Sunday, August 12, 2007

Moving Sucks

Well, we've still got some stuff left at the old place, but it's mostly little stuff and most of it is staged in the center of the living room for easy pickup-and-go. The bathroom and kitchen have been scrubbed, but we only made a token effort on the carpet. After 7.5 years it needs replacing, so no point doing more than a basic once-over.

Here at the new place, I've unpacked most of our stuff, but a few important things are still MIA, and it looks like we'll need some more pictures. I still need to hang the blinds in the laundry area, and my studio/exercise room is still just a place where we toss stuff we don't know what else to do with. But things are coming together nicely and the bedroom, study and living room have unbelievably soothing vibes. This whole house has a peaceful feel to it, in fact. It's intelligently designed, it's always cool, even during the current heat wave, and it just feels right in every way a house can feel right.

Tomorrow I'm going to try going to the university rec center after work and see how that plan works-- walk to work, exercise right after, then walk home.

I just hope I'm not too tired to work out. I've been going non-stop all weekend, up early, working into the wee hours, not even having time to eat. What's really scary is that we were living in 700 square feet, and we've filled 1300 square feet with furniture and stuff, no problem. Granted, the 700 sq/ft apartment was smaller than the duplex we had been in before, and we've continued to add to and upgrade our furniture so we'd be ready when the right place came along. But still, I'm thinking we defied at least three important laws of physics where we were living before, because I don't see how we got all this stuff in there.

But I shouldn't be surprised I defied the laws of physical space, since I've been a perpetual motion machine all weekend, which is also a supposed impossibility.

Doing the impossible is exhausting.

Pics tomorrow, if I've got energy left to take them!


archi ann said...

the new place sounds great tho! moving is always exhausting! trusting your inhaler isn't still among the list of MIA items!

Vickie said...

Well at least the worst is over! Time to enjoy your new place now.

Crabby McSlacker said...


Sounds like you guys really did find a great place.

And if you do find you're too tired to work out at the end of the day, cut yourself some slack already! :) (You've earned it).

But if you do find yourself defying the laws of physics, have a great workout and enjoy your new home.

Leah J. Utas said...

It's amazing how stuff expands to fill the space.
I'm so glad the new place feels good. Makes a huge difference.

Amy said...

I like your last line, "doing the impossible is exhausting". There is a lot of truth in that - hope you take some time to enjoy and relax your new home.

Sarah said...

Congratulations on the new place! Owning a home is one of my big accomplishments in life so far. And after we moved into our house five years ago I said, "I'm never moving again!"

Can't wait for pictures!

Anonymous said...

Hang in there, Bunnygirl -- moving is exhausting! But I'm so glad that you're moved in, and I look forward to seeing pictures.

How exciting that you'll be doing either NaNo or 70 Days of Sweat with me -- how cool! *~*~*Happy Dance!*~*~* I'm looking forward to it, my friend!

Against the Wind said...

Peaceful vibes... I love it! I want it!

You've also described the "expandable stuff theory": stuff expands to fill the available space. That's why stuff that filled a small house also fills a bigger house.