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12 February 2016 @ 08:52 pm
phew!  
moving is a pain in the ass, in case you didn't know that already through some miracle. ;) 

But we have a new place signed and ready and movers set for the 21, though move-in is officially the 14th, so we get the keys and can start transporting some things we don't want/need the movers to take (it's not far). So, for ex, we have to move the fish ourselves, so I'm going to transfer them each to their own bucket to hang out  while I drain the tank and we take it (and them) to the new place. Luckily it won't be so long it'll have to start the tank from scratch, but it'll be good to drain the water and clean it thoroughly. poor babies will be so freaked out at first (then they forget, luckily, because they're  fish)  

We also now have a big trash bin for....  *deep breath* the garage. That's going to take the longest. my husband has a room full of comics going back to the SEVENTIES (which is going in storage not the bin, I should clarify) and plenty of other assorted STUFF, including baby stuff that's now twelve years old. There's ... a lot to go through. But storage, new place, donation, or trash - those are the only choices at this point - no more "let me put that aside and figure it out later" not-choosing. Which of course is overall a good thing, to make all these choices and really cull out what we actually want and need, versus stuff we just have, but it's daunting to think about actually doing.

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Gramma Lunacy: Apollo towellanalucy on February 13th, 2016 07:39 am (UTC)
Moving is a serious pain in the ass.

[[[hugs]]]
lizardbeth: Agathonslizardbeth_j on February 15th, 2016 03:25 am (UTC)
it's progressing nicely for now, but two weeks from now may be pretty terrifying as we realize we still have all this stuff and NO WHERE to put it. omg. *deep breaths*
entertaining in a disturbing way: Kara and Sam kissinglyssie on February 13th, 2016 05:44 pm (UTC)
Aw,man. My sympathies on the garage. I shudder to even think about my parents doing the same thing. Their garage is just packed.

Moving always seems to be awful--as you said in an earlier entry, you suddenly realize how much stuff you have. And packing and sorting and transporting (though movers are helpful in that regard) is time-consuming and annoying.

And there's always that one box that ends up left behind (we lost the can openers that way).

Good luck!
lizardbeth: Anders with ciglizardbeth_j on February 15th, 2016 03:22 am (UTC)
I have boxes of B5 crap, that's how long we've had stuff in the garage! *sigh* maybe if I keep it long enough JMS will reboot it and it'll all be worth something again? lol

well, we have movers coming before we actually close so we shouldn't leave anything, but you never know. :D

A work in progress: Clean All the Things hyperboleandahalfancarett on February 13th, 2016 06:37 pm (UTC)
So the home inspector for your buyers didn't find anything to derail the sale?

Good luck with the packing and purging. I need to do another purge soon. We've been here almost ten years and stuff quickly accumulates!
lizardbeth: Av - Natasha cartoonlizardbeth_j on February 15th, 2016 03:24 am (UTC)
they found plenty, just not enough to derail it. we took a bit off the price, but not as much as we would have if it hadn't been basically a as-is sale.

andomg, stuff just accumulates so fast, it's nuts. especially when you collect stupid pop culture dumb things like we do. *sigh*
A work in progress: Firefly Wash Dinosaurs Animatedancarett on February 15th, 2016 04:33 am (UTC)
Glad that nothing was derailed. I send you all of my sympathies in wrangling that mountain of material in short order!
Rayrirenec on February 17th, 2016 07:01 pm (UTC)
You have my sympathies. We keep putting off moving, even as much as I want to.

Hugs for you, pets, family, and things, getting to your new place safely and sane.