Hello! I figured that the last post...my amazing rendition of "night before christmas" was enough blogging to last an entire week, but I am back now! That will be my last attempt at rhyming for a very long time.
The past week has been busy to say the least.. We had expected the hh goods move portion of the week to take just 1 day but in the end it was still 2 days. I guess the estimator (the guy who looked at the amount of stuff in the apart b4 movers--I think this is his job title) wasn't supposed to tell me how long it would take to pack and load everything..but he had...and he had said ONE day. But the packers showed up Monday morning prepared to just...pack, not load. So one day became two. It wasn't a big deal, just annoying...
|The kitchen nightmare, contained in several boxes|
Tuesday, another crew came to pick up the household goods. Everything went well with this portion of the move aside from the "Mildew Shirt Mover". A cloud of mildew-scented air followed him around the apartment...and it was nauseating. After the movers left, I cleaned the apartment from top to bottom for our inspection--which paid off--looks like we'll be getting our deposit back--despite having a dog. (He actually said our carpet looked good. Ha! If our carpet's good, I would hate to see what 'not good' carpet is) Between the patio furniture and the furniture that we are selling, we still have someplace to eat and sit. Don't be deceived by the tv cabinet...the tv is gone. To watch tv now, I go to the gym with my headphones. Plus side is that I've been on the treadmill or elliptical more than an hour a day the past few days. I couldn't miss another Design Star episode!
|The shade-less lamps add a special touch don'tcha think?|
Wednesday, another moving crew of 3 people came to pick up our unaccompanied baggage...which was funny because we had about 100 lbs of stuff to send. Shortest time with movers ever--it took 30 minutes from beginning to end and they even played with Scout. This is my first overseas PCS with Ed so I really didn't know what I should send with this shipment. I've heard that some send much of their kitchen stuff...but I decided to send the bare minimum: Sheets, towels, duvet cover and pillows, 1 pot, 1 pan, spatula, spoon, plastic silverware, paper plates and plastic bowls and cups, dishtowels, rain boots, umbrella, scout's orvis bed and his permanent crate. Hope it's enough :) I am sure it will be more than enough as we are currently doing all our cooking in one $3 soup pot from goodwill.
Thursday, our permanent storage was picked up from the storage unit we had while living here. And that was the end of our moving week...except that we haven't moved...just our worldly possessions. On Monday, as Ed was watching them pack, he declared the amount of stuff we had 'sickening'. At first, I was a little bit offended. But, once it was out of sight, I realized that if our crates fell over the side of the ship, I probably wouldn't miss much of what was gone...since it was just 'stuff''. I wouldn't go as far as to say it all was sickening...the things in those crates make living in a house comfortable, fun, convenient, and pretty. But I know that my home is where my people, pets, and memories reside.. I think one could live a perfectly happy life with just food, shelter and a suitcase of clothes.
So I guess when I get to Denmark, I can take up cross-stitching and make a pillow that says "Home is where the heart is" as I now truly understand it :) Until next time...