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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Love/Hate Relationship

Now that I am in the middle of “the move” I have learned I have such a love/hate relationship with moving. Let me break it down for you:

Love:
Getting rid of stuff

Decluttering

Packing with some dear friends (I’ve learned some great things!)

Emptying and discarding contents of boxes that haven’t been touched for 6 years!

I had to call to change phone/Internet/satellite and was able to shop around and save $48 a month!

Found 3 missing library books that hat hit the either I find them today or go pay for them point!

Completely organizing the garage before we move in!

Hanging out with the kids while we work

Hate:
Finding mouse droppings

The constant switch of thoughts-I’ve done so much to I’ve got so much more to do

The thoughts that this will never end and we will never be in our new house.
How moving for us is really just one more thing to add to our busy lives. I still have a million things to do and must add packing and moving to my to-do list.
Now that I'm moving and have cleared out my garage, I can finally park my car in there. Why couldn't I have done this years ago?


I'm also grateful that moving has given me the distraction of the realization I have two dear and great friends (and their husbands and kids) that are moving either out of the city or out of the state. If I stop to think about it long enough it is downright depressing. These are those kinds of friends that come along once in a life time and can never be replaced. One dear friends daughter bore her testimony on Sunday and it brought tears to my eyes that while I've got to meet this incredible girl and her family I won't get her hugs at church anymore or see her on a regular basis. So I am grateful I've kept myself busy so I don't have to think about it.

Three cheers to "the move." I'm starting to see the end in sight!

3 comments:

Mrs. B said...

I drove by your house on my way home tonight and thought about how exhausted you must be by now. I don't know how you're doing it! We're here until lunch tomorrow, so holler for whatever you need!

Mandi said...

I hate moving! Hate it! Good luck and I hope it's all over soon.

Julie said...

I have a love/hate relationship with moving as well. Kind of like packing and unpacking for trips, but on a much greater level. It's so worth it though and once it settles I'm sure you'll be happy and proud of all the work it took. Just take it one step at a time. Good luck!