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Friday, April 22, 2011

My list of the top 10 reasons moving stinks!

#1 Feeling like you have two houses to deal with during the transition. I have a hard enough time managing one. Having a to do list for two houses is for the birds.

#2 Nothing ever goes as fast as you want it to. This has got to be the longest month in the history of my life. I never thought painting and carpet could take so long. But the reality is, we only have the weekends to do anything that needs to be done, so it takes a while.

#3 Paying rent twice so far when I don't even live there yet. Sigh...

#4 It's impossible to keep the "old" house clean when there are boxes piled up to the ceiling everywhere. It's sort of demotivating to shine my homemaking skills in a house I'm moving out of. All motivation is gone.

#5 Homeschool+moving=not a whole lot of school getting done. It's hard for the kids to focus when it's so chaotic around here. It's the nature of HS, I guess. Sometimes life interrupts and there's nothing you can do about it. Thank God for freedom in schedule. The downside-we've fallen a couple weeks behind on curriculum and now won't get done until mid June! For the first time in two years, I've thought how nice it would be for them to head off to the car line in the morning. My little one could do school in the backyard if I wanted him to! My oldest needs everything "just so" in order to focus. I'm trying not to push him too much. I know it's a hard time for him.

#6 The stress-hubs is on level 10 all the time. I'm sure he feels like the pressure is mostly on him to get things done in the new house. I'm trying to be as supportive and nag free as possible.

#7 The cost! It costs a lot of money to move. Period.

#8 The gas! Making the extra trips to the "new" house (45 minutes from the old house) is killing me in gas! I've had to scale back on my trips there, and only go if absolutely necessary. I've pretty much decided to stay out of there until hubs gives me clearance to start cleaning. Right now, we still have one more room to paint, and carpet to go down next week. I don't really need to be there for another week or so.

That being said...
#9 Staying away from the new house. I just want to be there.

#10 Being patient. Everything that needs to get done will get done. Me trying to control everything and put it on a calendar isn't going to make it go any faster.


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12 Comments:

At April 22, 2011 at 10:03 AM , Blogger ron.hunter said...

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At April 22, 2011 at 10:05 AM , Anonymous Pam said...

Sorry I commented previously from my husband's laptop and his account was signed in. So it looked like he had replied instead of me.

I am right there with you about the whole stressful moving process. I hate to move.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

 
At April 22, 2011 at 10:49 AM , Blogger Sarah said...

I've tried to get my husband to just "leave" everything when we move...never works and of course, we can't afford to just buy all new things. It would be nice though. I hope you get moved soon, moving stinks!!!

 
At April 22, 2011 at 11:51 AM , Blogger Mariposa said...

Moving IS expensive! It's ridiculous... I'm hoping to move just one more time when we actually buy a house someday! lol

 
At April 22, 2011 at 12:26 PM , Blogger Sara said...

Moving is the worst thing ever. The first two times we had to, Steve's company paid, and did all the work, and it still wasn't less stressful- just different. When we bought the house and moved out of our apartment. I thought I was seriously going to prison for murder. Hang in there Girl!!!

 
At April 22, 2011 at 12:41 PM , Blogger Shell said...

Moving is SO hard! Sending you prayers for patience!

 
At April 22, 2011 at 12:58 PM , Blogger Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Oh wow, moving is definitely no fun. :( Soon it'll all be over, though! :)

 
At April 22, 2011 at 1:04 PM , Blogger Mrs. R said...

Not gonna lie - I love the searching part. AND...I actually enjoy packing and unpacking. I'm nuts, I know.

 
At April 22, 2011 at 4:24 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

I cannot wait till we move, but I totally agree -- MOVING SUCKS!!

 
At April 23, 2011 at 12:27 PM , Blogger Katrina said...

Let me say amen and amen! I don't approve of moving for most if not all of your reasons.

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At April 25, 2011 at 12:59 PM , Blogger Liz said...

Transition of any kind is hard, but then over the biggest purchases you'll ever make in life?? Revs up the stress 10 fold. Good luck finishing up with your painting!

 
At April 25, 2011 at 4:47 PM , Blogger Stephanie Faris said...

I hired a movie company for my last two moves -- well worth it. I think they just charged me a couple hundred bucks. It's by the hour but I had everything ready to go, so they just loaded it in the truck and unloaded it when they got to my new place. I don't know if I'd ever do it the old way again. (Trying to round up enough friends, working all day, etc.)

 

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