Sunday, February 10, 2008

Boxes, boxes, everywhere boxes

We have spent the weekend packing. I now have boxes everywhere in my house. OK, maybe not everywhere. My goal is to be able to say to the movers, "See everything in that room. You can take that." With that in mind we have been filling up our dining room since that is the first room you walk into we figured the movers will appreciate having so much stuff in one place. My quilt studio has also become a repository for boxes. There is a stack of bags and boxes for donating near the front door. The corner of the living room has become the area to put the items we are going to move ourselves.

Fortunately, our new condo is only five minutes away and we have two cars so moving some items ourselves won't be too difficult. We will be moving all of our artwork, my sewing machine, and whatever else we feel like moving.

Right now I am so tired of packing and feeling out of order I could scream. Moving wouldn't be so bad if we had done it in a more compressed time space. I started packing in late December and here I am eight weeks later and still packing. If I had to do it over again I would have taken this entire coming week off and started packing this weekend. I guess that's what happens when condo deals fall through.

I may not be around much until next weekend. We are having an Integrity Selling seminar for work on Tuesday and Wednesday which will take me out of the office two of the three days I will be in the office. We have our final inspection at 8 AM on Thursday morning, followed by the closing at 9 AM. We will be home owners by lunch time. Then we will start moving throughout the afternoon. The movers will be here at 7 AM on Friday morning and should have our place packed, moved and unloaded by 1 -2 PM. Our cable will get turned on between 3 and 5 PM. Then my computer guy will be our first dinner guest at 5 PM while he installs our wireless network.

Saturday my cutting/pressing island will arrive. My DIL is coming over to help me stain the sewing table, my old cutting table and the island. Between coats of paint we will unpack. Sunday will probably be a cleaning day for the old place.

Monday is a holiday for us and the office is closed. We have to meet the landlord in the old place in the morning. We have a close friend who owns a Hunter Douglas window treatment business. He is coming by Monday afternoon to discuss drapes and blinds.

We will be very busy. But, DH's spring travel schedule starts the end of the month and I have jury duty in March so we want to get as much done as possible in the new place.

Have a great week!

20 comments:

Gail said...

Moving is such a tiring experience. My hope for you is that everything runs smoothly and right on schedule.

Kathie said...

good luck this week.
hey I was surprised you didn't mention truck day yesterday...My Dh and DD are avid red sox fans and made me look at all the pictures from Fenway yesterday on line!
Kathie

Colleen E formerly of South Africa said...

Good luck with the rest of the moving.I know its awful....think I 'd rather do anything than have to deal with boxes and packing.Colleen back from Africa

Carolyn said...

Wow, you've been busy! I hope that all goes smoothly with the move and you transition easily into home ownership!

Libby said...

Moving can be so draining . . . tons of work. Since the new place is close, try this little trick. When we were getting ready to move to our new place and friends wanted to have a tour - we had them come to our old place and we filled their car (and ours) with boxes before heading to the new place. That weekend before the moving truck got the entire kitchen moved, allowing me to unpack and get set up *s*

Wendy said...

You have a busy week ahead of you. I hope all with go smoothly and you'll be back in the swing of things soon.

Susan said...

Wow, you are really going to be "packing" it in the next couple of weeks. Sorry, I couldn't resist. You have so much to do in a short time, but I know every exhausting moment of the move is worth it, and there's a little tingle of exhilaration under the tiredness.

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Moving is really stressful, but once you get all settled and in your new place you will look back and say, it wasn't so bad LOL... Okay well maybe you won't say that LOL but you will enjoy your new place and a new sewing room with a new table for it!!!

swooze said...

Moves are fun and torture wrapped all up in one! I hope all goes well and you are setup in no time.

Paula said...

Hope your moving days are going well. We did that this past summer, so I feel your pain! I'm sure it will be wonderful when you're in and settled.

nicky said...

Wow! You do sound busy! Good luck with the move- i am sure you will be back to normal and stitching away happily in your new sewing room soon!
Nicky

Leanne said...

Hope the move goes smoothly

Kim said...

what a great Valentine's Day present for you and DH. Good luck with the move.....

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Well done on finally getting to this stage without going crazy...looks like it is the homestretch now, good luck with the shift,love the 7 things about you, Tracey

Greenmare said...

you poor thing, try not to over do! Much easier said than done when you are moving and have all the other things on your plate as well! If I lived closer I'd bring you a cup of coffee and a fresh brownie. (notice I didn't say I'd come help move) ;-)

Solstitches said...

Moving house is such a stressful thing.
Hopefully it will all go without a hitch and you'll soon be unpacked and sewing in your lovely new workroom.
Good luck!

Jackie said...

Very, very busy! I wish you all the best. Moving is very difficult, but it will all be worth it in the end!

Brigitte said...

good luck with your moving! I'm sending some positive energy to both places: the new and the old. Hope to have you back here soon. greetings from Poland: Brigitte - beadtex

julieQ said...

Moving is the pits!! But imagine enjoying your new condo and that will spur you on. Hope all goes well in your move.

Jeanne said...

I can't imagine moving anymore. I hope everything went well and that you soon have a sewing room again. And look at those countdown numbers for Opening Day! That has to mean that spring is near!