We’re down to our last few days before the final move . . . 5 more nights in this house.
Things I’ve learned:
- There is no reason to get rid of “stuff” just so you have less “stuff.” We’re moving to a bigger house with more space. After the fires, lots of people (me included!) came to the conclusion that we have too much stuff. A major purging effort took place for lots of folks (me included!). Then I realized, if we already have the stuff, there’s no need to get rid of it (unless it’s broken or doesn’t fit). The goal should be to not accumulate MORE stuff that you don’t need.
- Four people use a lot of stuff in 2 weeks. While we keep wanting to pack and move more things, we actually need to use these things until we can totally move.
- Disassembling and moving a trampoline is more of a PITA than assembling one. I moved the fire pit bricks and decided to just go ahead and move the trampoline. It was nice out, so why not? OMG what a friggin’ PITA! Getting springs off of a 15 year old trampoline is no easy task. But it’s disassembled and sitting in the shed at the new house, just waiting to be reassembled. This time I know how to do it!
- No matter how ready you think you are to move out of the house you’ve lived in for 10 1/2 years (since Dude’s 3rd birthday and Princess was only 8 months old!), when you actually have a date to move, you will spontaneously burst into tears while walking through King Soopers, buying the last groceries you’ll ever take to that house (or apparently when you’re typing about said impending move – sheesh!).
- Just like when you moved in and everything was a first, you will mention the “last” of everything you do at the house before you move . . . last movie we watched her (moved the DVD player), last video game played here (moved the XBox and Wii), last time friends have come over to hang out (Thank you for coming over, Eskews!), last time you had pizza delivered (new house does NOT have pizza delivery – ack!), and so on.
- Baseball practice and swim team practice don’t care that you are moving. You still “get” to transport your kiddos to these events 4 and 3 times a week respectively the week you are trying to actually move.
- Friends are awesome and willing to help with anything you need . . . I already knew this, but I really appreciate it
We’re coming into the home stretch and can’t wait!