Post # 1
We’re both excited and I began seriously packing today. Books and some more books. It’s hard when I am exhausted from work to just drop everything and pack. Uuugh.
He’s being really sweet though. He’s got the moving company all lined up and my boss at work is being sweet too, giving me the day off to 1)see my son graduate from elementary school (5th grade) and 2)move (with movers arriving around 11 am).
T is busy getting the fencing around the backyard completed for our (did I say OUR?) dogs and is clearing out extra closet space for me upstairs. It’s a big house, but seriously I need an extra closet, a la Carrie in SITC 1. He’s already planning the first project on the terrace level, which is my kick butt closet!
I’m so darn tired. Just exhausted. I’m trying to wedding plan, no make that reception plan, as our wedding is actually now going to be easy peasy, with only moving being the stressful thing.
We’ve come a long way. We’re almost there! Almost all under the same roof! Me, T, my precious son, our furbabies and one featherbaby (a blue and gold macaw)!
Who else is attempting to move first and get married shortly after? I sooo am ready for the wedding week/familymoon and just simply want somebody to bring me a damn tropical drink with an umbrella in it. Is that too much to ask for? A lounge chair by a beach and a drink w/a teeny umbrella in it.
Who is moving at the end of this month?
Post # 3
So exciting! We did it the opposite, married then moving. At least your move is nearby and you don’t have inept government movers! I’m already dreading us moving out of this house into another place and that won’t be for two years!
Post # 4
We’re trying to get everything ready for a move in July. I want to be settled in and mostly unpacked before the final countdown starts on the wedding. We spent last weekend cleaning & throwing stuff out to make room for my stuff.
I hate moving too and combining households just complicates things!
Post # 5
I’m glad to hear that you have a lot of support around you. A umbrella drink on the beach is not too much to ask for! That’s all I want too. We are in the process of remodeling our home so that we can move into the house before our August wedding. I can’t wait until the wedding and my honeymoon and to come back to sanity. I just want everything to be done and set up in the house.
Post # 6
I hate hate hate moving! Its why we’ve stayed in our apartment for 4 years even though its got tons of issues. We’re gonna be moving 2 months after the wedding. Its the most stressful thing ever, much more so than the wedding. But there are a lot of details involved that are making me ridiculously nervous about it, I won’t even let myself think about it until after the wedding!
Post # 7
Wow. I feel so better in that I’m not the only person here who detests moving! Congrats to all of you who are getting into the nesting phase of the relationship. That part is fun, it’s just GETTING to the nesting that makes me crazy.
Today I did nothing. I’m on call in fact. I might actually motivate myself to pack away a few pictures possibly. I am going to do more tomorrow.
I just absolutely detest this. Uuuuugh. But my eye is on the prize. May 30th when all of this is over and the unpacking can begin over sunday and over Memorial day. The other prize my eye is on would be that darn umbrella drink!
I keep reciting to myself sand…sun…drinkie…sand…sun….drinkie!
Post # 8
Good luck! At least once you’re done you can enjoy your wedding and your marriage. I can commiserate – we’re moving sooner than expected (also 10 days) but just found that out – we have to sublet our room because our other roommate moved out unexpectedly. So we’re trying to wrap up school for the semester, which means finals and lab practicals and final papers AND pack everything up and primer back the walls. Ahh! It’s too much!
Post # 9
I moved a week before my wedding and it was hard. We came home from the honeymoon to tons of boxes both moving and wedding gifts. My parents still have boxes of decor in their basement that I must do something about and I still have boxes of stuff that I decluttered from my old condo to sell that are in my husband’s granfather’s garage, good thing the grandparents gave up driving.
Post # 10
We bought a house shortly after getting engaged and it has been rough. We finally did the projects on the “must do” list and have since put all home renovations/changes on hold till after the wedding.
Post # 11
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
We’re moving, too – we’ll start on Saturday, and move a little bit at a time ourselves, and then the movers come on Thursday the 27th.
I’m miserable. I hate packing and all the preparation. It’s torture. The boy keeps getting pissed at me because after work he wants to work his ass off packing and every day I’m like “Can’t I take a nap and pack tomorrow?” I keep hoping that little elves will come while we’re at work and pack up all of our crap.
Post # 12
I feel ya! Hugs to all who are or have endured the pre-wedding or immediatley post-wedding move.
What sucks is coming home after working all day and then having to work some more at home.
Calgon take me away! (time for a bubble bath and then to pack more stuff). I’ve taken down almost everything from the walls tonight.
Is it Friday yet?
I have to have everything done in seven damn days.
Can I do it? Help!
On a positive note, by the medical powers that be somewhere, I don’t have any patients scheduled tomorrow and while I don’t want to have to leave early at work, I know I can, thus the big move and boxing can maybe go on for half of the day tomorrow? My boss said I could leave early if I wished to…I wish to!
Post # 13
Ugh. Got alot of boxes here and need to move them tonight. Going to try to make a few trips to T’s house later this evening.
I am exhausted. Going to move alot of pictures, books, and stuff tonight. Doing loads of laundry too, as I don’t like having to move dirty clothes either.
I am going thru alot of stuff right now and found alot of things I can donate to the womens’ shelter here 🙂 woo hoo! Help alot of kids feel better. And have nice clothes too!
I found a few books that were ones I’d given my son that were bought for me when I was a little girl from my grandmother and hadn’t touched those in a few years, but they’re in his bookcase and ones he will always keep. I cried my eyes out when I saw “The Little Prince” and “the Littlest Angel”. They remind me so of my grandma. I know she and grandpa would be so happy right now knowing how things have turned out. But I miss them so.
Also, moving during your monthly visitor isn’t a good idea when going thru keepsakes. I guess I’m a bit moodier than usual. I found a scrapbook my son made of a trip we took together (our first big week long trip as a single mom) to Disney, Universal, and to the NASA Center at Cape Canaveral. Cried after that too, as he was so little.
My advice is to not move or look at keepsakes at all when you’re either pms’ing or having aunt flo visit. Oh well. Going for a run in a bit to take my head out of moving mode for a while. Going to work all night if I have to. Gotta play catch up!
Post # 14
We’re living in a seperate apartment that is part of my parents house right now and within the next two weeks my parents are moving out and we’re taking over the whole house. We have so much to get out of storage and so much work to do to the house and the wedding is just over a month away. I’m thankful to not be moving far but I definitely feel your pain when it comes to getting used to new surroundings, going thru things, and setting things up the way you want them.
Post # 15
I’ve moved a ton. And it sucks. And I’ve moved across the country…twice. I think movin ranks like 2nd or 3rd on the list of biggest stressors. You know like right under the death of a loved one and divorce.
Good luck. But it’s a good stress!!!
Post # 16
Six days to go! The deadline to be out of my house is 10 am next Sunday!
Can I do it? Cheer me on!
And hugs to all who are moving/moved! You rock! I’m so ready to just be in our home. It feels wierd to say our home. But it is! It’s going to be our home…*gushy feeling again*!