Monday, October 15, 2007

Moving is LIke Being in an Alternate Universe For Two Months

Originally uploaded by katzeye.
Maybe it was more painful than usual due to the fact that we just had to go through the house in which I grew up, in its entirety for pretty much the entire month of August. The dust, the history, the agonies, the allergies!

Then, to move out of a very large, two story home, to try to fit into a beach apartment again, what agony!

I feel like I have spent every waking moment of my life for the past 8 weeks in putting things into or taking them out of boxes, bins, baskets.

I have cuts, bruises, scrapes, and one badly dinged thumb to show for all of this constant motion.

I think we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but before I forget the agony of this all, I want to remember that moving is painful in so many ways:

1-even though we only moved 11 miles, there is the agony of leaving behind what is familiar (friends, routines, and walk-in closets!).

2-there is the actual physical parts of attempting to haul things up and down stairs, and into and out of vehicles, and, well, just always hauling until you dream of hauling and wake up in the morning as sore as you would be had you really had a tough work-out at the gym run by the merciless marine!

3-there is the emotional part of feeling displaced, wondering where things are, seeing favorite pieces of furniture with new moving dings and scrapes, and wondering if you will ever feel settled in the new place.

4-the wanting to do things like, well, live one's life, work, answer emails, take a walk, go to the library, post on flickr, see a movie, but you can't because all you can keep doing is finding things, putting things away, giving things away!

5- To be continued, I have just run out of time, again!!!


claire said...

Agh, i was thinking of moving, but this made me change my mind, i forgot how stressful it is! But where did you move to?

kc petersen said...

Hey Claire, it's like childbirth, once it's all over, it's worth it! We just moved closer to the beach, that's all!

Jennifer said...

LOL, and like childbirth, you forget, and then you go and have another!!!