I don’t usually use my blog like a journal, but today I’m making an exception. Moving is stressful and sometime traumatic, and dear readers, I am subjecting myself to it, willingly, yet again!
I was born with wheels on my butt. At least it seems so. I have lived all over the United States. As a kid, I had a step-dad that picked fruit for a living. Later on, my mother married a man in the Air Force.
Much of my early youth was spent in the back of the station wagon. We would load up and move with the car piled high with our belongings. We looked a bit like the Beverly Hillbillies. I would be in the very back of the wagon with my baby brother.
After I moved away from home, at the tender age of 16, I continued to move. My first marriage at 16 yrs. old didn’t work out. Big surprise there, huh? So I moved from Texas to Wisconsin, then back to Texas and finally to Oregon.
I spent a lot of years in Oregon, but moved and lived all over the state. At one point I moved 6 times in one year! Crazy, I know.
34 years later I find myself back in the state of Texas and still moving.
I’ve been here about 3 years now and have lived in an apartment during that time. The apartment, although nice, is not the same as living in a house. So I got it into my head that I wanted to move, yet again.
I’m getting too old for this crap!
Although I have hired someone to move me, there is still a LOT of work involved in getting ready to make the move.
There was a time when I could load all of my possessions into my Volkswagen Bug and move. Well, not anymore.
When did we decide we need all this STUFF?
I work full time and I have always been the type of person that is done in after 40 hours. With the added chore of having to pack, mark, stack, clean, etc., etc., for moving, I am exhausted!
And I’m not done! I have to finish packing and then make sure the apartment is clean and ready for me to vacate so I can get my deposit back.
I guess I’m whining.
There is still another week and a half before my move. I have one more full weekend to get everything done that I need to do.
Do I hear any volunteers? Hello? Anyone?