5.31.2010

The Calm Before The Storm

The movers come tomorrow. And surprising as it is for me to say, I'm actually ready for them. Oops, did I just jinx myself? I mean, I've spent weeks, if not months preparing for this week. I've had two yard sales. I've advertised furniture, consumables, knick knacks, kitchen ware, exercise equipment, and everything else you can think of ... and thankfully sold 95% of what we wanted to get rid of. I've made lists. I've scoured closets. I've donated... a lot!

We spent the entire weekend organizing the rooms into four separate piles. One pile of HHE (household effects) to California, one pile of UAB (unaccompanied air baggage) to California, one pile of UAB to Iraq, and the rest to storage. The most time consuming part was deciding what we can't live without in California, and what really should be sent to storage. Oh and don't forget the 14 loads of laundry ... washing every single solitary thing that needs to get packed up... the shower curtains, towels, sheets, duvet covers, clothes...

They should arrive at 9 am tomorrow to begin their first of three days here starting on the ground floor. Wednesday they'll work on the second floor. Thursday they'll move it all into the crates and send it on its merry way.

Until then think only good thoughts ... for we MUST be under our 7200 pound weight limit. Fingers crossed.








18 comments:

The Bald Guy said...

Much much good luck to you! And patience too!

Emma said...

Good Luck Jill & The Perlman's, This was us EXACTLY one year ago...I remember it well!! The packing will soon be over and you'll be on your merry way x

Robin said...

Sounds epic. I'll be sending good, organized, non-breakable packing thoughts your way.

Z. Marie said...

Love the labels on the kids. We'll take Grady if needed, so perhaps his should say TO D.C.

Thomas and Andrea said...

Good luck! Hope the movers will appreciate the excellent prep work you did and honor your shipping instructions for the non human goodies to the t.

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Lisa said...

Good luck Jill! I hope it goes super smooth ~ sending good thoughts your way!

The Green Family said...

Best wishes for a successful move! I hope the times passes quickly as Matt is away! You are an incredible lady:)

Daniela Swider said...

Best of luck with packing and the move!

A Daring Adventure said...

Oh, that last picture is to DIE FOR! How cute is THAT?! I love the signs on the little ones and the puppy!

And, being the total shameless voyeur that I am, I ADORED looking at all of the things you're putting in storage!

Jen said...

Fingers crossed for you. :)

Mom24 said...

Me thinks maybe you've been ready for this move for almost two years. ;)

Glad it's finally, almost here. Best of luck. I'll be crossing my fingers you're weighing light.

Bfiles said...

hope it all goes smoothly! I am in awe of your organizational accomplishments, esp given the fact that you were doing much of it while single parenting! best of luck!

Emily said...

I LOVE the picture of the kids. They are to die for. What does your sign say?
I am also impressed by your organizational skills. I could learn a few things from you. Really.

Christy said...

Oh my god you have some beautiful china/teacups! Love them! And that last photo of the kids and dog is hysterical. He doesn't look too pleased with his sign taped on does he?! Your pup looks just like mine! Love black labs!!!

Loukia said...

That last picture - so cute!

hannah said...

Ooh, printed-out signs, good idea. I usually mark off borders in masking tape and write on that what goes where. The cat objected to being hog-tied with masking tape, though.

diplowife said...

love the pictures of the tagged kids and dogs!

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