Moving: Part Four

Posted by: Maggie

Sorry for the delay in posting, we moved into the new apartment last weekend and had trouble with the internet all week. The cable guy came on the day we moved in to hook it up and it worked for about two hours. Then it suddenly went out and they didn’t come back to fix it until Tuesday. And then of course after a few hours it wasn’t working again. We eventually (several days later) discovered that the problem was with the wireless router, so we’re back in business, but unfortunately wired until we buy a new router.

So, back to our moving story. I spent the week before last getting us all packed up and ready to move.

Eleanor handled things better than expected. I think she was pretty excited to get to watch so much television while I packed. Ordinarily, we limit her tv watching time to an episode of Curious George or Sesame Street at breakfast, another at lunchtime and then maybe George again if I need her distracted while I cook dinner. But while I packed, it was pretty much tv on demand for a week, and now I’m paying for it. We’re having a bit of a struggle over limiting her tv time again.

Last time we moved, Eleanor did not handle things well. It was very confusing for her and she was extremely cranky for weeks. She didn’t seem to mind things much this time. I repeatedly explained to her what was happening, that we were packing up all of our things and bringing them with us when we moved to a new place. She seemed to understand and would walk around the house saying “packing, packing” and then throw her toys into the boxes I was packing.

The actual move went very quickly and smoothly. We hired movers for the fist time ever. They were fantastic. Very fast and careful with our things. Nothing was damaged and they were completely done in about four and a half hours. And we had a lot of stuff. It didn’t seem like we had that much, because all of our furniture is smallish, light Ikea stuff, but we do have four bookcases of books which took up about 30 boxes, in addition to all of our other boxes.

We unpacked completely over the next two days. I don’t know how people can stand to take any longer than that to unpack. I have visited people who moved weeks prior and still have boxes of things packed. I don’t know how people can live that way. I can’t stand to have things in boxes, taking up space. So we had everything done by the end of the day on Monday. Everything except for picture hanging which we just didn’t get around to this weekend like we had planned (this weekend was rough, I’ll post about it later).

Here is the aftermath:

The most exciting part of our move happened when I went back to return our keys. But I’ll have to get to that story tomorrow.

One Comment

  1. I think I might be one of those people that leaves things in boxes for a while, I guess it just depends on if everything has a place to go, if not I just don’t seem to know what to do with it. Can’t wait until we hang out again

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