Monday, May 21, 2012

I Hate Moving

I think the title of my blog about sums it up.  I hate moving!  No matter how organized you think you may be not everything always goes as planned and anyone who tells you differently is lying.  They have blocked the memory of their moves from their minds.

Yes, folks that is right we have moved.  We are no longer in the Southern Indiana/Louisville Indiana area, we are now located in Central Indiana.  The Husband's job transferred him so now we are in a new area. I will also need to change the title of my blog page.

So I am not going to lie, I was not as organized as I could have been this move but I do think it was better then some times in the past. I think what made it most difficult was that the Husband was on a job assignment somewhere else 7-8 weeks (I lost count, it was way too long) leading up to our move.  Which meant that he was only available on the weekends to help, including us finding a new place to live.  However, my mom, who is one of the most wonderful women on earth took some time off right before the move and during the move to help.  Bless her!

Moving day arrived on Wednesday and I had to go in to work, so mom and the Husband went to pick up the truck, waited on the movers to load the truck and were loading the rest of the odds and ends.  When I got home from work there was still a lot to do.  The movers had come and gone but there were so many misc. items that needed to be loaded or thrown away.  It felt like the longest day ever!  I am not sure I can even describe it, by the end of the day I think we all wanted to kill one another. Finally around 11:30 p.m. everything was loaded up in the cars, the truck and the apartment was cleaned.  We were all so exhausted and we did not want mom to have to drive the Husband's car up that late so we dropped it off, where the Husband had been working, prior to the transfer, for us to come and pick up later.  Mom and I took turns driving and drove to their place, we finally arrived there a little after 2:00 a.m. The Husband drove the moving truck straight on to our new place since the movers would be there to unload that morning.

On Thursday the truck was unloaded but since we had not completed painting (we still need to finish painting) bedroom furniture, ect. are in the middle of the rooms.  Much of the kitchen was unloaded and the family room put together, minus painting.

Of course, issues still arose.  On Saturday I went to pick up the router for our internet connection at mom and dad's place (we had it shipped there).  I ran a couple of more errands and then it was back to my new home.  We were unable to get our computer chairs on the truck or in our cars, so we went out to search for a new computer chair for me.  I found one and we went back home.  That night the Husband was trying to get the router set up and could not get an internet connection, he decided to put the chair together.  There was something bent on it and it was crooked, so he knew we would have to exchange it.  He then resumed with calling AT&T and troubleshooting, they went through the whole spiel and then said it would cost us $55.00 if they sent a tech out and it was on our end.  Which is their standard answer, by this time it was after midnight so he gave up.  On Sunday morning he called back to see if we could get a tech out to take a look (keep in mind we still needed to go and pick up his car in New Albany).  They said they had figured out the issue was on their end and they would send a tech out between 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  At this point I am sitting there thinking please be closer to noon.  Well what do you know the tech showed up at 11:30 a.m. (fist pump).  Turns out the issue was that the boxes on the side of the duplex were not labeled and the previous tech had a 50/50 chance of hooking it up to the right unit, he chose wrong.  So the new tech hooked everything up correctly and we were online.

Now to figure out the chair issue.  Since we did not want to dismantle the chair we loaded it up in the car as is, hoping that we could get it in there and head straight down to New Albany to pick up his car.  No such luck, the chair fit but it meant that I would not fit.  So the husband went to exchange it, they only had one chair left in stock.

We finally were able to head down and get his car.  We arrived home about 9:00 p.m. and boy were we exhausted.

So like I said, I hate moving.  I am glad to finally be in our new place.  We still have lots of unpacking to do but it is a process.  The main thing is we are here, safe, healthy and settled.  Plus I am all set up to work from home now.

So watch for our next adventure.  Maybe I should rename it living in box land and unpacking.  :-)

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