THURSDAY THIRTEEN - 13 Good and Bad Things About Moving

I am moving at the end of this month so my thoughts are dominated with the trials and tribulations of the monumental task of picking up an entire life and transplanting it somewhere else! There is always an upside to most moves too, so indulge me a bit as I complain and jump for joy at the same time and post:


1. BAD - You have to pack boxes upon boxes of crap you've accumulated and now that you're packing it you're wondering why the hell you never threw away that stupid dancing monkey lamp that your Aunt Agnes willed you!

2. BAD & GOOD - You start to think about things like that stupid lamp and you have to make decisions about whether you want to waste time and money to take it with you or just donate it to some dumbass person who can really use a dancing monkey lamp.

3. BAD - You have to change your contact information on everything. This is when you find out just how many companies know everything about you, including what kind of thong you prefer.

4. GOOD - You can just cancel some of those accounts and never have to deal with those snippy customer service people again, maybe.

5. BAD - Moving is back breaking work. It's boring work. It's tedious, dull, life-sapping and just plain drudgery.

6. GOOD & BAD - You're so busy with all that drudgery that you don't have time to cook so you have an excuse to go get a sack full of greasy French fries and Jack In The Box tacos which will then end up giving you indigestion and migrating to your butt.

7. BAD - You're going to break something while packing. It's a physical law.

8. BAD - You have to say goodbye to a lot of people you like.

9. GOOD - You can tell a lot of people you don't like just how much you really don't like them! Go ahead, you're moving a whole state away - what are they gonna do, follow you and beat you with that dancing monkey lamp they just bought for a buck at the Goodwill?

10 - BAD - You have to unpack all that crap you just packed up, wash it again and put it away - again!

11 - GOOD - You're putting it away in a brand new, clean home!

12. BAD - You have to wait - yet again - for the cable guy, the internet guy, the phone guy and all those other guys who say they're going to be there between 9 am and 1 pm but don't show up until Thursday.

13. GOOD - You get a fresh start, in a new home, in a new place that's filled with possibilities!

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  1. California, what a cool place to move to. That would make it all worthwhile to me.lol I know what you mean though about it being a HUGE pain in the you know what. I moved back in august and it must have taken me months to get totally unpacked.lol

  2. Sarcasm - I have had to do this way too much in my life - I hope this is one of the last times!

  3. I hope your move is everything you hoped for. Having just moved not too long ago, the best advice I can give you... let someone else do the lifting. Oh, my poor back... lol

  4. I enjoy visiting California, but sorry, I would not want to live there. I think it has a lot to do with all the fires and then of course the earthquakes go without saying. To much of risk.

    Have a great tt.

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  5. Good luck.


    Have fun and be careful.

    The Pink Flamingo

  6. good luck! moving is one thing,but to another country is another, we moved here in Canada from Us few months ago and I still have so many unpacking stuffs to do.
    enjoy your new place too.

  7. This all sounds very familiar to me (especially about the monkey lamp) because I, too, am moving.

  8. Moving is supposed to be one of the most traumatic things you can do, so it's good that you can find so many good things about it. That should make it easier.

  9. Good: California is lucky to get you, and I'm lucky to live there!

  10. I know exactly what you meanregarding moving. I really hate packing/unpacking. The last time I moved I suckered my mum into doing it for me.

  11. i loveeeee moving! ok, shoot me now! happy tt!

  12. I hope your move is not too painful. Moving is such a challenge - with great rewards and adventure. Good luck with it all!

  13. Number 11 totally makes number 10 worth it!!!

  14. Adelle - Thanks you, I've hired a young man for the lifting!

    Bernieg1 - I'm just happy to get out of the Arizona dust!

    SJ Reidhead - Thanks and I will!

    Fickle - Unpacking is just as big a pain as packing, but I got smart and dumped a lot of old stuff instead of packing it. Now I get to have fun buying new stuff!!!

    Alice - I hope you have a smooth move and you get rid of your monkey lamp too!

    Nicholas - Yes, it is but I am quite experienced at it. I've moved so many times in my life that I've actually written a blog post about it which I'll be posting next Wednesday!

    Joyce - Thanks, what a great way to make me feel welcome!!!

    Bored - My mom's been gone for 17 years but I hope she's giving me some heavenly aid!

    Jayedee - wanna come help me pack then?????

    Claudia - I'm concentrating on the adventure aspect to get me through the challenge!

    Jamie - Yes, once it's all over I'm always happy with my new location!

  15. I grew up in California and have some wonderful memories! Enjoy and try not to stress too much!

  16. Jen, thank you. It will all be over in a very short time and I'll be back home!


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