my hands full this weekend when I get back home to finish up.
July 22, 2012
We had a very busy weekend! We accomplished a lot. Good news is the kitchen is entirely packed! Should be real easy for Two Men and A Truck to load it all up!
Why is that good news, you ask? I'll tell you why...that means from now until we move - NO MORE COOKING!! If there is any upside to moving, and frankly these days it's hard to find one, it's that you don't have to cook for about a week. Added bonus: no one looks down on you thinking your mommy ability is at a low since you are feeding your family out of a box or bag because...well...you're moving! It's like a "get out of the kitchen" free card!
Only thing about packing the kitchen that isn't fun? Not being allowed to pop all that great bubble wrap. Guess we're gonna have to save that for a later date. In the meantime, who wants take out?!?
July 24, 2012
Please don't look at me like that. Like you know I am abandoning you. See…this has been coming for a while. You had to notice I was putting distance between us. It's like I already had one foot out the door. My bags were packed.
So when the guys from Two Men and A Truck roll up and start loading things in the truck know, it's not you, it's me. We're just in different places. You're there. I need to be here. Everyone knows long distance relationships don't work. We tried it for a while, but it's just too hard.
You'll meet someone new soon. Before long it will be like I was never there. If we pass each other on the street, be kind. We shared some good memories and some tough times too. We slammed a lot of doors and enjoyed the sunshine after the storm. We have history. You always felt like home. But for now it's time to leave…I'll never forget you.
Moving…it's like breaking up with your house.
July 29, 2012
The Olympics had the basketball "Dream Team" this was my moving "Dream Team!" The crew from Two Men and A Truck were AMAZING! Thanks to this spectacular (and handsome) crew we are all moved in...and I promise details soon. Right now I'm too pooped to talk. And you know that must mean something....me, at a loss for words? Don't worry, I'll be fine by the morning!
August 1, 2012
"Mom! Where's my....?" I have been hearing this question for almost a week now. This picture is what the truck looked like when Two Men and A Truck had it loaded up and ready to go. All that stuff is now scattered throughout our house. I have no idea what is where, but my children seem to think I have psychic abilities or can see through cardboard. I possess neither ability. The good news is...as I open box after box in search of the item in question I am always surprised at what I find. It's like having Christmas morning all the time! Ho ho ho!!
August 14, 2012
Trying to unpack and put everything into its proper place is like putting together a house puzzle. Have I mentioned that I've never been particularly fond or very good at putting puzzles together? The good news is the great folks at Two Men and A Truck made sure my stuff was put in the general vicinity that all I have to do is piece it together. At this point I am so weary from packing and unpacking I may just leave it all where it is. Of course that may make the recliner in the kitchen awkward. Or make for very relaxing dinners! Silver lining my friends, look for the silver lining.