Widgit is adapting very nicely. She is complaining about not having enough furniture to sit on but so is Peter.
The road was a long one. The last few days were particularily stressful. Thanks to all my friends who helped me survive. They may be saying “Wait we didn’t do anything” but they got me out of the house and away from work which was a lifesaver.
So come on Kathy. You are used to planning a lot of things, working hard and making decisions. Why was moving so stressful? Millions of tiny decisions. No decision was a question of life and death. Most decisions had no long term impact. Most decisions have no financial impact. Not decisions that could be made by others. The biggest impact is to my time and potential environmental impact. You are probably asking “What decisions are you talking about Kathy?”. So here is a sampling:
- Is a fire extinguisher hazardous waste? I can’t move it because it is under pressure but what do I do with it?
- Can I dump xyz down the drain?
- Should I try to give this away, move it or toss it?
- Can I ship partially opened containers? They say no, but what happens if they don’t know?
- Should I take stuff to charity in one trip or two? What happens if they won’t take it all?
- What do I need to survive in basic comfort the last night (airbed, down comforter, light) and then what do I do with them?
- Should I keep the tape dispensers and extra packing tape and pack in my suitcase or give away.
- How many trips to hazardous waste do I need – this involves collecting everything and weighing it. This is difficult because I’m still painting!
- Is this junk or can I give it away? l-800-GOT-JUNK was a stress saver. Yes, it costs $$$ to get rid of your junk but was worth it.
- How do I try to make sure that everything fits in recycling and garbage bins? Keep things organized and compact. Yes, it is painful but what else can you do? (Environmental issue if you call GOT-JUNK…they say they’ll recycle but I didn’t see too much evidence of that.)
So if you are moving, don’t underestimate the stress but keep do try to keep in in perspective. And rely on your friends for moments of escape.